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2012 News in Brief



Community invited to Rafael Reif inaugration events

All MIT alumni, faculty, staff, students and families are invited to participate in the inauguration events Sept. 19-22 a series of three symposia scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; the inauguration ceremony for President Rafael Reif on Friday afternoon; and the community festival on Saturday. CEE […]

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Juanes group research highlighted by PRL

A research paper, “Capillary Fracturing in Granular Media,” by former postdoctoral associate Ran Holtzman, graduate student Michael Szulczewski and Professor Ruben Juanes published in the June 28 issue of Physical Review Letters was subsequently highlighted in […]

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Mack Durham to receive APS fluid dynamics’ thesis award

This fall, William “Mack” Durham S.M. ’07, Ph.D. ’12, who worked with Professor Roman Stocker, will receive the 2012 American Physical Society/Division of Fluid Dynamics’ (APS/DFD) Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award for the best thesis in fluid […]

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Ulm quoted in Technology Review article on fracking

For his article in Technology Review, “Can Fracking Be Cleaned Up?” reporter Kevin Bullis asked Professor Franz-Josef Ulm how the quality of cement used in natural gas wells might affect aquifer contamination due to fracking. “Whenever […]

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Fred Salvucci honored by Eno Center for Transportation

This summer, the Eno Center for Transportation, a nonpartisan think-tank in Washington, D.C., honored Frederick Salvucci ’61, S.M. ’62, senior lecturer and senior research associate in CEE, at its annual Eno Leadership Development Conference Fundraising Dinner. […]

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MIT ranks No. 1 in civil engineering worldwide

MIT is the top-rated civil engineering school in the world according to the QS World released in July. QS also named MIT No. 4 in environmental sciences. The rankings, published by QS — Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. […]

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