Markus Buehler

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Markus Buehler is a professor and head of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is also a member of the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics, Center for Materials Science and Engineering, and Center for Computational Engineering. His research focuses on making bio‐inspired nanotechnology sustainable and scalable for large‐volume materials applications. He is interested in natural, biological, and synthetic materials, their mechanical, thermal, and optical properties, and biologically-inspired material design, from atoms to structures. He is especially interested in natural materials like collagen, bone, and spider silk that offer sustainable, mechanical functions.