Study offers guidance for targeting residual ovarian tumors

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:30am

A new study conducted by Michael Cima explores ways to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer, and how to determine which patients would be most likely to benefit from a new implantable device that could make intraperitoneal chemotherapy more bearable.

"Most women diagnosed...

Nano-Scale 'Dream Team': 3 MIT Professors Use Tiniest Of Tools Against Cancer

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:30am

Professor Angela Belcher was on WBUR's Morning Edition earlier this week to talk about her dynamic collaboration with Sangeeta Bhatia and Paula Hammond in creating cancer theranostics from nanomaterials. 

It’s a great 6+ minute segment that...

3.70/3.18 class, Materials Science & Engineering of Clean Energy Technology

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:45pm

3.70/3.18 class, Materials Science & Engineering of Clean Energy Technology, will be presenting their projects as one-slide pitches and posters. This grad/undergrad class is part of the new ...

2017 Course 3 Senior Thesis Symposium

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

2017 Course 3 Senior Thesis Symposium

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Chipman Conference Room 6 - 104
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM


Making brain implants smaller could prolong their lifespan

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:00am

Michael Cima has a new paper on brain implants and gliosis, which is scarring produced by the implant. This kind of implant is used for deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s disease, among other uses, but about half of them fail within six months due to gliosis.

The new study found...

2017 Faculty Promotions

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm

Several DMSE faculty promotions will be taking effect starting July 1, 2017:

Professor Antoine Allanore is officially rising...

3.042 Final Presentations

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 1:30pm

All are invited to the 3.042 final presentations, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2 pm in the Chipman Room (6-104). 3.042 is “Materials Project Laboratory,” which serves as the capstone design course in the course 3 curriculum.

There are four teams this semester, presenting at the following...

Designing resettable metallic materials through multi-field mapping

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:45am


Mechanics: Modeling, Experimentation, Computation
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 4 pm, Room 3-370
Designing resettable metallic materials through multi-field mapping
Professor C. Cem Tasan
Department of Materials Science and...

J-WAFS awards $1.4 million in third round of seed grant funding

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Professor Antoine Allanore was awarded an Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) seed grant for his project "Affordable Potassium Fertilizer from K Feldspar for Africa." 

J-WAFS at MIT has announced its third round of seed grant funding to the MIT community. J‑WAFS...

DMSE Students Participate in Tokyo Exchange Program

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:30am

MIT is participating in a new exchange program with the University of Tokyo during the 2017 Spring Semester. Two DMSE students decided to take advantage of the opportunity, and both students have nothing but positive things to say about their experiences.

Jessica Sun ’18 and Erick...