People

People

Leadership and Staff

John H. Lienhard V

John H. Lienhard V, PhD, PE

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and Food
Director

John H. Lienhard V is Abdul Latif Jameel Professor and the Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab at MIT. During three decades on the MIT faculty, Lienhard’s research and educational efforts have focused on water purification and desalination, heat and fluid flow, and experimentation.
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Renee J. Robins

Renee J. Robins

Executive Director

Renee J. Robins is the Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab at MIT. Renee works closely with faculty director John Lienhard to develop and manage the lab’s activities, priorities, and strategy, including new funding opportunities and international collaborations.
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Maren Cattonar

Maren Cattonar

Director of External Relations

Maren Cattonar is the director of external relations for the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Andi Sutton

Andi Sutton

Communications and Program Manager

Andi Sutton is the Communications and Program Manager for the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT. Andi manages communications and outreach for J-WAFS, overseeing comprehensive communications strategies for the lab and coordinating our contact with various stakeholders.
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Jasmine Edo

Jasmine Edo

Financial and Project Coordinator

Jasmine Edo is the Financial and Project Coordinator for the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Elia Knieriemen

Elia Knieriemen

Communications and Project Assistant

Elia Knieriemen is the communications and project assistant for the Adbul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT. Elia assists in the creation and dissemination of all communications outputs produced by J-WAFS and provides other administrative support.
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