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Principal Investigator

Benedetto Marelli

 

Paul M. Cook Career Development Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:

biomaterials, self-assembly, food security, food safety, agriculture, regenerative medicine, additive manufacturing and emerging technologies

 

Education:

- B.Eng. Biomedical Engineering 2005, Politecnico di Milano

- M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, 2008, Politecnico di Milano

- Ph.D. Materials Engineering, 2011, McGill University

- Postdoctoral Scholar, 2012-2015, Silklab, Tufts University

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Graduate Students

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    Zeina Barghouti

    zeinaa@mit.edu

    Research Interests: sustainable agriculture, plant microbiology, microbe preservation, biomaterials

     

    - B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2021, Texas A&M University at Qatar

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        Islam Genina

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            Max Kalinowski

            mkal@mit.edu

            Research Interests: Biomaterials, protein engineering, self-assembly, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, alternative proteins

            - B.Eng. Biomedical Engineering, 2021, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

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                Colleen Wolfe

                Postdocs

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                Dr. Yunteng Cao

                ycao@mit.edu

                Research Interests: Sustainable materials, Precision agriculture & medicine, and Mechanics, design & manufacturing

                - B.Eng. Engineering Mechanics, 2013, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

                - M.Eng. Solid Mechanics, 2016, Xi’an Jiaotong University,

                - Ph.D. Structures and Materials, 2022, MIT

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                  Dr. Raju Cheerlavancha
                  (SMART-DiSTAP)

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                    Dr. Yangyang Han
                    (SMART-DiSTAP)

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                    Dr. Yue Hu

                    yueh@mit.edu

                    Research Interests: Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, Nanobiotechnology, Assembly of biopolymers

                    - B.S. Chemistry, 2015, University of Science and Technology of China
                    - Ph.D. Chemistry, 2021, Brown University

                     

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                    Dr. Meng Li

                    mengli@mit.edu

                    Research Interests: sustainable robotic materials, active matter, micromachines, device fabrication

                    - B.Eng. Biomedical Engineering, 2013, Southeast University, China

                    - M.Sc. Advanced Materials, 2015, University of Ulm, Germany

                    - Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2020, Tufts University, USA

                    - Humboldt Postdoc Fellow, 2020-2022, Physical Intelligence, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany

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                      Dr. Eugene Lim

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                      Dr. Muchun Liu

                      muchunl@mit.edu

                      Research Interests: biomaterials, responsive transformation, non-invasive assembly, hierarchical architectures, 2D nanochannels, actuation, agriculture, biomedicine, and environment

                      - B.Eng. Materials Science and Engineering, 2012, Beihang University
                      - M.Eng. Materials Engineering, 2015, Beihang University
                      - Ph.D. Chemistry, 2020, Brown University

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                        Dr. Hui Sun

                        huisun@mit.edu

                        Research Interests: Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Protein Engineering, Bottom-up Assembly of Biomacromolecules, Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security


                        - B.Eng. Civil Engineering 2013, Sichuan University, China
                        - M.Sc. Solid Mechanics, 2016, Peking University, China
                        - Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2022, MIT

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                        Dr. Yagmur Yegin

                        yyegin@mit.edu

                        Research Interests: Biopolymers, Nanotechnology, Sustainability, Food Waste, Food Safety, Food Security, Bacterial Antifouling Coatings, Multifunctional Drug Delivery Systems

                         

                        - B.Eng. Food Engineering, Celal Bayar University, TURKIYE

                        - M.Sc. Food Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA

                        - Ph.D. Bio and Nano Interfaces Materials Lab, Food Science and Technology & Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA

                        - Postdoctoral Associate, 01/2021-06/2021, Bio and Nano Interfaces Materials Lab, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA

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                        Dr. Yilin Zhang

                        yilinz@mit.edu

                         

                        Research Interests: plant nano-biotechnology, biomaterials, synthetic polymer chemistry, sustainable agriculture.

                        - B.Eng. Environmental Engineering 2016, Beihang University
                        - M.Sc. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2017, Carnegie Mellon University
                        - Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2021, Carnegie Mellon University
                        - Postdoctoral Associate, 09/2021-07/2022, Lowry group, Carnegie Mellon University

                        Visiting Students

                        Alumni

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                        Dr. Doyoon Kim

                        Food security and nano fabrication

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                        Dr. Augustine Zvinavashe

                        Seed coating technologies

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                        Dr. Federica Rigoldi

                        Machine learning, peptide design, molecular dynamics

                        Capstone

                        Timothy Roberts

                        CEE - Capstone

                        William Popov

                        CEE - Capstone

                        Augustine Zvinavashe

                        CEE - Capstone

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                        Shannon Wing

                        CEE

                        Emily Soice

                        CEE

                        Mohammed AlDajani

                        MechE

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                        Visiting Students Alumni

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                        Haruka Sakurai

                        MSci Chemistry '22, Imperial College London

                        Biomaterial fabrication, Bioactive hydrogels

                        Hiking, Baking Bread, Singing Disney songs, reading about cellular agriculture

                        Contact

                        Elisabetta Ruggeri

                        Visiting Master Student - Politecnico di Milano

                        Julie Laurent

                        Visiting Master Student - EPFL

                        Giulia Piervenanzi

                        Visiting Master Student - Politecnico di Milano

                        Anita Mollo

                        Visiting Master Student - Politecnico di Milano

                        Benedetta Petracca

                        Visiting Master Student - Politecnico di Milano

                        Nicola Contessi

                        Visiting PhD student - Rocca Fellow - Politecnico di Milano

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