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Capturing the properties of very hot compounds

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

The thermodynamic properties of compounds such as aluminum oxide, which are known as refractory materials because they melt at temperatures above 2,000 degrees Celsius (3,632 Fahrenheit), have been difficult to study because few vessels can withstand the heat to contain them, and those that do...

DMSE Senior awarded 2018 Schwarzman Scholarship

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 11:15am

DMSE Senior Katheryn "Kate" Scott was selected as a Schwarzman Scholar and will begin postgraduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing next fall.

Schwarzman Scholars are chosen based on demonstrated leadership qualities and potential to bridge and understand cultural and political...

MIT's AIM Photonics Academy looks to expand

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:45pm

MIT’s AIM Photonics Academy helped organize a gathering of more than 60 people at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, earlier this month to explore opportunities in integrated...

How to get sprayed metal coatings to stick

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00am

When bonding two pieces of metal, either the metals must melt a bit where they meet or some molten metal must be introduced between the pieces. A solid bond then forms when the metal solidifies again. But researchers at MIT have found that in some situations, melting can actually inhibit metal...

Dorothy Hosler elected 2017 AAAS Fellow

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:15am

Dorothy Hosler is  Professor of Archaeology and Ancient Technology in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering....

A new way to store thermal energy

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:15am

In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel — such as wood, brush or dung — that is collected with significant time and effort.

Now, a new chemical...

2018 Forbes 30 Under 30

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:30pm

DMSE adds a few familiar faces to Forbes 30 Under 30.

Brent Keller, who is part of Jeff Grossman's group, was listed as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Manufacturing and Industry for co-founding Via Separations.

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10 years of energy research at MIT

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:15pm

Q: What are some of the most significant research impacts the MIT energy community has made over the past decade?

A: While the horizon for the majority of energy research we do here at MIT is generally at least several decades, some researchers have already been able to translate their...

Researchers develop flexible, stretchable photonic devices

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Researchers at MIT and several other institutions have developed a method for making photonic devices — similar to electronic devices but based on light rather than electricity — that can bend and stretch without damage. The devices could find uses in cables to connect computing devices, or in...

A good negotiator can be exactly who you are

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

Marol Escajeda ’17 is trained in materials science and engineering, yet she finds that success on the job pivots on her leadership and negotiation abilities. “Your skills have to extend beyond your technical field,” says Escajeda, a materials and processes engineer at the aerospace and defense...