Herbert Einstein

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Herbert Einstein is a professor in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His  group conducts research in rock mechanics, engineering geology, and underground construction, spanning a wide range of studies from field measurements to laboratory experiments to numerical and analytical models. Einstein and his research group have published more than 300 publications on the mechanical properties of soils and rocks; analysis, design, and project management of underground structures; risk analysis of landslides; and probabilistic methods in rock engineering and engineering geology. Einstein has received an Outstanding Contributions to Rock Mechanics award from the American Rock Mechanics Association and a Müller Lecture Award from the International Society for Rock Mechanics. He earned a PhD from ETH Zürich.