Olivetti Group Publishes Paper in MURJ

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:15am

DMSE's Olivetti Group makes an appearance in MURJ, the MIT Undergraduate Research Journal, for a paper titled Assessing the Criticality of Germanium as a Byproduct. Pg. 40-42


School of Engineering awards for 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

Lorna Gibson, the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and a professor of mechanical engineering, won the Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching, given to a faculty member whose contributions have been characterized by dedication, care, and creativity.


Rob Macfarlane honored with NSF CAREER Award and ACS Unilever Award

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:45am

Congratulations to Professor Rob Macfarlane, who was recently named the 2017 Unilever Award Winner for Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid & Surfactant Science! 

Professor Macfarlane was also named a 2017 NSF CAREER Award winner earlier this year for his proposal titled...

A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:15am

Delivering an electrical current to a part of the brain involved in movement control has proven successful in treating many Parkinson’s disease patients. This approach, known as deep brain stimulation, requires implanting electrodes in the brain — a complex procedure that carries some risk to...

Taking Materials to Extremes

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:00am

Lithium-air batteries are the Holy Grail in the worldwide quest for better batteries, because they can store energy at very high densities, at least in theory. On the downside, they suffer from high losses in energy conversion and other drawbacks. Ju Li’s MIT research group, however, has...

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America opens headquarters steps from MIT campus

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 1:15pm

AFFOA headquarters represents a significant MIT investment in advanced manufacturing innovation. This facility includes a Fabric Discovery Center that provides end-to-end prototyping from fiber design to system integration of new textile-based products, and will be used for education and...

After MIT, new officers will serve their country

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

"For Shifflet, who majored in nuclear science and engineering, the assignment marks the first major separation from her twin sister, Monica Shifflet ’17, who studied materials science and engineering. Monica has been assigned to flight school in Pensacola, Florida. "Just growing up we’ve done...

MIT lab shows off smart threads that can send messages, change color

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 11:00am

“Fabric is the new software,” said Yoel Fink, an MIT professor of materials science and chief executive of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America. AFFOA is a public-private partnership founded last year, headquartered at MIT, and backed by more than $300 million from universities, corporations,...

AFFOA launches state-of-the-art facility for protoyping advanced fabrics

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:00am

Just over a year after its funding award, a new center for the development and commercialization of advanced fabrics is officially opening its headquarters today in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and will be unveiling the first two advanced fabric products to be commercialized from the center’s work...

Liquid tin-sulfur compound shows thermoelectric potential

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

MIT researchers have developed a liquid thermoelectric device with a molten compound of tin and sulfur that can efficiently convert waste heat to electricity, opening the way to affordably transforming waste heat to power at high temperatures.