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In honor of Hamlin Jennings

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PHOTO: Hamlin Jennings

Hamlin M. Jennings, adjunct professor in CEE and principal investigator in the Concrete Sustainability Hub, died on July 8 at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer. Jennings was a distinguished researcher and leader in the field of cement chemistry. During his career, he was prominent in the development of fundamentals of cement sciences that were transformational in concrete engineering applications, including the first fully quantitative model of the major component of hydrated cement (calcium silicate hydrate). Jennings’ most recent research efforts at MIT were aimed at developing sustainable cement-based materials to meet India’s need for housing and infrastructure. For the article honoring Prof. Jennings’ life and career, please see here.