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Department Head Markus Buehler Awarded the 2015 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology

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Professor Markus BuehlerOn May 21, Department Head and McAfee Professor of Engineering Markus J. Buehler received the 2015 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Theory for his work in molecular nanotechnology. He was acknowledged at the awards ceremony for his research enabling new multiscale models in hierarchical systems. Buehler’s signature achievement, said the Institute, is the application of molecular and chemical principles in the analysis of mechanical systems, with the aim to design materials that provide a defined set of functions. “It’s an incredible honor to receive such an esteemed award. I owe this to the outstanding students and postdocs whom I had a pleasure to work with over the years, my colleagues, as well my own mentors,” said Buehler. Read the MIT News story. Read more on MIT News.