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Mark Kachanov
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Ph.D., Brown University, 1981

Research Interests

Professor Kachanov's research is focused on micromechanics of materials and its applications to various materials systems, as well as on piezoelectrics.  Many of his works are done in cooperation with industry.
  • Micromechanics of materials
  • Microstructure-Property connections
  • Applications to coatings, geo-materials, bone
  • Piezoelectric and nano-electromechanics


Professor Kachanov joined Tufts in 1982 as an Associate Professor after an appointment as an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. He became a Full Professor at Tufts University in 1988.  He is an Editor-in-Chief of the "International Journal of Engineering Sciences" and of "Letters in Fracture and Micromechanics". His Science Citation Index is 3,000.