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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. 

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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 "...

New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency, longevity

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 3:00pm

Professor Ju Li's group has created a new lithium-oxygen battery capable of significantly reducing the negative effects of current lithium-air battery technology, including energy wasted as heat, and the necessity of extra components. These new, fully sealed batteries are called nanolithia...

DMSE alum to be featured in GSAB panel

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:30am

Ayse Asatekin, a 2009 graduate of DMSE's Mayes and Rubner labs, will be featured in the next Course X Professional Development Panel presented by the Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) along with 3 other MIT alums.

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Building a Foundation for Tech Startups

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:15pm

"In 2008, Krishna Gupta ’09 launched Romulus Capital, a venture capital seed firm, out of his MIT dorm room, scraping together $850,000 to invest in tech startups launched by his classmates.

"Today, Romulus controls $150 million in funds and other assets, having just raised a new fund of...

Electric vehible team comes in second place

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 11:15am

DMSE rising junior Sam Belden is part of the KOMMIT Electric Vehicle Team (EVT), that placed second at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Congrats! 

"With this second place win under their belt, MIT EVT looks forward to the upcoming year. Team members plan to publish a paper based on...

MassChallenge Boston 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:15am

Two startups that came out of DMSE are finalists in MassChallenge 2016! CoolComposites, Inc. is developing a new inorganic phase change materials (PCM) to improve energy efficiency through superior insulation. Embr Labs is producing Wristify, a bracelet that can either cool or warm you at the...

Learn with the libraries this July!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:00am

Hands-on workshops, software training, and more

Develop new skills this July in a series of classes at MIT Libraries. From instruction in GIS and data management software to talks exploring business resources and best practices for handling confidential information, the...