Newly tenured engineers

The School of Engineering is proud to announce that eight members of its faculty have been granted tenure by MIT.

“Each of these faculty members exemplify the best of MIT,” says Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering. “They are exceptional researchers and scholars whose work has the potential to change the world, and they are dedicated educators. All of us, and most especially the students, benefit immensely from their work.”

This year’s newly tenured associate professors are:

Daniel Anderson, the Samuel A. Goldblith Associate Professor of Applied Biology in the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, who centers his research on the combinatorial development of biomaterials and nanoparticles for medicine, including the delivery of drugs and macromolecules inside specific cell targets, in vivo;

Tonio Buonassisi, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, who utilizes defect-engineering techniques across the entire solar-cell process, from crystal growth to modules, to improve the cost-effectiveness of solar cells;

Domitilla Del Vecchio, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, who develops fundamental theory and algorithms for the analysis and design of hybrid and nonlinear control systems, with applications in intelligent transportation systems and biomolecular networks;

Nicholas Xuanlai Fang, the Brit (1961) and Alex (1949) d’Arbeloff Career Development Associate Professor in Engineering Design in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, who concentrates on creating devices using electromagnetic and acoustic metamaterials with extraordinary properties, and on the development of advanced micro- and nanofabrication technologies; 

J. Christopher Love, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, who improves the design and implementation of quantitative bioanalytical processes in order to gain a deeper knowledge of the heterogeneities and dynamics of individual cells within a complex population;

Evelyn Wang, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, who combines the fundamental study of micro- and nanoscale heat and mass transport processes with the development of novel nanostructured materials to produce innovative solutions to thermal management, thermal energy storage, solar thermal energy conversion, and water desalination; 

Bilge Yildiz, an associate professor in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, who performs experiments and computations to develop deep understanding of the behavior of material surfaces under extreme conditions of temperature, stress, and aggressive chemical environments; and 

Nickolai Zeldovich, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, whose research interests are in the building of practical secure systems, from operating systems and hardware to programming languages and security analysis tools.