Professor Dara Entekhabi and graduate student Andrew Feldman publish research in Nature Plants

December 7th, 20182018 News in Brief

Feldman and colleagues published new research in Nature Plants. They used NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite mission measurements and evaluated short term, simultaneous changes of surface soil moisture and vegetation water content in the soil-plant continuum. Read more here.

Feldman and colleagues published new research in Nature Plants. They used NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite mission measurements and evaluated short term, simultaneous changes of surface soil moisture and vegetation water content in the soil-plant continuum. Read more here.

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Professor Markus Buehler and Zhao Qin create music through protein structures

December 7th, 20182018 News in Brief

McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Markus Buehler and research scientist Zhao Qin create music by overlaying vibrations of protein structures. The protein synthesizer can be used for educational purposes, allowing participants to create their own sound combinations. It exemplifies how a complex harmony can be reduced to a simple melody and basic notes. Similar to science, any material can be broken down to just a grain and then again to individual atoms. This analogy provides a unique way to communicate science through music. Read more here.

McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Markus Buehler and research scientist Zhao Qin create music by overlaying vibrations of protein structures. The protein synthesizer can be used for educational purposes, allowing participants to create their own sound combinations. It exemplifies how a complex harmony can be reduced to a simple melody and basic notes. Similar to science, any material can be broken down to just a grain and then again to individual atoms. This analogy provides a unique way to communicate science through music. Read more here.

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Professor Charles Harvey publishes new research on haze in Singapore

December 3rd, 20182018 News in Brief

Professor Charles Harvey and researchers confirm through radiocarbon measurements, that the severe haze in Singapore and neighboring countries, is caused by burning peatlands in Indonesia, and not the popular belief of deforestation and waste burning. Harvey and researchers are currently experimenting with the replanting of native trees on a new field area that was deforested and burned. Read more here.

Professor Charles Harvey and researchers confirm through radiocarbon measurements, that the severe haze in Singapore and neighboring countries, is caused by burning peatlands in Indonesia, and not the popular belief of deforestation and waste burning. Harvey and researchers are currently experimenting with the replanting of native trees on a new field area that was deforested and burned. Read more here.

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Assistant Professor Lydia Bourouiba publishes new study on bacteria in bubbles

December 3rd, 20182018 News in Brief

Assistant Professor Lydia Bourouiba and graduate student Stephanie Poulain published a new study in the Physical Review Lettersthat shows how contaminated bubbles act as tiny microbial grenades, launching microorganisms and potential pathogens into the air. Read more on MIT News.

Assistant Professor Lydia Bourouiba and graduate student Stephanie Poulain published a new study in the Physical Review Lettersthat shows how contaminated bubbles act as tiny microbial grenades, launching microorganisms and potential pathogens into the air. Read more on MIT News.

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Professor Markus Buehler is selected as a 2018 highly cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics

December 3rd, 20182018 News in Brief

McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Markus Buehler is selected as a 2018 highly cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics, who runs the scientific index, “Web of Science.” Professor Buehler received this honor for producing multiple highly cited papers ranking in the top 1% for a publication field and year throughout the last decade. The Clarivate Analytics list highlights scientists and social scientists for exceptional performance in one or more of 21 fields, or across multiple fields.    

McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Markus Buehler is selected as a 2018 highly cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics, who runs the scientific index, “Web of Science.” Professor Buehler received this honor for producing multiple highly cited papers ranking in the top 1% for a publication field and year throughout the last decade. The Clarivate Analytics list highlights scientists and social scientists for exceptional performance in one or more of 21 fields, or across multiple fields.

 

 

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PhD student Catherine Nikiel discusses her research on climate change at the regional scale

December 3rd, 20182018 News in Brief

PhD student Catherine Nikiel, working in Breene M. Kerr Professor Elfatih Eltahir’s Lab, is studying the impact of climate change on different aspects of the hydrological cycle. In particular, she is investigating the impact of land-use change on regional climate in the midwestern United States. Read more on MIT News.

PhD student Catherine Nikiel, working in Breene M. Kerr Professor Elfatih Eltahir’s Lab, is studying the impact of climate change on different aspects of the hydrological cycle. In particular, she is investigating the impact of land-use change on regional climate in the midwestern United States. Read more on MIT News.

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