Tenured Professors of 2021

MIT has granted tenure to two faculty members from the MIT School of Engineering and School of Science

Maria E. Aglietti | Materials Research Laboratory
July 28, 2021

MIT has granted tenure to two faculty members in the MIT School of Engineering in the department of Materials Science & Engineering and in the School of Science in the department of Physics.

Elsa Olivetti Laptop MIT 0Professor Elsa Olivetti

Photos courtesy of Denis Paiste

Professor Elsa Olivetti Photos courtesy of Denis Paiste Elsa Olivetti, in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, focuses her research on sustainable and scalable materials design, manufacturing, and end-of-life recovery within the larger context in which materials are used. She is especially interested in linking strategies to reduce the environmental burden of materials across different length scales — from atoms and molecules to industrial processes and materials markets. She conducts work to inform our understanding of the complex and nuanced implications of substitution, dematerialization, and waste mining on materials sustainability.

 More about her research:

Making buildings from industrial waste

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Joe Checkelsky Lab Portrait StevensProfessor Joe Checkelsky

Photos courtesy of Steph Stevens

Physicist Joseph Checkelsky investigates exotic electronic states of matter through the synthesis, measurement, and control of solid-state materials. His research aims to uncover new physical phenomena that expand the boundaries of understanding of quantum mechanical condensed matter systems and open doorways to new technologies by realizing emergent electronic and magnetic functionalities. Checkelsky joined the Department of Physics in 2014 after a postdoc appointment at Japan’s Institute for Physical and Chemical Research and a lectureship at the University of Tokyo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College in 2004; and in 2010, he received a doctoral degree in physics from Princeton University.

More about his research:

Finding the right quantum materials

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