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2012 News Releases



Longtime CEE professor, Robert Hansen, dies at age 91

Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Emeritus Robert J. Hansen Sc.D. ’48, whose Cold War research in atomic-bomb-resistant structures helped lay the foundation for the field of structural dynamics, has died at age 91. He was on […]

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Fred Salvucci honored by Eno Center for Transportation

By Amy Cavaretta and Pamela Shepherd 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 […]

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Robert Whitman, longtime CEE professor, dies at 84

By Debbie Levey Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Robert V. Whitman S.M. ’49, Sc.D. ’51, a world-renowned geotechnical engineer and expert on earthquakes in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), died on February 25 […]

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Viruses con bacteria into working for them

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering MIT researchers have discovered that certain photosynthetic ocean bacteria need to beware of viruses bearing gifts: These viruses are really con artists carrying genetic material taken from their previous […]

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