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Study: Some catalysts contribute their own oxygen for reactions

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 2:45pm

"Chemical reactions that release oxygen in the presence of a catalyst, known as oxygen-evolution reactions, are a crucial part of chemical energy storage processes, including water splitting, electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction, and ammonia production. The kinetics of this type of reaction...

DMSE Student Named Burchard Scholar for 2017

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:15am

Meia Alsup, sophomore in materials science and engineering, was one of 35 exceptional MIT students named a Burchard Scholar for 2017.

"Burchard Scholars can come from any school or department of the Institute, and this year’s honorees major and minor in a range of disciplines, including...

Manufacturing USA Announces new Institute

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 3:30pm

Please join us in congratulating Professor Krystyn Van Vliet who will be working with the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). NIIMBL, the newest Manufacturing USA Institute, will be headquartered at the University of Delaware, with academic partners at...

Green Labs contest: A certified success

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:30am

The Schuh Lab received an honorable mention for its participation in the Green Labs contest. This contest challenged MIT labs to find and maintain solutions to reduce waste and hazardous materials and to conserve water and energy.

"The Schuh Lab in the Department of Materials Science and...

National Academy of Inventors

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:45am

Please join us in congratulating Professor Michael Cima who has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors. This honor recognizes a "prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development,...

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...

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