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Changing the Energy Landscape

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:15am

Professor Sadoway was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor for an article on the future of energy. His passion for using technology to better...

SMART Electronics Research

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 12:00pm

Eugene Fitzgerald pursues new models for innovation in electronics as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) has entered its eighth year of investigating new...

Unusual magnetic behavior observed at a material interface

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:45am

An exotic kind of magnetic behavior, driven by the mere proximity of two materials, has been analyzed by a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere using a technique called spin-polarized neutron reflectometry. They say the new finding could be used to probe a variety of exotic physical...

Technology Review announces TR35

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:00am

35 Innovators Under 35

Congratulations to Professor Polina Anikeeva, named one of the 2015 TR35. This list recognizes the top young...

New sources for potassium fertilizer

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:30pm

Crops from Rocks: Professor Allanore is making fertilizers from rocks, providing a needed agricultural supplement closer to its resource.

Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Part 1: Linear Elastic Behavior

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 11:45am

All around us, engineers are creating materials whose properties are exactly tailored to their purpose. 3.032.1x:  Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Part 1: Linear Elastic Behavior will be offered on the edX platform, starting in September.  This course, taught by Professor Lorna Gibson, is the...

Real-time data for cancer therapy

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 10:15am

In the battle against cancer, which kills nearly 8 million people worldwide each year, doctors have in their arsenal many powerful weapons, including various forms of chemotherapy and radiation. What they lack, however, is good reconnaissance — a reliable way to obtain real-time data about how...

Professor Anikeeva's TEDx talk

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 5:00pm

Non-wetting surfaces promote chemical reaction rates

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 3:45pm

Two key physical phenomena take place at the surfaces of materials: catalysis and wetting. A catalyst enhances the rate of chemical reactions; wetting refers to how liquids spread across a surface.

Now researchers at MIT and other institutions have found that these two processes, which...

Current research talks from Kyocera and Inamori Foundation Professors

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:30pm

All are invited to talks on current research in materials science and engineering, in the Chipman Room, 6-104, Aug. 6.

9:30am Prof. Arthur Heuer, CWRU Fundamental Issues Associated with...