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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mark Kachanov

Adjunct Professor
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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Mark Kachanov

Adjunct Professor
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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

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.

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: 

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

  • 1988-present: Professor
  • 1982-1988: Associate Professor

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.