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Buehler and co-author Paparcone named Alfred Noble Prize winners

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Professor Markus Buehler and former MIT postdoctoral associate Raffaella Paparcone will receive the 2011 Alfred Noble Prize for a paper published in the journal JOM last year. (“Failure of Alzheimer’s Aß(1-40) amyloid nanofibrils under compressive loading,” JOM, Vol. 62(4), pp. 64-68, 2010). The Alfred Noble Prize is presented annually by the combined engineering societies of the U.S. to a person not over 35 years of age for a paper published in one of the journals of the participating societies. The prize, which is administered by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), was established in 1929 to honor Alfred Noble, a former president of ASCE. See a list of previous winners.