Herbert H. Einstein
Herbert H. Einstein, Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received his Dipl. Ing. and Sc. D. in Civil Engineering from ETH-Zürich. His teaching and research areas are underground construction, rock mechanics and engineering geology. Professor Einstein has been involved as an advisor, consultant and researcher in issues related to underground construction, rock mechanics and rock engineering and natural disasters, notably landslides, and in waste repository problems. These activities range from geotechnical and engineering geologic research and design, to risk analysis. He is co-editor of the journal, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering and member of the editorial Boards of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology; and of Engineering Geology. Professor Einstein is author or co-author of over 200 publications in his area of expertise. He was the recipient of the prestigious Müller lecture award of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and of the “Outstanding Contribution to Rock Mechanics” Award of the American Rock Mechanics Association; he also received several teaching awards at MIT.