People

People

Leadership and Staff

John H. Lienhard V

John H. Lienhard V, PhD, PE

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and Mechanical Engineering
Director

John H. Lienhard V is Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab at MIT. During three decades on the MIT faculty, Lienhard's work has focused on water purification and desalination, heat and mass transfer, and thermodynamics.
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Renee J. Robins

Renee J. Robins

Executive Director

Renee J. Robins is the Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems 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 Water and Food Systems 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 Water and Food Systems 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 Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Greg Sixt

Greg Sixt, PhD

Research Manager

Greg Sixt is the Research Manager for the J-WAFS study on the future of climate and agriculture, a research initiative of J-WAFS. Greg is leading a collaborative team...
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Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller

Communications and Project Assistant

Lisa Miller is the communications and project assistant for the Adbul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT. Lisa assists in the creation and dissemination of communications produced by J-WAFS, assists in research and reporting, and provides administrative support for the program.
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