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Kauffman Kathryn November 28, 2018 - 7:35pm
Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering MIT 48-216 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139 Email: k6logc(at)mit.edu

 

Research Interests

  • Ecology of bacterial viruses.

Education

Joining the Lab November 28, 2018 - 8:01pm

Graduate Studies

The Polz Lab accepts roughly 1 to 2 Ph.D.

Martin Polz November 28, 2018 - 8:04pm
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MIT News | CEE October 29, 2018 - 2:53pm
Welcome to the Parsons Lab October 29, 2018 - 2:11pm
Philip Gschwend November 28, 2018 - 7:36pm
Addressing Africa's sustainable development October 29, 2018 - 3:17pm

Climate change, a surging population, and increasing demand for food, housing and natural resources present Africa and the world with extraordinary challenges.

School of Engineering third quarter 2018 awards October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. Every quarter, the School of Engineering publicly recognizes their achievements by highlighting the honors, prizes, and medals won by faculty working in our academic departments, labs, and centers.

Collaboration runs through J-WAFS-funded projects October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

“In order to do the kind and scale of work that we do, international collaboration is essential. However, this can be difficult to fund,” Chris Voigt said. “J-WAFS is providing the support that we need for the cross-institutional and cross-sector collaboration that is enabling our work to move forward.”

MIT-Germany and the University of Stuttgart extend cooperation October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

Representatives from the MIT-Germany Program and the University of Stuttgart (USTUTT) recently came together to formally extend a strategic partnership first created in 2015. The agreement aims to forge a closer relationship between the two universities in both research and teaching.

Five from MIT earn Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

Four current and former MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program students (MIT-WHOI) and one postdoc from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) have been awarded Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology, bringing the total of MIT awardees to five out of the nine fellowships granted nationally in 2018.

3Q: David Simchi-Levi on advancing global retail operations through analytics and machine learning October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

Three technology trends are quickly changing global supply chains, revenue management, and the retail industry as a whole: digitization, analytics, and automation. But digital innovation does not come easily. Challenges include internal resistance to change, the siloing of data, and difficulty providing companies with the skills required to understand, predict, and change behavior.

Janelle Heslop awarded Switzer Fellowship October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation has chosen MIT graduate student Janelle Heslop as a Switzer Fellow. Heslop is one of 20 students to receive the fellowship for 2018. Heslop is currently pursuing both an MBA and a master's in civil and environmental engineering through the Leaders for Global Operations program.

The Switzer Foundation Fellowship is awarded to talented graduate students from New England and California who are pursuing career paths that will result in positive change for the environment and who have displayed leadership in their field.

Software tool could help architects design efficient buildings October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

Typically, when architects or engineers design a new building, it’s only at the end of the process — if ever — that a lifecycle analysis of the building’s environmental impact is carried out. And by then, it may be too late to make significant changes. Now, a faster and easier system for doing such analyses could change all that, making the analysis an integral part of the design process from the beginning.

Shih-Ying Lee, longtime mechanical engineering professor, inventor, and entrepreneur, dies at 100 October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

Shih-Ying Lee, a longtime MIT mechanical engineering professor and expert in process control, measurement, and instrumentation, passed away peacefully on July 2 in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Lee '43, SCD '45 had recently celebrated his 100th birthday in April.

Lee’s career spanned over six decades and included positions in both academia and industry. In 2015, he provided an overview of his professional and personal achievements in his autobiography entitled, “From Tsinghua to MIT — My Journey from Education to Entrepreneurship.”

China could face deadly heat waves due to climate change October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

A region that holds one of the biggest concentrations of people on Earth could be pushing against the boundaries of habitability by the latter part of this century, a new study shows.

School of Engineering second quarter 2018 awards October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. Every quarter, the School of Engineering publicly recognizes their achievements by highlighting the honors, prizes, and medals won by faculty working in our academic departments, labs, and centers.

The following awards were given from April through June, 2018. Submissions for future listings are welcome at any time.

A solution for urban storm flooding October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

Flooding, on the rise due to climate change, can devastate urban areas and result in drawn-out, costly repairs. Cities are in dire need of new strategies to manage the influx of stormwater. An interdisciplinary team of engineers and urban planners at MIT has now developed a solution: multifunctional urban stormwater wetlands and ponds that seamlessly integrate the control and cleaning of stormwater with ecological and recreational benefits.

Collaboration to expand the study of microbial oceanography October 29, 2018 - 2:50pm

Microbes sustain all of Earth’s habitats, including its largest biome, the global ocean. Microbes in the sea capture solar energy, catalyze biogeochemical transformations of important elements, produce and consume greenhouse gases, and fuel the marine food web. Measuring and modeling the distribution, composition, and function of microbial communities, and their interactions with the environment, are key to understanding these fundamental processes in the ocean.