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2012 News in Brief



Interview with Professor Chiang Mei featured on the Oceans at MIT website

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Chiang-MeiA Dec. 2 story on the Oceans at MIT website poses three questions to Professor Chiang Mei about the possibility of building storm surge barriers to protect the New York and New Jersey coastline from hurricanes like Sandy, which hit the U.S. coast earlier this fall, killing 131 people and causing billions of dollars in damage. Mei, the Ford Professor Emeritus of Engineering who is recognized internationally for his contributions to wave and fluid mechanics, has been involved in the project to build gates at three entrances of the Venice Lagoon to prevent that city from flooding. Mei did mathematical modeling for the Venice gates from 1992-2008 and provided oversight as a member of the Collegio di Experti di Livello Internazionale, Ministry of Public Works from 1996-1998. Read the story.