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Structure Summer 2014 is available
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 3:38pm
The Summer 2014 issue of Structure, DMSE's newsletter for alumni and friends, is available.
The power of hidden patterns
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:26pm
Interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of controlling the properties of composites. See the MIT News Office for the full story. Interfaces between solid materials are surfaces with...
Studying bamboo structure
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:49am
Professor Lorna Gibson and her colleagues study bamboo for engineered building material, similar to plywood. See the News Office for the full story.
Gold nanoparticles in medical use
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 9:41am
Scientists explain how gold nanoparticles easily penetrate cells, making them useful for delivering drugs. See the MIT News Office for the full story. 
3.032x Mechanical Behavior of Materials, starts Sept. 3
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:04am
Why do materials deform and break? How does nature engineer materials to be light yet stiff and strong? Find out in 3.032x!
GMC awards, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:01am
Professor Michael Demkowicz was recognized with the Graduate Materials Council Best Teaching Award; he teaches 3.22 Mechanical Behavior of Materials and 3.33 Defects in Materials. The GMC presented...
A New Understanding of Metallic Glass
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 4:24pm
Simulations reveal that the formation of some glassy materials is like the setting of a bowl of gelatin. Read the MIT News Office article here.
Improving a new breed of solar cells
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:22pm
Quantum-dot photovoltaics set new record for efficiency in such devices, could unlock new uses. See the News Office for the full story.
Physics of Living Systems Group
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 9:22am
A common set of ideas and approaches brought together a trio of MIT professors and their research teams to form the Physics of Living Systems group, which opened a new lab and offices mid-April at...
Reinventing copper extraction with electricity
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:58am
Professor Antoine Allanore is developing molten copper sulfide electrolysis to improve purity and drastically reduce pollutants. See the MIT News Office for the full story.
Pharmacy on a chip
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:25am
CNN spotlighted MicroCHIPS, a company working on implantable devices that deliver medications as controlled by a doctor. Professor Michael Cima is one of the founders of the company.
Medallion making for commencement
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:15pm
In an article for Technology Review, Mike Tarkanian describes the process of making approximately 150 medallions for Commencement each year, a labor of love for all concerned.
Acclaimed cellist Carlos Prieto ’58 receives Muh Alumni Award
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:34pm
Award honors MIT alumni achievements in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. On May 6, Prieto will give the Muh Award lecture, "The Adventures of a Cello," at MIT and perform an excerpt from J....
A molecular approach to solar power
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 1:38pm
Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining. Learn more from the MIT News Office. A powerful arc lamp is used to simulate sunlight on a sample of...
MIT remembers Sean Collier
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:35am
As the anniversaries of the Boston Marathon bombings and the tragic death of Officer Sean Collier approach, MIT is taking time to remember. A team of MIT faculty, students, staff, and alums will be...
Strain can alter materials’ properties
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:03am
New field of "strain engineering" could open up areas of materials research with many potential applications, according to new research from Professor Ju Li and his colleague Professor Bilge Yildiz...
MITEI 2014 Seed Fund Awards Announced
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 5:03pm
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) has announced its latest round of seed grants to support early-stage innovative energy projects. A total of more than $1.6 million was awarded to 11 projects, each...
CERA Week updates
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:11pm
The energy conference IHS CERAWeek took place last week in Houston. About a dozen MIT researchers gave presentations and the Thursday panel including Angela Belcher, Vladimir Bulovic, Don Sadoway,...
Polymer Day winners
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:46am
Our friends at PPST sponsored a great Polymer Day yesterday! Many thanks to them for all their hard work. 2014 Polymer Day Poster Contest WINNERS:     GRAND PRIZE: Dr. Eilaf Ahmed (Swager Group...
Medallion casting
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 2:28pm
Each year, DMSE gives its graduating students (grad and undergrads) a cast bronze medallion of the MIT seal. These medallions are entirely prepared, cast and finished by students in the DMSE Foundry...
US News and World Report rankings released
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 3:42pm
MIT and DMSE are again ranked first by the annual US News and World Report ranking of graduate programs.  MIT is first for Engineering, and DMSE is first for materials science.  See the full list of...
Researchers Extend High Resolution Lithography Capabilities with Breakthrough Block Copolymer Self-Assembly Pattern Research
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 4:26pm
  New Effort Promises to Help Advance Moore’s Law at Sub-20 Nanometer Resolution and Decrease Cost of Manufacturing Semiconductor Components RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Feb. 26, 2014) – MIT...
MIT and DMSE rated first by QS World University Rankings
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:56am
We're pleased and honored that QS World University Rankings has again rated our program first world-wide. For the third edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 3,002 universities were...
DMSE student is Hertz finalist
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:59am
Sam Shames, '14, is one of 50 finalists for a Hertz Fellowship. The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation awards fellowships annually for graduate education award in the applied physical, biological and...
Vaccine Delivery
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 9:13am
Professor Darrell Irvine has published research on new vaccines that catch a ride to immune cell depots in order to help fight cancer and HIV. See the MIT News Office for the full story.

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