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Rachel Perlman
Student Profile: Rachel Perlman

Rachel Perlman’s PhD dissertation in MIT’s School of Engineering is exploring how materials flow into, through and out of the MIT campus. Through a partnership with the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative and the MIT Office of Sustainability, Rachel’s research activities are now informing how campus systems operate, perform and function. The analyses will provide MIT with the data and key findings needed for optimizing material flows via changes in purchasing and disposal behavior, policies, vendor management and material selection. Click here for an informational video about this important work.