Professor Yossi Sheffi publishes book on Environmental Sustainability in Business

Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems and CEE, and Director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics, recently published a new book entitled “Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in Business and When Not To.” MIT News featured the book; the article describes case studies of large companies grappling with their impact [...]

Review from Professor Markus Buehler featured on the cover of Nature Reviews: Materials

A review from Professor Markus Buehler, former postdoc Shengjie Ling and David Kaplan of Tufts University was featured on the cover of the April edition of Nature Reviews: Materials. The paper, entitled “Nanofibrils in nature and materials engineering,” summarizes the hierarchical design strategies of cellulose, silk and chitin, focusing on nanoconfinement, fibrillar orientation and alignment [...]

Projects from Professor Jesse Kroll and Professor Colette Heald receive funding from the Tata Center

Associate Professor Jesse Kroll and Professor Colette Heald each received funding from the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design for two new research projects that can make an impact on the developing world. Kroll received funding for a project on "Modeling and Deployment Strategies for Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors in Urban India," which will [...]

Professor Desirée Plata’s startup company receives Innovation Crossroads award from the Department of Energy

Professor Desirée Plata’s startup company, Nth Cycle LLC, was awarded the Department of Energy’s Innovation Crossroads award, a $0.5M entrepreneurial traineeship. The award was granted to Megan O’Connor, co-founder of Nth Cycle LLC and current postdoc in Plata’s lab. Nth Cycle LLC aims to help transition the United States away from their reliance on primary [...]

Professor Ruben Juanes receives Editors’ Suggestion from Physical Review Letters

Ruben Juanes, the ARCO Associate Professor in Energy Studies, and Xiaojing (Ruby) Fu, a postdoctoral associate, received the Physical Review Letters (PRL) Editors’ Suggestion for a paper on “Nonequilibrium thermodynamics of hydrate growth on a gas-liquid interface.” PRL awards “Editor’s Suggestion” to acknowledge a paper’s importance, innovation, and broad appeal.

The Herman Project, a citizen science sourdough project from Professor Otto Cordero’s lab, featured on MIT News

The Herman Project, a citizen science sourdough project from Assistant Professor Otto Cordero’s lab, was featured on MIT News. The Herman Project digitizes the tradition of peer-to-peer sharing of sourdough starters by asking users to document their location and type of flour used, and to share samples of the starter with Cordero’s lab. Postdoc Gabriel [...]

Research from Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) shows life-cycle perspective has environmental and financial benefits

Research from the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) shows that using life-cycle methodologies before beginning infrastructure projects has both environmental and financial benefits in the long term. The researchers suggest that engineers and policy makers should complete the life-cycle assessment and life cycle cost analysis methodologies in the planning stages of projects to greater understand the [...]

Professor Lydia Bourouiba featured in “Storied Women of MIT” series

Assistant Professor Lydia Bourouiba was featured in the “Storied Women of MIT” video series for Women's History Month. The video highlights Bourouiba’s contributions to the field of fluid mechanics as they are applied to disease transmission. The series was produced by MIT Video Productions. Watch the video here.

Research from Professor David Simchi-Levi shows that traditional sampling method can be used to address inventory constraints

Research from Professor David Simchi-Levi shows that the Thompson sampling method, developed in the 1930s, can be combined with a linear algorithm to address revenue management problems. Simchi-Levi demonstrates that the Thompson sampling can be naturally combined with a classical linear program formulation to include inventory constraints, and can be applied in airline, internet advertising [...]

Professor Penny Chisholm featured in “Storied Women of MIT” series

Institute Professor Penny Chisholm was featured in the “Storied Women of MIT” video series for Women's History Month. Chisholm is highlighted for her role in discovering Prochlorococcus, the smallest, most abundant photosynthetic organism. The series was produced by MIT Video Productions. Watch the video here.