Past Student Fellows

Ippolyti Dellatolas

  • PhD Candidate
  • 2021-2022 J-WAFS Fellow for Water Solutions
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ippolyti Dellatolas is a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, advised by Pr. Irmgard Bischofberger. She holds an MS in mechanical engineering from Ecole des Mines de Paris. Ippolyti’s research aims at understanding the formation of preferential flow pathways in soils, with potential impacts in agriculture, water purification, and land stability. By investigating the origin of uneven water flows in a lab-scale model system, she hopes to guide engineering solutions to improve homogeneous water retention in soils and prevent the detrimental consequences of preferential flow. Outside of the lab, she is involved with the MIT Water Club, GSC Sustain, and the MIT Office of Sustainability. When not participating in heated discussions on sustainability and environmental justice, Ippolyti enjoys classic movies, live music, and summers in Greece, her country of origin.