MIT professor to meet with A&T students, faculty, give talk on bioinspired materials

N.C. A&T undergraduates interested in pursuing graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will have an opportunity next week to talk with the chairman of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Dr. Markus Buehler, MIT

Dr. Markus Buehler

Dr. Markus Buehler will be on campus Tuesday September 24 to speak at the College of Engineering as part of  the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series. His talk, “Bioinspired Materials,” will be given at 11 a.m. in the McNair Hall auditorium. A reception will be immediately after the talk in McNair 226.

He will meet with undergraduates at 3 p.m. in McNair 226 for a question-and-answer session on MIT graduate programs, internships, and other opportunities.

The talk and Q&A session are open to all A&T faculty, staff, and students.

Faculty members interested in individual meetings with Dr. Buehler  to discuss potential research collaborations should contact Dr. Ellie Fini of the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering.

Dr. Buehler is a professor and director of the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics. He  is known for his work in multiscale modeling of hierarchical materials in linking experiment and computation to the design of novel materials. In 2010, he received the Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award for exceptional distinction in teaching and in research or scholarship, the highest honor given to  on young MIT faculty.

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