New solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 3:45pm

Exposed in step-like formation, layers of new photovoltaic cell harvest more of sun’s energy. 

The cost of solar power is beginning to reach price parity with cheaper fossil fuel-based electricity in many parts of the world, yet the clean energy source still accounts for just slightly...

MRI-readable cancer sensors

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:15am

"MPC-CMSE Summer Scholar Michael Concepción Santana worked in the ...

MIT News Profile: Alfredo Alexander-Katz

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 1:45pm

Professor Alfredo Alexander-Katz was recently profiled by MIT News and featured on the MIT homepage! You can read a little about his path to MIT, as well as his past and current research by checking out the MIT News...

Modeling how colloidal particles spin through a fixed array

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:15am

MPC-CMSE Summer Scholar Jennifer Coulter interned with Professor Alfredo Alexander-Katz, working with him to create a computer-simulation of his spinning particles research.


New Smelting Method Developed by Prof Don Sadoway

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:30am

Professor Donald Sadoway and a team of researchers intended to create a new type of battery, but what they did instead was discover a new method of smelting certain metals without releasing any greenhouse gas emissions. This discovery could potentially lead to new ways of smelting other common...

Melt-driven mechanochemical phase transformations in moderately exothermic powder mixtures

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:30am

Professor Chris Schuh and Sam Humphry-Baker established a third type of mechanochemical reaction between solid phases. A paper on their research was recently published by Nature. 

"If one or more of the powder reactants has a low melting point and low thermal effusivity, it is possible...

Doubling battery power of consumer electronics

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:15pm

One of Prof. Sadoway's postdocs, Qichao Hu, is preparing to commercialize a new lithium battery with double the capacity of modern models.

"The battery essentially swaps out a common battery anode material, graphite, for very thin, high-energy lithium-metal foil, which can hold more ions...

Discovery could help treatments for sickle cell disease

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 11:45am

DMSE's Ming Dao, along with Postdoc Peter T.C. So, co-authored a study regarding sickle cell disease and the hydroxyurea action.

"Our findings shine a light on the mechanism behind hydroxyurea action, which has long been debated in the scientific...

Prof Anikeeva Comments on Bioelectronic Technology

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 9:15am

Last night, Bloomberg asked professor Polina Anikeeva to comment on new technology related to bioelectronics and talk about how they fit into the medical world. This aired live August 1st around 7:10pm on Bloomberg TV. 


Prof. Irvine to speak at US Frontiers of Engineering

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 9:45am

Prof. Darrell Irvine has been selected to participate in the 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in Irvine, CA this September from the 19th to the 21st. 

Prof. Irvine will present a talk entitled "...