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Agitating the aluminum pot

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm

"Industrial aluminum slabs are typically produced by blending small amounts of copper or manganese in a reservoir of molten aluminum that is rapidly cooled, a process known as direct-chill casting. Variations in the way these...

Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grant awarded to Angela Belcher

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:45am

Professor Angela Belcher was awarded a Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grant for her development of toxin-eating yeast.

“Our plan is to develop environmentally friendly, on-demand biological systems for cleaning up the environment,” says Angela Belcher, who is the James Mason Crafts...

Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grant awarded to Angela Belcher

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:45am

Professor Angela Belcher was awarded a Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grant for her development of toxin-eating yeast.

“Our plan is to develop environmentally friendly, on-demand biological systems for cleaning up the environment,” says Angela Belcher, who is the James Mason Crafts...

The science of friction on graphene

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 12:00pm

Professor Ju Li is helping unravel the mysteries of graphene's unique properties; specifically, how it behaves when something slides across its surface.

"Graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon in...

Current-induced switching in a magnetic insulator

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 11:00am

Nature Magazine published a paper written by Prof. Geoffrey Beach and his collaborator Prof. Caroline Ross who have shown that a pure spin current can be injected into in an electrically insulating material, and be used to switch its magnetization direction.

This is striking because, in...

Boston Photonics Centennial Conference

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 9:45am

Solid-state learning

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10:45am

"For the second year in a row, Grossman, a professor of materials science and engineering, is offering his version of “Introduction to Solid State Chemistry” (or, as it’s referred to by students, 3.091, which is tossed off knowingly as “three-oh-nine-one”). The class, Grossman says, is his...

Fall 2016 Wulff Lecture: Changing the World through Materials Innovation

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 11:00am

On November 18, 2016, Professor Eugene Fitzgerald will be giving the Fall 2016 Wulff Lecture. 

Title: Changing the World through Materials Innovation

Abstract:
Materials innovation is a powerful change-agent. Historical synopses show atomic...

Professor Lorna Gibson receives Ellen Swallow Richards award from TMS

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 4:30pm

The 2017 TMS Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award will be presented to Professor Lorna Gibson at a conference this coming spring. As specified by TMS, the Ellen Swallow Richards Award is given to individuals recognized as professionally accomplished or promising of professional accomplishment...

Materials Day Recap

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:30pm

Our friends at the Materials Processing Center recently held their annual Materials Day event. As part of the day of events, several DMSE faculty participated in a series of talks about battery challenges. The day also included a Poster Session contest. The winners of the contest were Ping-Chun...