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Robert C. Viesca
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


2011 Ph.D., Harvard University
2006 S.M., Harvard University
2005 B.S.C.E., Tufts University

Research Interests

Theoretical mechanics in earth sciences and engineering. Problems of recent interest include surficial and crustal processes, including landsliding, seafloor sedimentation, fault rupture initiation and propagation-- involving the fields of seismology, tectonophysics, civil and environmental engineering, ocean sciences, and hydrology, and the mechanics behind friction, fracture, porous media flow and deformation.

Professional Positions

9/12 - present: Assistant Professor, Tufts University
9/11 - 8/12: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University