Professor Markus Buehler publishes paper in Science Advances on using spider silk for robotic muscles

McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Markus Buehler, former postdoc Anna Tarakanova and Claire Hsu ’20 published a paper in Science Advances about the use of spider silk for robotics muscles. The spider silk’s robustness and ability to contract and twist above a certain level of relative humidity in the air could assist in [...]

PhD student Josh Moss highlighted for his research on urban pollution

PhD student Josh Moss studying Atmospheric chemistry in Professor Jesse Kroll’s Lab, is examining the chemistry of gases and particles in the atmosphere that humans are releasing, and their interactions with existing particles in the atmosphere. Moss utilizes computer modeling in conjunction with the controlled atmospheric chamber in the lab to investigate the gas phase [...]

CEE receives top rankings in civil and structural engineering and environmental science from QS World University Rankings

The 2019 QS World University Rankings announced that CEE is ranked first in civil and structural engineering and second in environmental science. The rankings are based on research quality and accomplishments, academic reputation and graduate employment. Read more on MIT News.

Professor Markus Buehler and the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics publishes paper on paraffin-enabled graphene transfer

McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Markus Buehler, research scientist Francisco Martín-Martínez, and research affiliate Jingjie Yeo from the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) published a paper in Nature Communications on paraffin-enabled graphene transfer. The findings open the doors to high-performance electronics based on large-area two-dimensional materials. Read more here.  

Professor Elfatih Eltahir hosts workshop discussing national security repercussions of climate change

Breene M. Kerr Professor Elfatih Eltahir hosted a workshop at MIT, organized by the Lincoln Laboratory in collaboration with CEE, to examine national security repercussions of climate change. The workshop was attended by MIT researchers and policy experts, the U.S. Geological Survey, the World Bank, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Read more [...]

PhD student Isabelle Su performs at the U.S. premiere of Spider’s Canvas at MIT

PhD student Isabelle Su performed the sonification of a digital spider web, based on research with McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Professor Markus Buehler’s lab, at the U.S. premiere of Spider’s Canvas at MIT with musicians from the Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST).

Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva and co-authors publish “Foundations of Stated Preference Elicitation: Consumer Behavior and Choice-based Conjoint Analysis”

Professor Ben-Akiva and co-authors Daniel McFadden and Kenneth Train, published “Foundations of Stated Preference Elicitation: Consumer Behavior and Choice-based Conjoint Analysis” in Foundations and Trends Econometrics. It provides the reader with stated preference data collection methods, discrete choice models, and statistical analysis tools that can be used to forecast demand and assess welfare impacts for [...]

Professor Admir Masic’s ReACT has first cohort of students graduate

In January, the first cohort of students graduated from Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Assistant Professor Admir Masic's MIT Refugee Action (ReACT) Certificate Program. The graduation ceremony took place in Amman, Jordan and was hosted by ReACT and the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab region. Fifteen students graduated from the program. Read more here.    

Professor Lydia Bourouiba publishes episode on Live Long and Master Aging podcast

On the latest Live Long and Master Aging podcast entitled “How Did I Get This Cold?”, Associate Professor Lydia Bourouiba discusses our vulnerability to infectious diseases, flu shot effectiveness, living in dense populations, their implications for the spread of disease, and more. Listen here.

Professors Jesse Kroll and Colette Heald create air quality network in Hawaii following the Kilauea volcanic eruptions

Associate Professor Jesse Kroll and Professor Colette Heald organized real-time air quality research efforts on the Big Island of Hawaii following the Kilauea volcanic eruption in May 2018. Professor Kroll and researchers deployed low-cost sensors around affected zones in order to gain insight into the particles and toxic gas (known as vog) emitted into the [...]