New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency, longevity

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 3:00pm

Professor Ju Li's group has created a new lithium-oxygen battery capable of significantly reducing the negative effects of current lithium-air battery technology, including energy wasted as heat, and the necessity of extra components. These new, fully sealed batteries are called nanolithia...

DMSE alum to be featured in GSAB panel

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:30am

Ayse Asatekin, a 2009 graduate of DMSE's Mayes and Rubner labs, will be featured in the next Course X Professional Development Panel presented by the Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) along with 3 other MIT alums.

Event Details
Location: 66-110

Building a Foundation for Tech Startups

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:15pm

"In 2008, Krishna Gupta ’09 launched Romulus Capital, a venture capital seed firm, out of his MIT dorm room, scraping together $850,000 to invest in tech startups launched by his classmates.

"Today, Romulus controls $150 million in funds and other assets, having just raised a new fund of...

Electric vehible team comes in second place

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 11:15am

DMSE rising junior Sam Belden is part of the KOMMIT Electric Vehicle Team (EVT), that placed second at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Congrats! 

"With this second place win under their belt, MIT EVT looks forward to the upcoming year. Team members plan to publish a paper based on...

MassChallenge Boston 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:15am

Two startups that came out of DMSE are finalists in MassChallenge 2016! CoolComposites, Inc. is developing a new inorganic phase change materials (PCM) to improve energy efficiency through superior insulation. Embr Labs is producing Wristify, a bracelet that can either cool or warm you at the...

Learn with the libraries this July!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:00am

Hands-on workshops, software training, and more

Develop new skills this July in a series of classes at MIT Libraries. From instruction in GIS and data management software to talks exploring business resources and best practices for handling confidential information, the...

Unlocking the past with the future of imaging

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 10:30am

"When the team of researchers investigating a 17th-century postal trunk full of undelivered letters presented at MIT in April, the audience was taken aback — not by the content of the 2,600 letters from all over Europe, but by the team’s approach. The 600 letters that were not only undelivered...

New technique provides detailed views of metals’ crystal structure

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:45am

"Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a new combination of methods that can provide detailed information about the microstructure of polycrystalline metals.

"The new findings are published in the journal Nature Computational Materials, in a paper by Matteo Seita, an...

Shaymus Hudson Joins DMSE's Teaching Staff

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:00am

Shaymus Hudson, a DMSE undergraduate from 2012 and a 2016 PhD in materials science & engineering from WPI, is starting today as a Technical Instructor and manager of the Laboratory for Physical Metallurgy (i.e. furnaces in 13-5016, metallography in 4-421, and instrons in 8-241). He is...

MADMEC spinoff AquaFresco was a finalist in MIT $100k Competition

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 10:30am

AquaFresco is still making waves in their endeavors to reduce waterwaste by recycling water used when cleaning laundry. Since their MADMEC victory is 2014, they've been turning heads with their innovative ideas and picking up more victories and funding from other competitions. They were recently...