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Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

"For the first time ever, a single flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair has successfully delivered a combination of optical, electrical, and chemical signals back and forth into the brain, putting into practice an idea first proposed two years ago. With some tweaking to further improve its...

KIST-MIT Team Uses Spin Waves to Achieve the World's First Non-Electrical Memory

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:45am

Professor Geoffrey Beach was involved in new research regarding non-electrical memory.

"An international research team has discovered the key to unlocking “non-electrical” memory, moving us beyond the realm of ultra-low power memory for the very first time." - Business Wire

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Toward all-solid lithium batteries

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:30pm

"Most batteries are composed of two solid, electrochemically active layers called electrodes, separated by a polymer membrane infused with a liquid or gel electrolyte. But recent research has explored the possibility of all-solid-state batteries, in which the liquid (and potentially flammable)...

Professor Chiang Named Innovation All-Star by Boston Business Journal

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:30pm

Professor Yet-Ming Chiang was named a 2017 Innovation All-Star in the energy category by the Boston Business Journal for his outstanding contributions to the field, particularly his research on design, synthesis, and characterization of advanced inorganic materials for lithium ion batteries. ...

Architected ceramics

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 11:30am

MIT and Professor Lorna Gibson collaborated with two Engineering departments at Harvard University to develop a new method to 3D-print materials with significant absorbency using a ceramic foam ink.

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Shao-Horn publishes in Journal of Physical Chemistry

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

"Scientists and producers usually face a problem to elaborate batteries of new types: lighter but at the same time more powerful and with higher energy storage capacity. One of the possible ways to do that is to replace modern lithium-ion batteries by so called lithium-air batteries. Such...

Jaramillo MITEI Profile

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:45pm

Professor Rafael Jaramillo was profiled in an MIT News article about new faculty who bring a wide array of energy interests and developments to the Institute.

“I try to find where the connections are between the scope of...

Study: Some catalysts contribute their own oxygen for reactions

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 2:45pm

"Chemical reactions that release oxygen in the presence of a catalyst, known as oxygen-evolution reactions, are a crucial part of chemical energy storage processes, including water splitting, electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction, and ammonia production. The kinetics of this type of reaction...

DMSE Student Named Burchard Scholar for 2017

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:15am

Meia Alsup, sophomore in materials science and engineering, was one of 35 exceptional MIT students named a Burchard Scholar for 2017.

"Burchard Scholars can come from any school or department of the Institute, and this year’s honorees major and minor in a range of disciplines, including...

Manufacturing USA Announces new Institute

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 3:30pm

Please join us in congratulating Professor Krystyn Van Vliet who will be working with the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). NIIMBL, the newest Manufacturing USA Institute, will be headquartered at the University of Delaware, with academic partners at...