James R. Rice

James R. Rice
James R. Rice
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    Harvard University

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    For prediction of fracture behavior in metal.

James R. Rice received from Lehigh University a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics in 1962; a M.S. in Applied Mechanics in 1963; and a Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics in 1964. Dr. Rice is presently the Mallinckrodt Professor of Engineering Sciences and Geophysics in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.

Dr. Rice studies theoretical mechanics in geophysics, geotechnology, and materials physics: earthquake source processes; fault and crack dynamics; lithospheric stressing and seismicity; hydrologic processes; and pore fluid interaction with earth materials.

Information as of 1996