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2010 News in Brief



Hector Hernandez selected as MLK Jr. Scholar

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MIT has selected CEE postdoctoral associate Hector Hernandez as a Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar, one of eight who will work on campus this academic year. Hernandez received his Ph.D. in chemistry from MIT in 2008 and since then has worked in the lab of CEE Professor Janelle Thompson on a study of deep-earth microbes in environments with very high levels of carbon dioxide. Hernandez’s work is part of a larger project to understand the biochemical reactions associated with the subsurface injection of CO2. Read a news story.