Mark Kachanov

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Mark Kachanov
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Latest company Tufts University
PhD university Brown University

Mark Kachanov received a Ph.D. (1981) in solid mechanics from Brown University, Rhode Island. He worked at Rutgers University, New Jersey, for two years as an assistant professor. In 1982, Kachanov became a faculty member at Tufts University, Massachusetts, where he is now a professor of mechanical engineering. His research is focused on microstructure-property connections for materials with multiple cracks and other inhomogeneities, with applications to rock mechanics.

Kachanov has published one book and more than 110 articles. He is a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Award for senior scientists in 1996 and is an editor of Letters in Fracture and Micromechanics.

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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.