Graduate student Janelle Heslop featured in MIT Spectrum

CEE and Sloan School of Management Graduate student Janelle Heslop is in her final year of the Leaders for Global Operations Program (LGO). She was featured in MIT Spectrum, discussing her passion for working at the intersection of environmentalism and business. Read more here.

CEE hosts annual research speed dating event

On February 15, 2019, CEE hosted their annual research speed dating event that brought together faculty, postdocs, undergraduates, graduates and research scientists to present their research findings and objectives. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion and digital poster session, fostering intradepartmental collaboration and discussion of future efforts to solve global issues. Read more [...]

CEE Visiting scientist Dr. Judah Cohen and Professor of Biology Ernest Fraenkel win subseasonal climate forecast rodeo competition

scientist Dr. Judah Cohen collaborated with Professor of Biological Engineering Ernest Fraenkel, two Stanford University PhD students and a Microsoft researcher in a Subseasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo Competition and won first place in 3 out of 4 temperature forecasting categories. The researchers created a climate model combining historical weather pattern recognition and machine learning in [...]

Professor Oral Buyukozturk delivers plenary lecture at the 2019 Gulf Conference in Kuwait on Sustainable Built Environment

From March 10 - 13, Professor Oral Buyukozturk delivered the plenary lecture at the 2019 Gulf Conference in Kuwait entitled “Roadmap for Sustainable Built Environment: a science-based multidisciplinary research.” The conference was the result of the successful completion of the first MIT - Kuwait multidisciplinary signature project in which Buyukozturk was the Principal Investigator involving a total [...]

Research on the camouflaging characteristics of squid featured in New York Times

McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Markus Buehler and the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) was featured in the New York Times for their research about the camouflaging characteristics of squid. Due to tiny pockets of pigment and reflectors made of protein, squid are able to rapidly produce a wide range of colors [...]

Sarah Fletcher receives 2019 American Water Works Association Academic Achievement award for Best Doctoral Thesis

Postdoctoral associate Sarah Fletcher received the 2019 American Water Works Association Academic Achievement award for Best Doctoral Thesis on “Learning and flexibility for water supply infrastructure planning under diverse uncertainties.” The award recognizes contributions within the field of public water supply. Read more here.

Professor Markus Buehler publishes paper in Science Advances on using spider silk for robotic muscles

McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Markus Buehler, former postdoc Anna Tarakanova and Claire Hsu ’20 published a paper in Science Advances about the use of spider silk for robotics muscles. The spider silk’s robustness and ability to contract and twist above a certain level of relative humidity in the air could assist in [...]

Mechanics of Materials: Mixing Concrete

By Rayna Higuchi '20 Hi CEE! I’m Rayna, a student in the Mechanics and Materials track, blogging about my experiences in Course 1. Today I’ll be talking about the class Mechanics of Materials (1.035), taught by Professor Ulm, with additional instructors Stephen Rudolph and Omar Al-Dajani. The purpose of the lab we ran on February [...]

Mechanics of Materials: Testing Tensile Strength

By Rayna Higuchi '20 Hi CEE! I’m Rayna, a student in the Mechanics and Materials track, blogging about my experiences in Course 1. Today I’ll be talking about the class Mechanics of Materials (1.035), taught by Professor Ulm, with additional instructors Stephen Rudolph and Omar Al-Dajani. The purpose of the lab we ran on March [...]

PhD student Josh Moss highlighted for his research on urban pollution

PhD student Josh Moss studying Atmospheric chemistry in Professor Jesse Kroll’s Lab, is examining the chemistry of gases and particles in the atmosphere that humans are releasing, and their interactions with existing particles in the atmosphere. Moss utilizes computer modeling in conjunction with the controlled atmospheric chamber in the lab to investigate the gas phase [...]