• Newly tenured faculty members were feted at Gray House on Tuesday, May 16. From left are Elly Nedivi of brain and cognitive sciences (BCS), who received tenure; Mriganka Sur, head of BCS; Pamela Lipson (S.M. 1993, Ph.D. 1996); her husband, Pawan Sinha, who received tenure; and L. Rafael Reif, provost.

    Newly tenured faculty members were feted at Gray House on Tuesday, May 16. From left are Elly Nedivi of brain and cognitive sciences (BCS), who received tenure; Mriganka Sur, head of BCS; Pamela Lipson (S.M. 1993, Ph.D. 1996); her husband, Pawan Sinha, who received tenure; and L. Rafael Reif, provost.

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Corporation OKs faculty promotions

Newly tenured faculty members were feted at Gray House on Tuesday, May 16. From left are Elly Nedivi of brain and cognitive sciences (BCS), who received tenure; Mriganka Sur, head of BCS; Pamela Lipson (S.M. 1993, Ph.D. 1996); her husband, Pawan Sinha, who received tenure; and L. Rafael Reif, provost.


The MIT Corporation's Executive Committee has approved 23 faculty members for promotion to tenure since the beginning of the academic year. All promotions are effective July 1.

Those who received tenure, all associate professors unless otherwise noted, are Eric Klopfer and J. Phillip Thompson of urban studies and planning; Eytan H. Modiano of aeronautics and astronautics; Robert Morris and Rahul Sarpeshkar of electrical engineering and computer science; Yoel Fink and Christine Ortiz of materials science and engineering; George Barbastathis, Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou and Sang-Gook Kim of mechanical engineering; Stefan Helmreich and Christine J. Walley of anthropology; Meg Jacobs of history; Jonathan Rodden of political science; Junot Diaz of writing and humanistic studies; Jun Pan of the MIT Sloan School of Management; Christopher B. Burge of biology; Elly Nedivi (promoted from assistant professor) and Pawan Sinha of brain and cognitive sciences; Timothy F. Jamison of chemistry; Raffaele Ferrari (promoted from assistant professor) of earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences; Denis S. Auroux of mathematics; and Christoph Paus of physics.

Individual photos and profiles, including any additional members of the faculty who receive tenure before the end of the academic year, will appear in a fall issue of Tech Talk.

Additionally, the following 16 have been promoted from associate professor with tenure to full professor so far this year: Mitchel J. Resnick of media arts and sciences; David W. Miller of aeronautics and astronautics; Paula T. Hammond of chemical engineering; Franz-Joseph Ulm of civil and environmental engineering; Hari Balakrishnan, Dennis Freeman, Alexandre Megretski, Martin Rinard and Daniela Rus of electrical engineering and computer science; Michael Greenstone of economics; Elizabeth A. Wood of history; Alexander Byrne of linguistics and philosophy; Diana E. Henderson of literature; Janet Sonenberg of music and theater arts; Frank B. Gertler of biology; and Gigliola Staffilani of mathematics.

To date, 38 faculty members have been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor without tenure: Erika Naginski of architecture; Christopher Csikszentmihalyi, Judith Stefania Donath and Hugh Miller Herr of media arts and sciences; JoAnn Carmin of urban studies and planning; Raul Radovitzky of aeronautics and astronautics; Patrick Seamus Doyle of chemical engineering; Jongyoon Han of electrical engineering and computer science and biological engineering; Marc A. Baldo, Fredo Durand, Steve Gordon Massaquoi, Robert Miller, Michael Henderson Perrott, Jovan Popovic, Joel Voldman and Lizhong Zheng of electrical engineering and computer science; Olivier de Weck of the Engineering Systems Division/aeronautics; Daniel D. Frey of the Engineering Systems Division/mechanical engineering; Darrell J. Irvine of materials science and engineering and biological engineering; Martin L. Culpepper, Anette E. (Peko) Hosoi and Alexandra H. Techet of mechanical engineering; Muhamet Yildiz of economics; Ian Condry of foreign languages and literatures; Christopher Capozzola of history; M. Diane Burton, Jeremie Gallien and Fiona Murray of the MIT Sloan School of Management; David M. Sabatini of biology; Joseph Sadighi of chemistry; James A. Hansen and David Mohrig of earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences; Dmitry Panchenko, Alexander Postnikov and Jeffrey Viaclovsky of mathematics; and Scott M. Burles, Erotokritos Katsavounidis and Young S. Lee of physics.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 24, 2006 (download PDF).


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