Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS)
Students are driving innovative research to promote water and food security for all.
Encapsulating modified bacteria in tough hydrogel spheres prevents them from spreading genes to other microbes.
MIT students explore algal water purifiers, programmable soil bacteria, and other biological engineering approaches to food and water security.
Whisk-shaped device absorbs trace contaminants, preserves them in dry state that can be shipped to labs for analysis.
Workshop highlights how MIT research can guide adaptation at local, regional, and national scales.
Voigt Lab's work could eventually replace cereal crops’ need for nitrogen from chemical fertilizers.
A J-WAFS connection brings together two MIT research teams helping to advance irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa.
At the sixth annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition, graduate students and postdocs sharpen their communication and presentation skills.
MIT welcomed the Class of 2023 with an initiative to reduce the impact of water consumption through reusable water bottles and other sustainable habits.
The Institute aims to update its water management practices to prepare for droughts, sea level rise, and other risks posed by the climate crisis.
An affordable, easy-to-use handheld sensor, soon to enter the market, can indicate the presence of bacterial contaminants in food in seconds.