This program is part of a public education series on unconventional gas drilling sponsored by the town of Enfield, New York State.
For several years Dr. Ingraffea has been speaking all over the world about the process and impacts of shale gas extraction. The Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering at Cornell, Dr. Ingraffea has taught fracture mechanics, finite element methods, and structural mechanics at Cornell for 35 years. Dr. Ingraffea’s research concentrates on computer simulation and physical testing of complex fracturing processes. He and his students have authored more than 250 papers on this research, and he has twice won the National Research Council/U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics Award for Research in Rock Mechanics (1978, 1991). He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the premier journal in his field, Engineering Fracture Mechanics. Dr. Ingraffea was named one of TIME Magazine’s “People Who Mattered” in 2011.
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