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Mark Kachanov

Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Mark Kachanov

Mark Kachanov

Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Phone 617-627-3318
Robinson Hall, Room 161
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
fracture mechanics, micromechanics of materials, material science
Biography: 

Mark Kachanov joined Tufts in 1982 as an associate professor, following 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.

Education: 
Ph.D., Solid and Structural Mechanics, Brown University, 1981
Candidate of Sciences, Mechanics of Deformable Solids, Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, 1974
M.Sc., Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Leningrad State University, 1969
Professional Experience: 
1988-present:

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

1983-1988:

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

1980-1983:

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanics and Materials Science, Rutgers University

Research Interests: 

Mark Kachanov's research is focused on micromechanics of materials and its applications to various materials systems, as well as on piezoelectrics. Much of his work is carried out in cooperation with industry. Broad research topics include the micromechanics of materials; microstructure-property connections; applications to coatings, geo-materials, and bone; and piezoelectric and nano-electromechanics.