May 15, 2023
Benedetto Marelli has been granted tenure by MIT
Benedetto Marelli was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure effective July 1. His research focuses on structural biopolymers, self-assembly and nanomanufacturing to design biomaterials with applications in precision agriculture, food security and food safety. Technologies developed in his lab include delivery of biofertilizers that boost seed germination and enhance yield in marginal lands and different solutions to precisely deliver actives in plants.
May 18, 2022
Benedetto Marelli received Ole Madsen Mentoring Award
Associate Professor Benedetto Marelli was awarded the 2022 Ole Madsen Mentoring Award by MIT CEE, .This award honors faculty members in recognition of conspicuous contributions to mentoring and educating CEE students outside the classroom, and to inspire them to pursue a career in the field of civil and environmental engineering.
April 07, 2022
Benedetto Marelli awarded BioInnovation Institute & Science Prize for Innovation
Associate Professor Benedetto Marelli was awarded the 2022 BioInnovation Institute & Science Prize for Innovation. He was recognized for advancing the biomaterial of silk into an edible coating that is used to extend the shelf-life of perishable foods and spinning that technology out of the lab into startup, Mori. Read more about Marelli and his award winning essay published today in Science Magazine.
July 09, 2021
2021-2023 New Voices in Science, Engineering and Medicine Program
The New Voices program was launched by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 2018 as an initiative to bring diverse perspectives from early-career U.S. leaders to important dialogues around how science, engineering, and medicine are shaping the global future. The program is made possible with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
National Academies press release
February 07, 2021
Promotion to Associate Professor Without Tenure (AWoT) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
July 02, 2019
The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.
April 18, 2018
ONR Director of Research Early Career Award
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Director of Research Early Career Grant (DoRECA) is given to select applicants to the ONR Young Investigator program, based on two specific criteria: (1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the ONR mission, and (2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership and community outreach.
February 26, 2018
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program
The YIP is a highly competitive process, rewarding the achievements made by young faculty members. This year’s candidates were selected amongst more than 340 highly qualified applicants based on past performance, technical merit, potential for scientific breakthrough and long-term university commitment.
ONR Press Release
February 26, 2018
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
Congratulations to Yunteng on winning the CEE Best Doctoral Thesis!
May 17, 2023
Congratulations to Colleen Wolfe on winning the first place for CEE Master of Engineering best poster!
May 17, 2023
Press release on our recent work about biodegradable colour-changing food packaging.
May 10, 2023
Congratulations to Hui on the press release on her recent work published on Science Advances about using unclonable labels to fight counterfeit seeds.
Mar 22, 2023
Congratulations to Yunteng, Yangyang, and Raju for the successful presentation of their research at CNA studios in Singapore!
Congratulations to Yagmur's team for being a winner at our department's pumpkin carving contest at Halloween Party! 2 years in a row!!
October 28, 2022
Congratulations to Hui on successfully defending her PhD dissertation titled ‘Template-directed Assembly of Silk in Advanced Materials for Food Security’
October 3, 2022
Yagmur and Muchun selected and participated the "Rising Stars" in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Congrats to our Rising Stars!!
September 30, 2022
Congratulations to Muchun on her press release about microplastic substitutes using biodegradable silk microparticles.
Muchun publishes on Small, providing an alternative to some microplastics using silk.
July 20, 2022
Congratulations to Yunteng! He has been selected as the recipient of the Ho Ching and Han Ching Award for the 2019-2020 academic year.
December 22, 2020
Doyoon publishes on Advanced Functional Materials a silk-based food sensor detecting spoilage and contamination
September 09, 2020
Hui publishes on Nat. Comm. a 'recipe' to grow silk into hierarchical materials
January 16, 2020
Augustine's paper on seed coating highlighted by The Guardian, Nature Food and MIT News (among other news outlets)
November 25, 2019
Article on enterpreneurship and food waste highlights the impact of the LAB
March 30, 2019
A cone-shaped needle is injected into the stem of a 4-week-old tomato plant by a drone