MIT Superfund Blog Entries

Mon, 05/03/2021



“Doc Edgerton” was a remarkable innovator and leader, and he was dedicated to the successes of junior faculty. MIT has a special annual award in his memory for junior faculty who have an outstanding record in research, teaching and service. On April 21, it was announced that Desiree...

Thu, 04/29/2021


By Catherine Caruso

FOR DESIRÉE PLATA PHD ’09, THE DECISION to become an environmental chemist was inspired not only by an interest in science but also by her...

Fri, 04/23/2021

-By Bevin P. Engelward

On April 22, 2021, Dr. Leona D. Samson was elected a member of the American...

Wed, 04/21/2021

By Lee Pribyl, Research Translation Core Leader

It was recently announced that Professor John Essigmann is this year’s...

Fri, 04/02/2021

-By Lee Pribyl

Recent work from the Engelward Lab has been published in Cell Reports and featured in the MIT News on March 16, 2021. This research highlights increased concerns of the contaminant, N-nitrosodimethylamine or more commonly known by its abbreviation...

Thu, 01/07/2021

-By Bevin P. Engelward and Benjamin McDonald

This blog is to celebrate the accomplishments of Timothy M. Swager on the occasion of his being named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Tim is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry and the Director of the MIT...

Sun, 03/01/2020

By Bevin P. Engelward, MIT Superfund Research Program Director

A group of Superfund Research Program Center leaders from MIT, Northeastern University, University of Kentucky, and Louisiana State University went to Washington DC to engage with Professional Staff from the House and...

Tue, 01/07/2020

By Bevin P. Engelward (MIT Superfund Research Program Director) and Amy L. Nurnberger (MIT Data Management Services Program Head)

Under the leadership of Director Dr. William Suk, the NIEHS Superfund Research Program is playing a pioneering role in enabling the development of...

Thu, 01/10/2019

By Jenny Kay, Research Translation Core Leader

If you’ve been following MIT-SRP, then you’ve probably heard about the chemical N-dimethylnitrosamine (NDMA), but as a lesser-known contaminant, you may not know what it is or why it’s important. NDMA causes liver, lung, and kidney...

Fri, 09/14/2018

By James Rowe, Project 2 Grad student

Recently I found myself staying in St. Louis, Missouri to attend a conference for researchers who focus on atmospheric science. The conference was located downtown near the river, which gave ample opportunity to check out the St. Louis Arch...