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School of Engineering

Robert C. Viesca

Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Assistant Professor Robert Viesca

Robert C. Viesca

Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone 617-627-5165
Anderson Hall, Room 207A
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
applied mathematics and mechanics for geophysical and engineering problems
Education: 
Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, 2011
M.S.., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, 2006
B.S., Civil Engineering, Tufts University, 2005
Professional Experience: 
2012-present:

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2011-2012:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University

Research Interests: 

Robert Viesca's research focuses on theoretical mechanics in earth sciences and engineering. Problems of recent interest include surficial and crustal processes, like landsliding, seafloor sedimentation, fault rupture initiation and propagation. That research involved the fields of seismology, tectonophysics, civil and environmental engineering, ocean sciences, and hydrology, and the mechanics behind friction, fracture, porous media flow and deformation.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2017: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
Professional Memberships: 
American Geophysical Union