Carina Letong Hong named a 2022 Rhodes Scholar for China

November 17, 2021 MIT 0

Carina Letong Hong from Guangzhou, China, is a winner of the Rhodes Scholarship (China Constituency). As a Rhodes Scholar, she will pursue graduate studies in mathematics at Oxford University. At MIT, Hong is a junior double-majoring in mathematics and physics. She hopes to become an academic and devote her life Read More


American Physical Society honors nine with MIT ties for physics research

November 9, 2021 MIT 0

Nine MIT community members have been selected for the American Physical Society (APS) spring 2022 prizes and awards. Those awarded include Professor Edmund Bertschinger, Associate Professor Nikta Fakhri, and Professor (post-tenure) Robert Jaffe; late Research Scientist Gene Dresselhaus, Research Scientist Peter Fritschel; and Lecturer and Junior Lab Manager Sean Robinson; as well Read More


Six from MIT named American Physical Society Fellows for 2021

November 3, 2021 MIT 0

Six members of the MIT community have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society for 2021. The APS Fellowship Program was created in 1921 for those in the physics community to recognize peers who have contributed to advances in physics through original research, innovative applications, teaching, and leadership. According Read More


Six with MIT ties elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2021

November 3, 2021 MIT 0

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the election of 100 new members for 2021, including two MIT faculty members and four additional Institute affiliates. Faculty honorees include Linda G. Griffith, a professor in the MIT departments of Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; and Feng Zhang, a professor in Read More


Fifteen MIT faculty honored as “Committed to Caring” for 2021-23

November 3, 2021 MIT 0

In a normal academic year at MIT, the guidance and mentoring offered by faculty advisors to their graduate students is of paramount importance. This has only become more true during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, as the entire world was thrust into uncertainty.  Very suddenly, activities that were once commonplace were Read More


School of Science appoints 11 faculty members to named professorships

November 3, 2021 MIT 0

The School of Science has announced that 11 faculty members have been appointed to named professorships. These positions offer additional support to professors to advance their research and develop their careers. Andrew Babbin was named a Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Professor. A marine biogeochemist, Babbin studies the processes Read More


Pablo Jarillo-Herrero receives Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award

October 12, 2021 MIT 0

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics at MIT, has received the 2021 Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award from the Max Planck Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his work on two-dimensional quantum materials. In 2018, Jarillo-Herrero’s research group discovered that by rotating two layers of Read More


MIT economist Joshua Angrist shares Nobel Prize

October 11, 2021 MIT 0

Joshua Angrist, an MIT labor economist whose work has delved deeply into issues of employment and education while helping to establish empirical rigor throughout economics, has been named winner of the 2021 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.  He shares the award with David Card Read More


Seven from MIT receive National Institutes of Health awards for 2021

October 6, 2021 MIT 0

On Oct. 5, the National Institutes of Health announced the names of 106 scientists who have been awarded grants through the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program to advance highly innovative biomedical and behavioral research. Seven of the recipients are MIT faculty members. The High-Risk, High-Reward Research program catalyzes scientific discovery by Read More


School of Engineering third quarter 2021 awards

October 4, 2021 MIT 0

Faculty members recognized for excellence via a diverse array of honors, grants, and prizes. School of Engineering Publication Date: October 4, 2021 Caption: Eighteen members of the MIT engineering faculty received awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence in the past calendar quarter. Credits: Photo: Lillie Paquette/School Read More


MIT economist Nancy Rose receives the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award

October 1, 2021 MIT 0

MIT economist Nancy L. Rose, the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics, has been awarded the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). The annual prize, named in honor of the late Wellesley College faculty member Read More


Institute Professor Paula Hammond named to White House science council

September 22, 2021 MIT 0

Paula Hammond, an MIT Institute Professor and head of MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, has been chosen to serve on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the White House announced today. The council advises the president on matters involving science, technology, education, and innovation policy. It Read More


Chemical engineering meets cancer immunotherapy

September 16, 2021 MIT 0

Sachin Bhagchandani, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering currently working at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, has won the National Cancer Institute Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition (F99/K00) Award. Bhagchandani is the first student at MIT to receive the award. The fellowship is given to Read More