Mark E. Eberhart is an author and a professor of chemistry & geochemistry at the Colorado School of Mines.
Eberhart holds a B.S. in chemistry and in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado, an M.S. in physical biochemistry at the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published two books; Why Things Break (2003), an autobiographical book describing his education and his studies of Stress and Fracture and Feeding the Fire (2007).