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A journey to the end of the world… CEE research in Antarctica

A journey to the end of the world… | Dr. Stefan Thiele Dr. Stefan Thiele is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Polz Lab. This winter, he was invited to join an expedition to Antarctica for a month to conduct research. Below is his account of the adventure. A journey to the end of the world…well [...]

MIT and Parsons Corporation explore research similarities and potential collaboration opportunities

On March 8, researchers from MIT, including multiple CEE professors, presented their work to representatives from Parsons Corporation at the Infrastructure, Smart Cities and Transportation Workshop. Hosted by CEE, the event highlighted potential collaboration opportunities between MIT and Parsons. Read more on MIT News.

Worms inspire new mutable materials for potential applications in soft robots

Former CEE PhD student Chia-Ching Chou ’15, research scientists Fran Martin-Martinez and Zhao Quin, and CEE Department Head and McAfee Professor of Engineering Markus Buehler recently published research that uses protein from the strong and adaptable jaw of a marine worm to model its behavior in various environments. The jaw is made of soft, organic [...]

Inside a Course 1 UROP: Tackling large scale problems using imaginative solutions

By René Andrés García Franceschini Some of work done here at MIT that is so outlandish, so “out there,” and, quite frankly, so bizarre, that it’s hard to imagine that work being done anywhere else. Coming back to MIT from leave, I knew that if I were to conduct research, I’d want to do so [...]

Undergraduates get hands-on research experience during TREX

A group of undergraduates conducted field research for two projects during this year’s Traveling Research Environmental eXperiences (TREX) in Hawaii. The students presented their research to MIT alumni and gave a final presentation to local community members. Read more about their experience on MIT News.

Professor Xuanhe Zhao creates living wearable sensors that light up in response to chemicals

Associate Professor of CEE and Mechanical Engineering Xuanhe Zhao created wearable sensors that light up in the presence of certain chemicals. The sensors are made of sheets of hydrogel and contain live cells. They can detect chemicals in the body and the environment. More information on the research can be found here.

Professor John Ochsendorf selected as Director of the American Academy in Rome

Class of 1942 Professor of Architecture and CEE John Ochsendorf was selected to be the 23rd director of the American Academy in Rome, a nonprofit supporting arts and scholars. The appointment begins in July 2017, and Ochsendorf will return to MIT after a three-year appointment. More information on the appointment can be found here.

Advice for #WomenInSTEM, from CEE Professors

In MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering, 70% of civil and environmental engineering undergraduate students are female, but around the world the numbers of women pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are less than those of men. In response, the United Nations deemed February 11 International Day of Women and Girls in [...]

Dara Entekhabi elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Professor of CEE and Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Dara Entekhabi was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his leadership in the hydrologic sciences. More information about NAE can be found here.

IAP 2017: Adventures of CEE Students

What’s it like to be a student in Course 1 at MIT? Two CEE third years, Alexa Jaeger and Rachel Galowich, took over the MIT Students Instagram account from January 29 to February 4, the last week of the Independent Activities Period (IAP) to give a glimpse into a week in the life of a [...]