DMSE Ranked #1

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:30am

DMSE was ranked #1 in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 - Materials Science & Engineering.

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Krystyn Van Vliet named associate provost

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:15am

Krystyn Van Vliet, an MIT professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, with wide-ranging interests in research and innovation, has been named as the Institute’s new associate provost. She will assume this role on Sept. 1.

Van Vliet succeeds...

Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:30am

Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three times as much power for a given weight as today’s leading technology, lithium-ion batteries. But tests of various...

Future Semiconductors Could be 'Photocopied' Using Graphene

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:15am

Semiconductor chips of tomorrow could one day be manufactured by using a "photocopying" process on super-thin sheets of graphene, rather than using traditional silicon, according to research being conducted at MIT.

The MIT research involves graphene, which are single-atom-thin sheets of...

Felice Frankel: Creating images to explain science concepts

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:45am

Producing images powerful enough to be selected for the covers of major research journals is nothing new for Felice Frankel: She’s being doing it for decades with great success. But now, she’s extending that approach, using a growing arsenal of visual tools and techniques as she works with...

Study suggests route to improving rechargeable lithium batteries

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:45am

Most of today’s lithium-ion batteries, which power everything from cars to phones, use a liquid as the electrolyte between two electrodes. Using a solid electrolyte instead could offer major advantages for both safety and energy storage capacity, but attempts to do this have faced unexpected...

3 Questions: Angela Belcher and Kristala Prather on the promise of energy bioscience

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:45am

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) continues to develop and expand its eight Low-Carbon Energy Centers, which facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among MIT researchers, industry, and government to advance research in technology areas critical to addressing climate change. Here, the...

Converging on cancer at the nanoscale

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:15pm

This summer, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine.

The Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine focuses on grand challenges in cancer detection, treatment, and monitoring that can...

A new way of extracting copper

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:30am

MIT researchers have identified the proper temperature and chemical mixture to selectively separate pure copper and other metallic trace elements from sulfur-based minerals using molten electrolysis. This one-step, environmentally friendly process simplifies metal production and eliminates the...

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