Spring 2017 Wulff Lecture: Dr. Dan Button

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:30pm

Start-Ups in Materials: If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much space...

Building materials-based companies can change the world and generate tremendous financial ­reward—but it’s hard. 

Consider this a chance to learn...

Prof. Anikeeva joing panel on CrowdScience

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:15pm

Our own Professor Polina Anikeeva was recently on a panel for CrowdScience on the BBC World Service. This episode was about Science at the Movies.

"Can we really live on Mars? Or exist in a virtual world? And why does movie science sometimes have us shouting at the screen? Our panel of...

US News ranks DMSE #1 Graduate Program

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:45pm

US News and World Report has again ranked DMSE the best graduate materials program in the country! 
We are so proud that the great work from our faculty and students is recognized.


Iodine may protect batteries

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:45pm

"Researchers at MIT and Carnegie Mellon University are studying a new kind of electrolyte for “self-healing” lithium battery cells, which will be formed by adding a halide element such as iodine, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The...

Roadmapping integrated photonics

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:15pm

AIM Photonics Institute, the MIT Microphotonics Center and iNEMI co-host the Spring meeting on the Integrated Photonics System Roadmap [IPSR], Tuesday through Thursday, March 28-30, 2017, at MIT.

Session topics include Silicon Photonics and Moore’s Law; Human-Machine Interfaces; Automated...

Surfacing Solutions

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:15pm

"For Bilge Yildiz, Associate Professor of both materials science and engineering and nuclear science and engineering, unleashing novel properties in materials means taking a penetrating look at surfaces. Her work to understand and tailor surface chemistry sets the stage for a new generation of...

7th Annual Polymer Day

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:00am

Register for Polymer Day now! Registration open until March 23. 

Conquering metal fatigue

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 10:15am

"Metal fatigue can lead to abrupt and sometimes catastrophic failures in parts that undergo repeated loading, or stress. It’s a major cause of failure in structural components of everything from aircraft and spacecraft to bridges and powerplants. As a result, such structures are typically built...

Graphene sheets capture cells efficiently

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:45pm

"The material used in this research is an oxidized version of the two-dimensional form of pure carbon known as graphene, which has been the subject of widespread research for over a decade because of its unique mechanical and electrical characteristics. The key to the new process is heating the...

Precise technique tracks dopamine in the brain

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:15pm

"MIT researchers have devised a way to measure dopamine in the brain much more precisely than previously possible, which should allow scientists to gain insight into dopamine’s roles in learning, memory, and emotion.

"Dopamine is one of the many neurotransmitters that neurons in the brain...