Leadership

Instructors & TAs

The Living Machines faculty and TAs are dedicated to creating a unique learning experience for all our scholars.

  • Prof. Linda Griffith

    Prof. Linda Griffith

    Faculty Lead

    Biological Engineering

  • Prof. Eric Alm

    Prof. Eric Alm

    Faculty Lead

    Biological Engineering

  • Dr. Mehdi Salek

    Dr. Mehdi Salek

    Lead Instructor

    School of Engineering

  • Dr. Timothy Kassis

    Dr. Timothy Kassis

    Lead Instructor (Part-Time)

    School of Engineering

  • Dr. Timothy Kassis

    Cherry Gao

    Head TA

    Biological Engineering

Scholars Leadership Team

The LM Scholars Leadership Team is an executive team composed of six positions and is responsible for various events and activities within the Living Machines thread. They also play a large role in defining the thread and NEET as a whole.

  • Amy Jin

    Amy Jin

    Academic Liaison Officer

    Course 20

  • Jose Aceves-Salvador

    Jose Aceves-Salvador

    Peer Mentorship Program Officer

    Course 20

  • Ronit Langer

    Melody Wu

    Industry Liaison Officer

    Course 20

  • Dorothy Szymkiewicz

    Diana Garibay

    Communications Officer


  • Vacant

    Vacant

    Community Building Officer


  • Adil Yusuf

    Diana Renteria

    MIT/NEET Liaison Officer

    Course 20

Scholars Advisory Board

The LM Scholars Advisory Board is a purely advisory resource composed of previous scholar leadership team members. They help define the thread, it's long-term vision and provide input on various matters throughout the year.

  • Rebekah Costello

    Rebekah Costello

    Biological Engineering

  • Ronit Langer

    Ronit Langer

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Dorothy Szymkiewicz

    Dorothy Szymkiewicz

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Alexa Guan

    Alexa Guan

    Biological Engineering

  • Julie Vaughn

    Julie Vaughn

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Adil Yusuf

    Adil Yusuf

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

NEET Program Leadership

The New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) program was launched in 2017 to reimagine engineering education at MIT. A cross-departmental endeavor with a focus on integrative, project-centric learning, NEET cultivates the essential skills, knowledge, and qualities to address the formidable challenges posed by the 21st century. More information about the NEET program can be found here.

  • Dr. Amitava 'Babi' Mitra

    Dr. Amitava 'Babi' Mitra

    NEET Executive Director

    School of Engineering

  • Prof. Ed Crawley

    Prof. Ed Crawley

    NEET Co-Chair

    Aeronautics and Astronautics

  • Prof. Anette 'Peko' Hosoi

    Prof. Mark Bathe

    NEET Co-Chair

    Biological Engineering

Faculty Advisors

  • Prof. Chris Love

    Prof. Chris Love

    Chemical Engineering

  • Prof. Xuanhe Zhao

    Prof. Xuanhe Zhao

    Mechanical Engineering