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2015 News in Brief



Three new faculty members to join CEE in 2015-2016 academic year

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PHOTO: New FacultyCEE is pleased to announce that three faculty members will join the department, come next fall. Admir Masic, currently an independent group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany, will join Pierce Laboratory. His work is experimental, focused on the characterization of structural and mechanical properties, including ageing and degradation over long time-scales. Benedetto Marelli joins CEE on November 1. Currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Tufts University, Marelli will strengthen the materials synthesis activities in Pierce Laboratory, and contribute to finding new ways to design and manufacture environmentally benign materials using synthetic biology and other approaches. Serguei Saavedra, of the department of environmental systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, will join Parsons Laboratory in January 2016. He brings expertise in theoretical ecology to the department, introducing a complementary strength to existing research and education.