Faculty

Our faculty are active researchers and are always looking to find new solutions to the world’s biggest problems. They inspire our students to have a deeper understanding of the world.

Eric J. Alm

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Karl Van Tassel (1925) Career Development Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Biological Engineering
Associate Member, Broad Institute

Research Interests: computational and systems biology

Saurabh Amin

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Robert N. Noyce Career Development Assistant Professor

Research Interests: network control, resilient infrastructures

Cynthia Barnhart

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Chancellor
Ford Professor of Engineering
Director, Transportation@MIT

Research Interests: operations research, airlines

Moshe E. Ben-Akiva

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Edmund K. Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: transportation demand

Lydia Bourouiba

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Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Assistant Professor

Research Interests: fluid dynamics, pathogen-fluid interactions, contact and disease transmission, mathematical epidemiology

Rafael L. Bras

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Professor Emeritus
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Georgia Tech

Research Interests: hydrology and hydroclimatology

Markus J. Buehler

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Department Head
McAfee Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: materials, molecular dynamics, protein-based material

Oral Buyukozturk

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Professor

Research Interests: structural engineering and mechanics, materials, structural integrity assessment

Sallie W. (Penny) Chisholm

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Institute Professor

Research Interests: biological oceanography

Tal Cohen

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Assistant Professor

Research Interests: nonlinear mechanical behavior, instabilities of solids

Otto Cordero

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Assistant Professor

Research Interests: natural microbial communities as complex dynamical systems with multi-scale structure

Daniel James Cziczo

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Associate Professor

Research Interests: Atmospheric chemistry

Elfatih A.B. Eltahir

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Breene M. Kerr Professor

Research Interests: Hydrology and climate

Dara Entekhabi

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Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Research Interests: hydrology, hydroclimatology and remote sensing

Michael Follows

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Associate Professor

Research Interests: biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients in the ocean

Lynn Gelhar

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William E. Leonhard Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: hydrology

Marta C. González

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Associate Professor

Research Interests: human dynamics, complex networks, systems of mobile agents, multiphase flow

Philip M. Gschwend

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Ford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering

Research Interests: environmental organic chemistry

Charles F. Harvey

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Professor

Research Interests: hydrogeology, geochemical processes

Colette L. Heald

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Associate Department Head, CEE
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Research Interests: atmospheric composition and chemistry

Harry F. Hemond

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William E. Leonhard (1940) Professor

Research Interests: environmental chemistry and wetland geochemistry

Ali Jadbabaie

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JR East Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Research Interests: dynamic systems, networks

Patrick Jaillet

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Dugald C. Jackson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Co-Director, Operations Research Center

Research Interests: operations research, online and stochastic optimization

Ruben Juanes

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Associate Professor
Director, Henry L. Pierce Laboratory for Infrastructure Science and
Engineering

Research Interests: multiphase flow in porous media, energy resources, CO2 sequestration

Benjamin Kocar

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Assistant Professor

Research Interests: soil and aqueous biogeochemistry

Jesse H. Kroll

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Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Chair of CEE Graduate Admissions

Research Interests: environmental chemistry

Robert Logcher

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Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: information systems for construction

Chandra Madramootoo

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Visiting Professor

Research Interests: water and food security, irrigation, agricultural land drainage, agricultural water quality

Ole S. Madsen

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Donald and Martha Harleman Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: fluid mechanics, coastal engineering

Benedetto Marelli

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Paul M. Cook Career Development Professor

Research Interests: bio-inspired materials, self-assembly, mechanical and optical properties, 3D printing, and emerging technologies

Admir Masic

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Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professor

Research Interests: Multi-scale chemical imaging; structural and mechanical characterization of biological and synthetic materials; degradation and preservation of building materials and cultural artifacts

Dennis McLaughlin

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H.M. King Bhumibol Professor

Research Interests: hydrology, data assimilation

Chiang C. Mei

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Ford Professor of Engineering, Emeritus

Research Interests: fluid mechanics, hydrodynamics

Fred Moavenzadeh

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Professor

Research Interests: construction management

Caitlin Mueller

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Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor of Architecture

Research Interests: computational methods and tools for synthesizing architectural and structural intentions in early-stage design.

Heidi Nepf

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Donald and Martha Harleman Professor
Margaret MacVicar Fellow

Research Interests: environmental fluid mechanics

John A. Ochsendorf

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Class of 1942 Professor of Architecture
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: structural engineering, sustainable development

Amedeo Odoni

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Professor Emeritus of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: operations research, airlines

Carolina Osorio

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Associate Professor

Research Interests: operations research applied to urban transportation

Martin F. Polz

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Professor

Research Interests: environmental microbiology

Pedro Miguel Reis

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Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Professorship
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: mechanics and materials: elasticity of thin objects, deformation, fracture, granular media

Daniel Roos

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Japan Steel Industry Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems, Emeritus
Director, MIT Portugal Program

Research Interests: technology and policy, transportation systems

Serguei Saavedra

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Mitsui Chair Professor

Research Interests: network and community ecology

Yossi Sheffi

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Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems
Director, Center for Transportation and Logistics

Research Interests: logistics

David Simchi-Levi

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Professor
Co-Director, Leaders for Global Operations

Research Interests: operations research, supply chain

Roman Stocker

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Visiting Associate Professor

Research Interests: microfluidics, microbial ecology, fluid mechanics

Joseph M. Sussman

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JR East Professor
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems

Research Interests: transportation systems

Janelle Thompson

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Visiting Assistant Professor

Research Interests: environmental microbiology

Franz-Josef Ulm

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Professor
Faculty Director, Concrete Sustainability Hub

Research Interests: materials, durability mechanics

Andrew Whittle

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Edmund K. Turner Professor in Civil Engineering

Research Interests: geotechnical engineering

John R. Williams

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Professor

Research Interests: computational methods, IT

Nigel H.M. Wilson

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Professor

Research Interests: urban transportation systems

Xuanhe Zhao

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Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: solid mechanics, soft materials, bioinspired design