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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dara Entekhabi succeeds Penny Chisholm as ESI director

Professor Dara Entekhabi, director of Parsons Laboratory, will become the new director of the Earth System Initiative, effective July 1. Entekhabi succeeds Professor Penny Chisholm, who helped conceive of the initiative and served as its director […]

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Low-cost airlines are now the new major players

Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering Leading low-cost airlines with a preference for small, inexpensive airports are now the largest airlines in the United States and Europe, according to an MIT expert on airport design and […]

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Lerman to become MIT’s vice chancellor

Dean for Graduate Education Steven R. Lerman, the Class of 1922 Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will become MIT’s vice chancellor, effective July 1, Chancellor Phillip L. Clay announced last week. In his role as […]

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Rafael Bras wins MIT’s Killian Award

Rafael Bras, a professor of civil and environmental engineering who pioneered the field of hydrologic science, is MIT’s James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award winner for 2008-2009. Bras is “an internationally acclaimed researcher in surface […]

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Steel bridge team competes at nationals

The MIT Steel Bridge team had a construction time of just 5 minutes at nationals May 24, but suffered a few penalties that contributed to their final cost of $3.8 million. That earned the team a […]

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