Microbiology graduate program, co-directed by Professor Martin Polz, celebrates 10 year anniversary

December 12th, 20172017 News in Brief

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the Microbiology PhD graduate program at MIT, a program co-directed by Professor Martin Polz. The program spans 50 labs across 10 departments and divisions at MIT and offers an interdisciplinary approach to microbiology. Read more on MIT News.

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the Microbiology PhD graduate program at MIT, a program co-directed by Professor Martin Polz. The program spans 50 labs across 10 departments and divisions at MIT and offers an interdisciplinary approach to microbiology. Read more on MIT News.

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CEE welcomes three new faculty during 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years

December 8th, 20172017 News in Brief

The School of Engineering recently announced the addition of sixteen new professors to departments across the School, including three new faculty in CEE. Assistant professor David Des Marais joined the department in October; Tami Lieberman will join CEE and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science in January 2018 as an assistant professor; and Desiree Plata will join the department as an assistant professor in July 2018. Read more on MIT News.

The School of Engineering recently announced the addition of sixteen new professors to departments across the School, including three new faculty in CEE. Assistant professor David Des Marais joined the department in October; Tami Lieberman will join CEE and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science in January 2018 as an assistant professor; and Desiree Plata will join the department as an assistant professor in July 2018. Read more on MIT News.

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CEE alumna Karina Funk SM ’97 profiled on Forbes

December 6th, 20172017 News in Brief

CEE alumna Karina Funk SM ’97 was profiled on Forbes for her work as a Portfolio Manager/Head of Sustainable Investing at Brown Advisory. The article discusses Funk’s personal story and the criteria she uses to evaluate investments. Read more on Forbes.

CEE alumna Karina Funk SM ’97 was profiled on Forbes for her work as a Portfolio Manager/Head of Sustainable Investing at Brown Advisory. The article discusses Funk’s personal story and the criteria she uses to evaluate investments. Read more on Forbes.

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Research from graduate student Justin Montgomery featured on Bloomberg

December 6th, 20172017 News in Brief

Research from graduate student Justin Montgomery and Francis O’Sullivan, director of research for the MIT Energy Initiative, was featured on Bloomberg. The pair found that the role that technology has played in the tight oil boom has been overstated and this is potentially leading to overly optimistic oil production forecasts by the United States Energy Information Administration. Montgomery was also interviewed by Bloomberg TV on Wednesday to discuss his research. Read the article here and watch the interview here.

Research from graduate student Justin Montgomery and Francis O’Sullivan, director of research for the MIT Energy Initiative, was featured on Bloomberg. The pair found that the role that technology has played in the tight oil boom has been overstated and this is potentially leading to overly optimistic oil production forecasts by the United States Energy Information Administration. Montgomery was also interviewed by Bloomberg TV on Wednesday to discuss his research. Read the article here and watch the interview here.

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Professor Xuanhe Zhao creates “living tattoo” that responds to the environment

December 5th, 20172017 News in Brief

Professor of CEE and Mechanical Engineering Xuanhe Zhao, in collaboration with Professor of EECS and Biological Engineering Timothy Lu, created a “living tattoo” made of genetically programmed living cells that can respond to environmental chemicals and pollutants, in addition to changes in pH and temperature. The 3-D printing technique was published in Advanced Materials. Read more on MIT News.

Professor of CEE and Mechanical Engineering Xuanhe Zhao, in collaboration with Professor of EECS and Biological Engineering Timothy Lu, created a “living tattoo” made of genetically programmed living cells that can respond to environmental chemicals and pollutants, in addition to changes in pH and temperature. The 3-D printing technique was published in Advanced Materials. Read more on MIT News.

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Professor David Simchi-Levi selected editor-in-chief of Management Science

December 4th, 20172017 News in Brief

Professor David Simchi-Levi was selected editor-in-chief of Management Science, one of the two flagship journals from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Simchi-Levi served as the editor-in-chief of Operations Research, the other flagship journal of INFORMS, between 2007 and 2012. Simchi-Levi will assume the role of the editor-in-chief of Management Science on January 1, 2018, and will hold the position through December 31, 2020. More information can be found here.

Professor David Simchi-Levi was selected editor-in-chief of Management Science, one of the two flagship journals from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Simchi-Levi served as the editor-in-chief of Operations Research, the other flagship journal of INFORMS, between 2007 and 2012. Simchi-Levi will assume the role of the editor-in-chief of Management Science on January 1, 2018, and will hold the position through December 31, 2020. More information can be found here.

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