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2016 News in Brief



Salvucci Receives Honorable Ray LaHood Award

At the 2016 Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) international gala this spring, senior lecturer Fred Salvucci was recognized for his significant contributions to the transportation industry and his support of women and minorities in the field with […]

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Pellenq and Ulm Design Climate-Friendly Concrete

Professor Franz J. Ulm, Senior Research Scientist Roland Pellenq and MIT Energy Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Katerina Ioannidou aim to make concrete more sustainable, stronger, durable, and climate-friendly. Recently, the research team identified the nanoscale forces that […]

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Making India’s waste streams sustainable

In Mumbai, the Deonar dumping ground has piles of garbage so tall that they can affect airplane flight patterns. Unfortunately, many cities in India suffer waste management issues. Research Scientist Jeremy Gregory and Randolph Kirchain, principal […]

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Researchers Produce New Silk-based Filtration Material

MIT and Tufts researchers revealed key nano-building blocks of natural silk to produce new naturally-based membrane filters that are more effective, less expensive, and greener compared to traditional products. This discovery could lead to new production […]

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Fulbright 2016 Grant Awarded

Omar Swei, a PhD candidate expected to graduate in February 2017, is the recipient of a 2016 Fulbright grant. Swei is one of eight MIT students and graduates to receive the prestigious grant. Swei will reside […]

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Creating Air Quality Sensors in Delhi

PhD candidate and Tata Center for Technology Fellow David Hagan, and his advisor Professor Jesse Kroll, are working together to track pollution in Delhi, India — one of the cities with the worst air conditions in […]

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CEE Offers Three New Minors, New Subjects for 2016-17

Effective this fall, CEE will offer three new minors for MIT undergraduates, including minors in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering Science, and Civil and Environmental Systems. CEE also is adding several new subjects for the coming year, […]

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TREX Featured in Spring Issue of MIT Spectrum

CEE’s Traveling Research Environmental Experiences program (TREX) is featured in the spring 2016 edition of MIT Spectrum, highlighting MIT’s continuous dedication towards education for a better world, a core component of the recently-launched MIT Campaign, Building […]

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