John Hart, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, received the 2008 Holcim Next Generation Award for Sustainable Construction, for Construction In Vivo, a proposal for design and development of energy-saving active nanocomposite building skins. The Holcim Awards are organized by the Swiss-based Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. Hart won the award with architect Neri Oxman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.