Making real a biotechnology dream: nitrogen-fixing cereal crops

Voigt Lab's work could eventually replace cereal crops’ need for nitrogen from chemical fertilizers.

Lisa Miller | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab | Jan. 10, 2020 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: biological-engineering school-of-engineering genetic-engineering plants j-wafs research bacteria water

J-WAFS zeroes in on food security as agricultural impacts of the climate crisis become more apparent

The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab presents a new report on climate, agriculture, water, and food security — with plans for more research.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab | Oct. 30, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: climate-change agriculture food sustainability j-wafs research water

Students present mechanical engineering projects that have global impact

At the sixth annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition, graduate students and postdocs sharpen their communication and presentation skills.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Oct. 29, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering biological-engineering graduate postdoctoral students education teaching academics community agriculture desalination j-wafs alumniae invention special-events-and-guest-speakers research

MIT spinout seeks to transform food safety testing

An affordable, easy-to-use handheld sensor, soon to enter the market, can indicate the presence of bacterial contaminants in food in seconds.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab | April 9, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: agriculture food mechanical-engineering supply-chains technology-and-society sustainability research invention startups chemistry biological-engineering collaboration j-wafs innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie school-of-science school-of-engineering bacteria

Turning desalination waste into a useful resource

Process developed at MIT could turn concentrated brine into useful chemicals, making desalination more efficient.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Feb. 13, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research water mechanical-engineering desalination school-of-engineering efficiency energy j-wafs chemical-engineering sustainability

Local rocks can yield more crops

J-WAFS-funded MIT research team shows a new method of fertilizer production can better suit the needs of farms in Africa and around the globe.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Systems Lab | Feb. 12, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: water food agriculture climate-change school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering technology-and-society sustainability research pollution africa environment developing-countries j-wafs dmse

Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam

High-temperature steam might be used in remote regions to cook, clean, or sterilize medical equipment.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Dec. 11, 2018 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: desalination energy mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering solar sustainability water department-of-energy-doe j-wafs

Collaboration runs through J-WAFS-funded projects

Researchers from across MIT showcase J-WAFS-funded projects tackling critical water and food systems challenges from solutions-oriented perspectives.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab | Oct. 16, 2018 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-science chemistry mechanical-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs water food agriculture climate-change chemical-engineering urban-studies-and-planning bioengineering-and-biotechnology grants research collaboration j-wafs

Study finds potential in brackish groundwater desalination | MIT News

Water-starved areas could find new sources by desalinating water that’s much less salty than seawater.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | July 4, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  water  environment  desalination  research  school-of-engineering  mechanical-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf

J-WAFS awards over $1.3 million in fourth round of seed grant funding | MIT News

Eleven principal investigators from six MIT departments will receive grants totaling over $1.3 million, overhead free, for research on food and water challenges.

Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab | May 25, 2018
~12 mins |

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