The purpose of the Council is to bring together the research laboratory and center community to work on issues of research policy, opportunities for new initiatives and the evolution and needs for a prosperous and productive research environment at MIT. The meetings will be used to address issues of common interest to the research community and to communicate, through the work of the council, to the Offices of the VP for Research and the Provost.
We are proud of the diverse environment created by our laboratories and centers. Sometimes the structure is portrayed as a matrix, with the departments being the columns and the lab and center being the rows. Through the Research Council, we strive to enhance the communication between the rows of the matrix to enable laboratories having compatible areas of expertise to ease the seamless interaction across laboratory and center boundaries. We also aim to better articulate our unified values within MIT and the outside world.
The council meets on an adhoc basis.
The Vice President for Research (Maria Zuber) will chair the Council.
The council will be comprised of the leaders of the major laboratories and centers on campus.
|Robert Armstrong||Director||MIT Energy Initiative|
|Jesus del Alamo||Director||Microsystems Technology Laboratories|
|Marc Baldo||Director||Research Laboratory for Electronics|
|Robert Desimone||Director||McGovern Institute for Brain Research|
|John Essigmann||Director||Center for Environmental Health Sciences|
|Jackie Hewitt||Director||Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research|
|Joichi Ito||Director||Media Laboratory|
|Tyler Jacks||Director||Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research|
|John Joannopoulos||Director||Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies|
|Michael Rubner||Director||Center for Materials Science and Engineering|
|Daniela Rus||Director||Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory|
|Carl Thompson||Director||Materials Processing Center|
|Li-Huei Tsai||Director||Picower Institute for Learning and Memory|
|Dennis Whyte||Director||Plasma Science and Fusion Center|
|Boleslaw Wyslouch||Director||Laboratory for Nuclear Science|
Staff to the Council
|Ron Hasseltine||Assistant Provost for Research Administration||Office of the VP for Research|