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2014 News in Brief



Zhao Appointed as Joint Faculty in CEE

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Professor Xuanhe Zhao now holds a joint appointment with CEE and Mechanical Engineering, where he is advancing fundamental knowledge of interfaces between solid mechanics, soft materials, and bioinspired design. His research goals include understanding and designing soft materials with unprecedented properties, and exploring extraordinary functions of new soft materials. “We welcome Professor Zhao to MIT and the Pierce Laboratory and are excited about the opportunities in research and education as we strengthen our mechanics and materials community,” wrote CEE Department head Markus Buehler. Read Professor Zhao’s professional profile: