The former special advisor to two Japanese prime ministers fostered US-Japan relations.
Organic chemist and MIT professor for over 40 years was “a sui generis Renaissance man.”
MIT scientist for over 50 years was a cherished mentor who published nearly 400 papers on topics from laser science to non-invasive biomedical diagnosis.
Longtime professor played a major role in encouraging MIT to ask new questions that significantly broadened the Institute’s educational mission.
An eminent microbiologist, Demain conducted groundbreaking antibiotics research and mentored hundreds of young scientists.
Longtime MIT physicist and mentor created instruments that advanced high-energy physics, including the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the J particle.
Highly regarded physicist was well-known for studying plasma turbulence in terms of coherent structures.
Longtime MIT professor strongly influenced the fields of probability, statistics, and machine learning.
An advocate of international scientific cooperation, Press served as an MIT department head and lifetime MIT Corporation member.
Bernstein was a member of the Hadronic Physics Group in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, and a longtime anti-nuclear weapons activist.
A caring mentor and staunch political activist, Fox cared deeply about his students, the department, and the scientific enterprise.
A sought-after analyst on the use of biological weapons, she was a model of interdisciplinary excellence to all — especially women.
Longtime MIT professor was a world leader in inelastic deformation and fracture of engineering materials.
Beloved teacher and pioneer in hands-on engineering education developed design and robotics competitions at MIT, FIRST, and beyond, while promoting his concept of “gracious professionalism.”