A scientist turns to entrepreneurship

After delivering novel computational methods for nuclear problems, nuclear science and engineering PhD candidate Pablo Ducru plunges into startup life.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: nuclear-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering research graduate postdoctoral energy startups innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie profile nuclear-power-and-reactors sustainability climate-change

“Lean lab” approach enables quick research ramp down

MIT lab offers a model for cost savings, productivity, and safety; principles may also facilitate efficient reopening in the future.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research media-lab covid-19 pandemic sustainability school-of-architecture-and-planning

Engineers develop precision injection system for plants

Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: plants research civil-and-environmental-engineering agriculture sustainability developing-countries food microbes bacteria school-of-engineering biology school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

Online panel discussion hosted by MIT explores best practices for mitigating climate-related risk.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
April 16, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change sloan-school-of-management mit-energy-initiative research oil-and-gas climate-change environment finance industry policy climate greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide emissions sustainability special-events-and-guest-speakers

3 Questions: Greg Britten on how marine life can recover by 2050

Committing to aggressive conservation efforts could rebuild ocean habitats and species populations in a few decades.

Lauren Hinkel | EAPS • mit
April 3, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: eaps 3-questions environment research school-of-science climate climate-change sustainability policy government computational-biology pollution ecology graduate postdoctoral oceanography-and-ocean-engineering

Discerning the texture of urban resilience

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researchers are investigating how the layouts, or textures, of cities influence extreme weather events.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
March 30, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: concrete-sustainability-hub school-of-engineering hurricanes construction architecture climate-change natural-disasters civil-and-environmental-engineering research cities urban-studies-and-planning sustainability

Staring into the vortex

MIT researchers describe factors governing how oceans and atmospheres move heat around on Earth and other planetary bodies.

EAPS • mit
March 19, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: eaps school-of-science climate climate-change environment water sustainability research ocean-science oceanography-and-ocean-engineering fluid-dynamics weather earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

Emissions of several ozone-depleting chemicals are larger than expected

Recovering and safely destroying the sources of these chemicals could speed ozone recovery and reduce climate change.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 17, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: chemistry climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences emissions environment pollution global-warming sustainability greenhouse-gases research school-of-science

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