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.
- Moret, Y., and Einstein, H.H. (2016). Construction cost and duration uncertainty model: Application to high-speed rail line project. Construction Engineering and Management, 142 (10).
- Costa, A.L., Sousa, R.L., Einstein, H.H. (2018). Probabilistic 3D alignment optimization of underground transport infrastructure integrating GIS-based subsurface characterization. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 72, 233–241.
- Costa, A.L., da Conceição Cunha, M., Coelho, P.A.L.F., and Einstein, H.H. (2018). Planning for natural hazards: Robust approach for high-speed rail infrastructure. Natural Hazards Review, 19 (1).
- June 1, 2018: MIT News, A celebration of community and research accomplishments.
- December 11, 2013: MIT News, As the world turns: Learning about plate tectonics through on-screen interactions.
- July 3, 2013: MIT News, School of Engineering awards for 2013.
- October 16, 2012: MIT News, Reaching underground resources.