CEE undergraduate degree receives ABET Accreditation

October 12th, 20172017 News in Brief

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), a nonprofit organization that accredits programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, voted to accredit CEE’s undergraduate degree program. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates. The accreditation extends retroactively to October 1, 2014. Read more in The Tech.

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), a nonprofit organization that accredits programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, voted to accredit CEE’s undergraduate degree program. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates. The accreditation extends retroactively to October 1, 2014. Read more in The Tech.

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CEE awards cross-disciplinary seed funds

October 11th, 20172017 News in Brief

H.M. King Bhumibol Professor Dennis McLaughlin, Mitsui Chair Professor Serguei Saavedra, and assistant professors Tal Cohen and Otto X. Cordero were recently awarded CEE cross-disciplinary seed funds. The annual seed fund awards are given to promote collaboration projects between different domains. McLaughlin and Saavedra are working to examine the impact of resource allocation and community ecology on crop productivity and resilience, and Cohen and Cordero are seeking to discover the relationship between the physical and biological processes that underlie how biopolymers are consumed by bacteria. Read about the new projects on MIT News.

H.M. King Bhumibol Professor Dennis McLaughlin, Mitsui Chair Professor Serguei Saavedra, and assistant professors Tal Cohen and Otto X. Cordero were recently awarded CEE cross-disciplinary seed funds. The annual seed fund awards are given to promote collaboration projects between different domains. McLaughlin and Saavedra are working to examine the impact of resource allocation and community ecology on crop productivity and resilience, and Cohen and Cordero are seeking to discover the relationship between the physical and biological processes that underlie how biopolymers are consumed by bacteria. Read about the new projects on MIT News.

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Professor Dave Des Marais joins Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

October 10th, 20172017 News in Brief

Assistant Professor Dave Des Marais was profiled on MIT News for his research into plant physiology and how plants naturally respond to environmental stresses. Des Marais officially joined the department on October 1, and works in the Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering. Read more about his research on MIT News.

Assistant Professor Dave Des Marais was profiled on MIT News for his research into plant physiology and how plants naturally respond to environmental stresses. Des Marais officially joined the department on October 1, and works in the Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering. Read more about his research on MIT News.

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Register for the MIT Ecology Meeting by December 1

October 9th, 20172017 News in Brief

Mitsui Chair Professor Serguei Saavedra and Professor Jeff Gore of the Department of Physics are co-organizing the second MIT Ecology Meeting, a biennial event that strives to bring together faculty, postdocs, and students doing ecology research in the Boston area and beyond. The event will be held on January 26, 2018, and the theme for this year’s meeting is mathematical ecology. Students and postdocs are invited to present their work through short presentations. Registration is required, and will close when the room reaches capacity. More information, including the registration link, can be found here.

Mitsui Chair Professor Serguei Saavedra and Professor Jeff Gore of the Department of Physics are co-organizing the second MIT Ecology Meeting, a biennial event that strives to bring together faculty, postdocs, and students doing ecology research in the Boston area and beyond. The event will be held on January 26, 2018, and the theme for this year’s meeting is mathematical ecology. Students and postdocs are invited to present their work through short presentations. Registration is required, and will close when the room reaches capacity. More information, including the registration link, can be found here.

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Research from Professor Markus Buehler and Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics shows functionalized graphene changes shape in response to heat

October 6th, 20172017 News in Brief

New research from McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Professor Markus Buehler, along with research scientist Zhao Qin and postdoctoral associate Chun-Teh Chen, on thin layers of functionalized graphene that folds and unfolds into predetermined 3D structures in response to heat was published in Science Advances. The research was conducted in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. Read more here.

New research from McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Professor Markus Buehler, along with research scientist Zhao Qin and postdoctoral associate Chun-Teh Chen, on thin layers of functionalized graphene that folds and unfolds into predetermined 3D structures in response to heat was published in Science Advances. The research was conducted in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. Read more here.

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Research from Professor Oral Buyukozturk finds microscopic properties critical to stronger concrete

September 29th, 20172017 News in Brief

New research from Professor Oral Buyukozturk shows that the microscopic properties of cement are key to stronger, more sustainable concrete. Buyukozturk, graduate student Steven Palkovic and Sidney Yip, professor emeritus in Department of Nuclear Engineering, created a computer model to simulate the behavior of individual atoms under a variety of conditions and see how strength develops in concrete materials. The research was published in Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. Read more on MIT News.

New research from Professor Oral Buyukozturk shows that the microscopic properties of cement are key to stronger, more sustainable concrete. Buyukozturk, graduate student Steven Palkovic and Sidney Yip, professor emeritus in Department of Nuclear Engineering, created a computer model to simulate the behavior of individual atoms under a variety of conditions and see how strength develops in concrete materials. The research was published in Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. Read more on MIT News.

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