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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,...

3.042 teaches prototyping, communication, and collaboration

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:15am

From cobalt-free, high-entropy alloys to synthetic goose down, the Materials Project Laboratory taught by Michael Tarkanian offers students a chance to explore, and to learn to be OK with not having all the answers.

All four of the student teams this semester assigned themselves steep...

MIT ranked #1 for 2018-19

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:15pm

For the seventh year in a row MIT has topped the QS World University Rankings, which were announced today.

The full 2018-19 rankings — published by Quacquarelli Symonds, an organization specializing in education and study abroad — can be found at ...

Two faculty members with expertise in materials characterization to join DMSE in 2018-19

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:45pm

Dr. Frances M. Ross and Prof. James M. LeBeau have recently accepted offers to join the MIT faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. 

Please join us in welcoming them to DMSE and to MIT!

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Revolutionizing everyday products with artificial intelligence

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:30am

“Who is Bram Stoker?” Those three words demonstrated the amazing potential of artificial intelligence. It was the answer to a final question in a particularly memorable 2011 episode of Jeopardy!. The three competitors were former champions Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings, and Watson, a...

How Native Civilizations Innovated to Conquer the Wilderness

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:30am

Did Native Americans wear the world’s first sneakers? Not exactly. “We didn’t invent Chuck Taylors,” says Duane Blue Spruce, a museum project manager. “But we did invent the chemical processes” for making rubber.

More than three millennia before Charles Goodyear ...

2018 MADMEC Proposals

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:45am

The MADMEC Proposal deadline for 2018 is swiftly approaching!! Get your proposals in before 5pm on May 31 to make sure you solidify your spot in the event! You can win cash prizes for placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. 

Materials science can provide solutions for energy storage, building...

How AI is helping us discover materials faster than ever

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:00am

One way of using AI is to create a “cookbook,” or a collection of recipes for materials. In two...