Research from Professor Markus Buehler and Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics shows spider silk can help understand how bones regenerate

New research from Professor Markus Buehler and Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) shows spider silk can help understand how bones regenerate. The MIT researchers modeled how a cell membrane protein receptor, integrin, folds and activates the intracellular pathways that lead to bone formation. The research was conducted in collaboration with Tufts University and [...]

Professor Elfatih Eltahir writes about the Nile water conflict for Nature Middle East

Breene M. Kerr Professor Elfatih Eltahir wrote about the Nile water conflict for Nature Middle East. Eltahir discusses how population growth and the increased demand on water resources, in addition to the low agricultural productivity, are the root causes of the Nile water conflict. Eltahir suggests five elements that are necessary to consider in order [...]

Microbiology graduate program, co-directed by Professor Martin Polz, celebrates 10 year anniversary

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the Microbiology PhD graduate program at MIT, a program co-directed by Professor Martin Polz. The program spans 50 labs across 10 departments and divisions at MIT and offers an interdisciplinary approach to microbiology. Read more on MIT News.

CEE welcomes three new faculty during 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years

The School of Engineering recently announced the addition of sixteen new professors to departments across the School, including three new faculty in CEE. Assistant professor David Des Marais joined the department in October; Tami Lieberman will join CEE and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science in January 2018 as an assistant professor; and Desiree [...]

CEE alumna Karina Funk SM ’97 profiled on Forbes

CEE alumna Karina Funk SM ’97 was profiled on Forbes for her work as a Portfolio Manager/Head of Sustainable Investing at Brown Advisory. The article discusses Funk’s personal story and the criteria she uses to evaluate investments. Read more on Forbes.

Research from graduate student Justin Montgomery featured on Bloomberg

Research from graduate student Justin Montgomery and Francis O’Sullivan, director of research for the MIT Energy Initiative, was featured on Bloomberg. The pair found that the role that technology has played in the tight oil boom has been overstated and this is potentially leading to overly optimistic oil production forecasts by the United States Energy Information Administration. Montgomery was also interviewed [...]

Professor Xuanhe Zhao creates “living tattoo” that responds to the environment

Professor of CEE and Mechanical Engineering Xuanhe Zhao, in collaboration with Professor of EECS and Biological Engineering Timothy Lu, created a “living tattoo” made of genetically programmed living cells that can respond to environmental chemicals and pollutants, in addition to changes in pH and temperature. The 3-D printing technique was published in Advanced Materials. Read [...]

Professor David Simchi-Levi selected editor-in-chief of Management Science

Professor David Simchi-Levi was selected editor-in-chief of Management Science, one of the two flagship journals from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Simchi-Levi served as the editor-in-chief of Operations Research, the other flagship journal of INFORMS, between 2007 and 2012. Simchi-Levi will assume the role of the editor-in-chief of Management Science [...]

CEE alum Han Wu awarded Schwarzman Scholarship

CEE alum Han Wu MEng ’15 was awarded a 2018 Schwarzman Scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Wu was selected as one of 142 Schwarzman Scholars out of over 4,000 applicants. He is currently a structural engineer at Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong. Read more on MIT News.

Research from Professor Markus Buehler models mechanism of two-dimensional material that could inform the creation of flexible, transparent electronics

Research from McAfee Professor of Engineering and head of CEE Markus Buehler models the mechanisms of molybdenum disulfide, a two-dimensional material that could inform the creation of flexible, transparent electronics. The research was conducted in collaboration with researchers from Cornell University, King Abdullah University in Saudi Arabia, Academia Sinica, a Taiwanese national research academy, and [...]