Professor, Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Engineering Foundation Centennial Teaching Fellow in Engineering #1
Phone: (512) 471-4212
Office: WRW 112B
Solids, Structures and Materials
Ph.D., Harvard University
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. He has served on the Cockrell School of Engineering faculty since 1987 and has published numerous technical articles and reports.
Dr. Mear has received numerous teaching awards, including the Lockheed Martin Excellence in Engineering Teaching award in 2000 and the Texas Exes Teaching Award in 2006.
Recent Awards and Honors