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2009 News Releases



ASTM names CEE’s Jack Germaine Professor of the Year

By Debbie Levey Civil & Environmental Engineering As part of its “Year of the Professor” campaign throughout 2009, ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials) has chosen CEE senior research associate John Germaine […]

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Simchi-Levi and co-author win prize for three papers

David Simchi-Levi and co-author Xin Chen, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, won the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) 2009 Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize for three papers […]

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Concrete Sustainability Hub established at MIT

Interdisciplinary collaboration will accelerate the growth of science and engineering in concrete research Concrete is the most widely used building material on the planet; however, the production of some of its component materials accounts for up […]

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Chiang Mei honored with two international symposia

By Debbie Levey Civil & Environmental Engineering Not one, but two major symposia were held this year in honor of Professor Chiang C. Mei’s decades of contributions to wave and fluid mechanics and hydrodynamics. Colleagues, friends […]

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Tiny rifts create fragility of brittle bone disease

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering The weak tendons and fragile bones characteristic of osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, stem from a genetic mutation that causes the incorrect substitution of a single amino acid […]

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