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2016 News in Brief



Frank Perkins, professor emeritus, dies at 82

Frank E. Perkins, professor emeritus of CEE, former CEE department head, associate provost and dean for graduate education at MIT, died March 5 at age 82 following a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. The major portion […]

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Markus Buehler published in Nature Reviews Materials

In the upcoming April publication of Nature Reviews Materials, Department Head Markus Buehler and a team of researchers will be featured for their comparative analysis of the composition, structure and mechanics of a set of representative biological interfaces […]

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MIT Water Night winners

On March 11, the fourth annual MIT Water Night on Friday took place in MIT’s Walker Memorial with over 200 attendees. The night featured a keynote from Dr. Matt Silver (MIT ’01, CEO Cambrian Innovation), prize awards […]

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Admir Masic wins WITec’s 2016 Paper Award

Professor Admir Masic was selected to receive the WITec 2016 Gold Paper Award for his microscopic analysis of the teeth of the red sea urchin. Masic, a Raman microscopy specialist who joined the CEE faculty in […]

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Otto X. Cordero awarded Doherty Professorship

Professor Otto X. Cordero was selected to receive the 2016-2018 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization for his work on Systems Ecology of Particle Attached Microbial Communities. The two-year chair paves the way for promising, non-tenured professors to […]

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Marta Gonzalez awarded MIT-Philips Lighting Grand Challenge

The MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism and Philips Lighting announced that Professor Marta Gonzalez’s project, “Smarter Lighting for Urban Environments Informed by Mobile Phone Activity”, was selected for funding through the MIT-Philips Lighting Grand Challenge. Her […]

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Maximizing impact in the 2016 mini-UROP

For the past two years, graduate students Fatima Hussain and Julia Hopkins have offered a mini-UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) for freshmen during the Independent Activities Period (IAP). Designed to provide a taste of the diverse […]

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