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MIT CSHub December Newsletter

From a successful PhD defense to a new research brief, it has been an eventful month at the Hub. Some highlights from our December Newsletter:

Join Randolph Kirchain, Hessam AzariJafari, and Haoran Li, PhD as they discuss findings from our recently-developed streamlined life cycle assessment tool for pavements during a public webinar at 11am. RSVP link: https://lnkd.in/gsY6uw6C

A new research brief by Johannes Kalliauer and Danial Amini explores a computationally inexpensive method to model urban flooding on different scales.

A warm congratulations to Ipek Bensu Manav, who successfully defended her doctoral thesis on Nov. 27.

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Ipek Bensu Manav successfully defends PhD thesis

A warm congratulations to Ipek Bensu Manav for her successful PhD defense! Dr. Manav presented on “Assessing the Intersectional Risks Associated with the Full Life Cycle of the U.S. Housing Stock” before her doctoral committee last week.

We appreciate your hard work and look forward to seeing where your research takes you!

CSHub November Newsletter

From presentations at ACI to our Fall Advisory Meeting, it has been an eventful month at the Hub! Some major updates:

Thank you to all who attended the November 1+2 Fall Advisory Meeting. We had great discussions and presentations on all things concrete, not to mention an excellent poster session inviting industry to engage directly with the researchers making our work possible.

We led eight presentations across diverse topic areas at ACI. Click the link below for more details.

We hosted academic and industry visitors from organizations like the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and Cemex México at MIT — thank you for the visit!

Read the newsletter here.

Elsa Olivetti featured in MIT News article

“I think to make real progress in sustainability, materials scientists need to think in interdisciplinary, systems-level ways, but at a deep technical level,” said Prof. Elsa Olivetti, who recently began working with the CSHub.

Read the article to learn how Prof. Olivetti leans on MIT’s collaborative culture to work on complex climate resilience and mitigation issues.

Industry Meets Research at the Fall 2023 CSHub Advisory Meeting!

Thank you to all who attended the November 1st and 2nd Fall Advisory Meeting. We had great discussions and presentations on all things concrete, not to mention an excellent poster session inviting industry to engage directly with the researchers making our work possible. Looking forward to the next Advisory Meeting!

CSHub hosts UANL and CEMEX Mexico visitors

A hearty thank you to the folks from organizations like the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and Cemex México who recently came to visit us at MIT. We had great presentations, discussions, and even a lab tour led by research scientist Damian Stefaniuk. We look forward to collaborating and staying in touch with you!

CSHub presents at ACLCA 2023

Thank you to the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) for having us at their 2023 Conference! Randolph Kirchain, Gregory Norris, Ipek Bensu Manav, and Miaomiao Zhang gave presentations at this event last week in Burlington, VT.