Pattie Maes, Professor of Media Technology and head of the Fluid Interfaces research group at the MIT Media Lab, has been recently named to the Germeshausen Professorship—an MIT faculty chair supported by the Germeshausen Foundation.
The Germeshausen Foundation was established in 1967 by Kenneth and Pauline (“Polly”) Germeshausen. The couple made numerous gifts to Kenneth's alma mater, MIT, while also supporting several major cultural institutions in the Boston area. They funded the creation of the Germeshausen Professorships to further MIT's interest in combining humanitarian advances with technological advances. Distinguished occupants of this chair have included John W. Gardner, Robert W. Mann, Jay W. Forrester, and Robert S. Langer.