Principal Engineer, Software Manager, 3DEC Product Manager
Jim Hazzard is a geological engineer with a Ph.D. in geophysics. He has extensive experience in software development for geomechanics and he is currently the Software Manager at Itasca Consulting Group, as well as product manager and primary developer for 3DEC.
Dr. Hazzard is also a consultant with Itasca and has worked on several projects evaluating the stability of open pit and underground mines. Other interests include numerical modeling of seismicity and hydraulic fracture. Dr. Hazzard is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada.
Ph.D. (Numerical Modeling of Acoustic Emissions and Dynamic Rock), 1998
Keele University, Keele, UK
B.Sc. (Geological Engineering and Geophysics), 1994
Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
American Rock Mechanics Association
International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Chair: CGS Rock Mechanics Division, 2011-2014
Chair: Canadian Rock Mechanics Association, 2014-2015