Michael F. Howland

Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Assistant Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Postdoctoral Scholars

Kerry Klemmer

Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering

Princeton 2022

MSc, Aeronautics

Imperial College London, 2015

B.A., Physics, Astronomy, Studio Art

Wesleyan University, 2013

Sara Porchetta

Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D., Civil Engineering

KU Leuven & von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 2021

M.S., Civil Engineering

KU Leuven, 2015

B.S., Civil Engineering

KU Leuven, 2013

Liying Qiu

Postdoctoral Associate 

Ph.D., Environmental Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2021

B.S., Environmental Science

Sun Yat-sen University, 2017

Graduate Students

Ana Fiallo

Graduate student

S.B., Computer Science

S.B., Urban Studies and Planning 

MIT, 2022

Kirby Heck

Graduate student

B.S., Engineering Mechanics

UW-Madison, 2021

Storm Mata

Graduate student

A.B., Engineering Sciences

Dartmouth College, 2019

YoungIn Shin

Graduate student

S.B., Mechanical Engineering

Yonsei University, 2022

Ilan Upfal

Graduate student (joining Fall 2023)

Sc.B, Electrical Engineering 

Brown University, 2022

Undergraduate Students

Grace Harrington

B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, (exp. 2024)

Wilhem Hector

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 

(exp. 2025)


Emily Condon
Graduate student alumni

S.B., Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, 2021

MEng, Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, 2022

Thesis title: Characterizing the Influence of Turbulence Intensity on Energy Production at the Vineyard Wind 1 Farm

First position after Howland Lab: Water Resources Engineer, CDM Smith

Hannah Johlas
Postdoc alumni (2022)

First position after Howland Lab: Energy Security Analyst at ISO New England Inc.

Former lab visitors

Dr. James Carroll

Reader (Associate Professor) 

University of Strathclyde