Funded Researchers

Benedetto Marelli

Benedetto Marelli

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Benedetto Marelli is a Paul M. Cook Career Development Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. His research group works to develop materials-based innovations for precision agriculture, food security and food safety. The Marelli lab has developed new technologies to minimize food waste, enable agriculture in marginal lands, rapidly detect food contamination and precisely deliver payloads in plants. Benedetto has received several awards, including PECASE, NSF CAREER, ONR YIP and ONR DoRECA. Benedetto is the co-founder of Mori, a startup that uses silk as edible coating to extend the shelf-life of perishable food.

J-WAFS-funded projects