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2010 News in Brief



Eric Adams wins the Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry

Eric Adams was awarded the 2010 Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry for disproving the adage that oil and water don’t mix. Adams and his co-investigators Scott Socolofsky S.M. ’97, Ph.D. ’01 and Stephen Masutani shared the […]

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CEE researchers collaborate with Nobel Prize winner

CEE Professors Pedro Reis and Markus Buehler and doctoral student Dipanjan Sen recently collaborated on a research project with Konstantin Novoselov, winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of graphene (with Andre […]

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Ulm gives Biot Lecture at Columbia University

On Oct. 5, Professor Franz-Josef Ulm delivered the Maurice A. Biot Lecture hosted by the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University. Ulm dedicated his lecture,” Poromechanics: From Atoms to Concrete Structure,” to Olivier Coussy, who died […]

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Hector Hernandez selected as MLK Jr. Scholar

MIT has selected CEE postdoctoral associate Hector Hernandez as a Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar, one of eight who will work on campus this academic year. Hernandez received his Ph.D. in chemistry from MIT in 2008 […]

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The Gulf Oil Spill: What Happened?

With EAPS, DUSP and MITEI, CEE co-sponsored a half-day symposium Sept. 28 on lessons learned from the Gulf oil spill. Researchers at the symposium said that it should be possible to drastically reduce the chances of […]

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Barnhart named acting dean of engineering

Professor Cynthia Barnhart of CEE and the Engineering Systems Division has been appointed acting dean of the School of Engineering effective Sept. 8. Subra Suresh, the current dean, will be on sabbatical leave for the fall […]

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