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2009 News in Brief



Germaine writes the book on geotechnical lab measurements

A book based on senior lecturer and senior research associate John Germaine’s 25 years experience teaching geotechnical and other civil engineering measurement subjects has just been published by John Wiley & Sons. “Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for […]

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Seniors, award winners feted at CEE awards ceremony

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering held its annual senior dinner and awards ceremony on the terrace of MIT’s Endicott House in Dedham on a pleasantly warm spring evening, May 15. Department head Professor Patrick […]

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Special symposium will honor Chiang Mei

Colleagues, friends and former students will honor Professor Chiang C. Mei at a special symposium June 1 and 2 during the 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering in Honolulu. The C.C. Mei Symposium […]

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Buyukozturk elected to Scotland’s national academy

In recognition of his multidisciplinary work in fundamental fields, including the mechanics of structures and materials for sustainable civil infrastructures, Professor Oral Buyukozturk has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s […]

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Professor helps launch new scholarly journal

Assistant Professor Markus Buehler is executive editor of a new journal launched March 2009: The International Journal of Applied Mechanics (IJAM). IJAM focuses on innovative research in mechanics including solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and material […]

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Brehm receives School of Engineering Infinite Mile Award

Denise Brehm, Senior Communications Officer for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received an Infinite Mile Award for Excellence from the MIT School of Engineering (SOE) last month. The Infinite Mile Awards recognize outstanding contributions […]

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CEE’s Matt Orosz wins Fulbright scholarship

Graduate student Matt Orosz is one of 10 MIT students receiving a Fulbright scholarship for study abroad in the 2009-2010 academic year. Prior to beginning his graduate studies in CEE, Orosz lived in Lesotho for two […]

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Bras presents MIT’s Killian Lecture

Professor Rafael Bras returned to MIT from his post as dean of engineering at the University of California at Irvine to deliver the annual Killian Lecture and attend a symposium in his honor held March 29-30. […]

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