University of Texas at Austin
Mark Mear




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Mark Mear

Core Faculty GSC Faculty

Engineering Foundation Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Engineering No. 1

Associate Chair for Academic Affairs Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Professor Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

Computational Mechanics


Mark E. Mear earned his Ph.D. in engineering science from Harvard University in 1986. Mear is affiliated with the Center for Subsurface Modeling in the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences. He has served on the Cockrell School of Engineering faculty since 1987 and has published numerous technical articles and reports.

Dr. Mear specializes in the mechanics of solids. His major technical interests are in theoretical and applied solid mechanics, with an emphasis on the mechanical behavior of materials and fracture mechanics. The focus of his recent work has been in the areas of micromechanics and computational fracture mechanics.

Dr. Mear has received numerous teaching awards, including the Lockheed Martin Excellence in Engineering Teaching award in 2000,  the Texas Exes Teaching Award in 2006 and was inducted into UT Austin Academhy of Distinguished Teachers in 2018.