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Cima part of team that developed new, more accurate neural implants

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:30am

New technologies such as optogenetics have allowed us to identify similar microstructures in the brain. However, these techniques rely on liquid infusions into the brain, which prepare the regions to be studied to respond to light. These infusions are done with large needles, which do not have...

DMSE Faculty host summer undergraduate researchers

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:00am

From simulating the physics of spinning magnetic particles to fabricating new materials for infrared chemical sensing, MIT Materials Research Laboratory summer researchers will challenge themselves to learn new skills and develop new scientific insights.

A diverse group of top-performing...

Yet-Ming Chiang co-authors paper warning we aren't doing enough to reduce emissions

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:45am

Yet-Ming Chiang co-authored a new paper in Science that offers a stark reminder that there are still huge parts of the global energy system where we simply don’t have affordable ways of halting greenhouse-gas emissions.

Air travel, long-distance transportation and shipping, steel and...

Jeehwan Kim is developing software that links to hardware to create intelligent devices

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:15am

Kim and others at MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering are in the process of developing new software that links up to hardware to create intelligent devices. Currently, most neural networks have been developed using the Von Neumann computing method and have been software-based. Kim has...

Carl Thompson is profiled on MIT News

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:15am

Carl Thompson, the Stavros Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, is the co-director of the newly organized Materials Research Laboratory at MIT. MRL is the combination of MIT's long-established Materials Processing Center with the Center for Materials Science and Engineering...

Christine Ortiz receives 2018 J-WEL Grant

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:00am

Christine Ortiz received a 2018 J-WEL grant for her project "Advancing Socially-Directed STEM Education" which will focus on the development of course materials for the MIT fall term class 3.087 Materials, Societal Impact, and Social Innovation. The materials will not only be applied within MIT...

Don Sadoway will Keynote The Battery Show 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:30am

The Battery Show, North America's largest advanced battery technology event, has announced that Don Sadoway will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2018 event, where he will discuss his groundbreaking work on the liquid metal battery.

About Dr. Donald R. Sadoway:

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Cem Tasan Featured on School of Engineering YouTube Channel

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Cem Tasan is a modern metallurgist who compares metallurgy to cooking--it requires the creation and discovery of recipes using different metals in order to obtain a final product with desirable properties. One property Prof. Tasan has been particularly fascinated with perfecting in his "cooking...

Elsa Olivetti Uses AI to Identify New Materials Fabrication

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:30am

MIT researchers and their collaborators have demonstrated a novel system using artificial-intelligence techniques to help identify methods of fabricating materials, especially those that look promising in computer simulations. In one test, the system scanned half a million journal articles,...

Displaying Futures Award by Merck: Novel Biomedical Electrochemical Device to Power Implants in Humans

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:45am

Professor Jennifer Rupp, together with graduate student Philipp Simons and Dr. Kunjoong Kim, have won the 2018 Displaying Futures Award by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for their research "On-chip all-solid-state glucose micro fuel cell for energy harvesting in the human body." ​​Every year,...