Civil and environmental engineering
Chisholm, Langer awarded nation’s highest honors for scientists and inventors
December 21, 2012Two MIT professors are awarded the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Cellphone data helps pinpoint source of traffic tie-ups
December 20, 2012Study: Congestion can be alleviated throughout a metropolitan area by altering the trips of drivers in specific neighborhoods.
Aiming deep with the Marine Robotics Team
December 13, 2012Jacqueline Sly ’14 and Tommy Moriarty ’14 discuss their experiences and lessons learned leading the Marine Robotics Team.
In Profile: Roman Stocker finds big effects from tiny organisms
December 13, 2012From microbes in the ocean to cats in the kitchen, MIT researcher uncovers surprising phenomena where biology meets fluid mechanics.
3 Questions: Engineering hurricane barriers of the future
December 4, 2012Oceans at MIT interviews MIT's Chiang C. Mei about the possibility of protecting East Coast cities from future storms.
Three from MIT named Marine Microbiology Initiative investigators
December 4, 2012Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards given to pursue high-risk research in marine microbial ecology.
The music of the silks
November 28, 2012Researchers synthesize a new kind of silk fiber — and find that music can help fine-tune the material’s properties.
What can logistics do for you?
November 20, 2012In a new book, an MIT professor argues that investment in global transportation hubs can spur a ‘feedback loop’ of regional growth.
SAP Innovation Center joins the MIT Forum Manufacturing Technology Advisory Board
November 7, 2012
Sitting still or going hunting: Which works better?
November 1, 2012If you’re a microbe floating in the ocean, there’s no single best strategy for getting food, MIT research shows.
Department snapshot: Civil and Environmental Engineering
October 24, 2012From bacteria to bridges, CEE researchers tackle natural and built environments.
Weapon-wielding marine microbes may protect populations from foes
September 6, 2012In some populations, natural antibiotics are produced by a few individuals whose closest relatives carry genes conferring resistance.
CEE's Humbyrd wins School of Engineering teaching and mentoring award
August 8, 2012Award recognizes and encourages extraordinary teaching and mentoring by a graduate student in the school.
Bringing power to the people — and heat as well
August 5, 2012Sun-powered system developed by MIT students could provide electricity, heat and cooling to rural schools and clinics.
MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation launches Manufacturing Technology Advisory Board; Infosys joins board
July 26, 2012Leaders from academia and the technology industry will work together to share ideas and plan ways to help transform U.S. manufacturing.
New model of disease contagion ranks U.S. airports in terms of their spreading influence
July 22, 2012Airports in New York, Los Angeles and Honolulu are judged likeliest to play a significant role in the growth of a pandemic.
Matthew Orosz awarded Echoing Green Fellowship to further off-grid energy work
July 5, 2012Newly minted MIT PhD selected for two-year social entrepreneurship fellowship.
Civil engineers find savings where the rubber meets the road
May 22, 2012Study shows that pavement deflection under vehicle tires makes for a continuous uphill drive that increases fuel consumption.
ESD Interim Director Joseph Sussman discusses the case for complex sociotechnical systems as a new field of study
April 27, 2012Delivers annual Charles L. Miller Lecture
Buehler to receive Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society
March 30, 2012Honored for highly innovative and creative work in computational modeling
March 26, 2012Inspired by a toy, the ‘buckliball’ — a collapsible structure fabricated from a single piece of material — represents a new class of 3-D, origami-like structures.
Greenhouse gas can find a home underground
March 19, 2012New MIT analysis shows there’s enough room to safely store at least a century’s worth of U.S. fossil fuel emissions.