J-WAFS Fellows discuss their inspiration for pursuing challenges in water and food systems.
Students are driving innovative research to promote water and food security for all.
Probstein’s research had diverse applications in fields including aeronautics, energy, desalination, and soil decontamination.
Engineers have designed a relatively low-cost, energy-efficient approach to treating water contaminated with heavy metals.
This year’s projects address mobile evaporative vegetable preservation, portable water filtration, and dairy waste reduction.
System could reclaim pure water from power plant cooling towers; at-scale prototypes tested on MIT facilities have proven effective.
Ten principal investigators from seven MIT departments and labs will receive up to $150,000 for two years, overhead-free, for innovative research on global food and water challenges.
Through research and student leadership, senior Orisa Coombs is tackling problems including water scarcity, food insecurity, and racial injustice.
Work by Professor John Lienhard and Kishor Nayar SM ’14, PhD ’19 was recently recognized by the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam.
In the face of Covid-19, the MIT Water Club and the MIT Food and Agriculture Club take their signature innovation prizes online.