May 2, 2016

Professor Otto Cordero was awarded the 2016 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization

Dr. Otto Cordero, an Assistant Professor in MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was awarded MIT Sea Grant's 2016 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. Endowed by the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, the two-year Chair opens the way for promising, non-tenured professors to undertake marine-related research that will further innovative uses of the ocean's resources, Professor Cordero was recognized for his work on Systems Ecology of Particle Attached Microbial Communities. The term of his professorship is from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.

The Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization was established through a generous grant from the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, Inc. of Darien, Connecticut. The professorship, awarded to promising junior faculty, is a much sought-after prize at MIT.

For more information about past appointees as well as the nomination process for prospective applicants please go to the MIT Doherty Career Development Chair page.

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