Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Solid mechanics and materials science, elasticity, and fracture dynamics.
Professor Markenscoff is interested in solid mechanics, stress analysis with particular emphasis on theoretical materials science, micromechanics, defect mechanics, and bridging the micro with the macro scales in solid mechanics.
Xanthippi Markenscoff received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1974. She has been a research associate at MIT, an assistant professor at Carnegie-Mellon University, and a professor at UCSB before joining UCSD as professor of applied mechanics in 1988. She has also been intermittently a visiting professor of solid mechanics at Brown University, and a visiting professor at UC, Berkeley. Her research includes elastodynamics, dislocation theory and analysis of singular problems in elasticity and fracture mechanics. Markenschoff is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Society of Engineering Sciences, and Associate Editor for the ASME's Journal of Applied Mechanics.