Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Benedetto Marelli is the Paul M. Cook Career Development Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a B.Eng. and a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2005 and 2008 and a PhD in Materials Science from McGill University in 2012. After a Postdoc in the Silklab at Tufts University, Benedetto joined the MIT Faculty in November 2015. At MIT, the Marelli research group works in the area of structural biopolymers and nanomanufacturing. By using biofabrication strategies that integrate bottom-up and top-down techniques, the group research efforts are focused on the design of materials that act at the biotic/abiotic interface with applications in precision agriculture and food security. Benedetto has recently received several awards, including PECASE, NSF CAREER, ONR Young Investigator Award and ONR Director of Research Early Career Award.