MADMEC Design Challenge 1

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 1:00pm

MADMEC Design Challenge 1 took place June 25 in the LEM (4-131B). 

The teams were tasked with designing and 3D printing a whistle/instrument to make tones, given a fixed air pressure and flow. The winner of the challenge was the team with the highest dB tone, divided by the square root of...

New development in battery manufacturing

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:30pm

An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries, developed by researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called 24M, promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and making them easier to...

Scientific Reports editorial board

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

Professor Michael Demkowicz has joined the editorial board of Scientific Reports in the area of Condensed Matter Physics. The Editorial Board — composed of practising scientists in all relevant...

Teaming Up for Better Batteries

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 2:45pm

MIT’s Yang Shao-Horn and BMW’s Odysseas Paschos collaborate to advance fundamental research on lithium-ion battery technologies.

Launched last year in the United States, the BMW i3 is a well-received electric automobile that highlights the promise and the practicality of current electric...

GMC announces 2015 awards

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 4:30pm

The Graduate Materials Council has announced the 2015 faculty awards.

Best Advisor is Prof. Alfredo Alexander-Katz

Best Teacher is Prof. Michael Demkowicz

The awards are determined by vote after all DMSE grad students have the opportunity to...

Microfluidic cell-squeezing device opens new possibilities for cell-based vaccines.

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 4:15pm

MIT researchers have shown that they can use a microfluidic cell-squeezing device to introduce specific antigens inside the immune system’s B cells, providing a new approach to developing and implementing antigen-presenting cell vaccines.

Such vaccines, created by reprogramming a patient’...

Newly tenured DMSE faculty

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 3:30pm

Please congratulate the two DMSE faculty who have been awarded tenure this year:

Alfredo Alexander-Katz, the Walter Henry Gale (1929) Career Development Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research combines theory and simulations to develop a deep...

MADMEC teams competing in MIT Clean Energy Prize

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 2:30pm

Update: Congratulations to CoolFlux who won their division. More details as we have them.

Both Coolflux (formerly Coolcrete) and AquaFresco from MADMEC 2014 are Grand Finalists in this year's MIT Clean Energy Prize! This means that they are in the final 6 teams of a 21-team...

Materials science and neuroscience

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 11:30am

Various powerful new tools for exploring and manipulating the brain have been developed over the last few years. Some use electronics, while others use light or chemicals. Professor Polina Anikeeva's research has potential to change how medicine treats people with brain disorders and to change...

Bendable glass devices

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 4:45pm

A special class of glass materials known as chalcogenide glasses holds promise for speeding integration of photonic and electronic devices with functions as diverse as data transfer and chemical sensing. Juejun "JJ" Hu, the Merton C. Flemings Assistant Professor in Materials Science and...