Shape-memory materials used to treat disease
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:43am
The millions of people worldwide who suffer from the painful bladder disease known as interstitial cystitis (IC) may soon have a better, long-term treatment option, thanks to a controlled-release,...
Faculty openings in DMSE
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:05am
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) seeks candidates for two open tenure-track faculty positions to begin July 2015 or thereafter. Appointments would be at the assistant or...
New understanding of metallic nanoparticles
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:03am
Solid nanoparticles can deform like a liquid; unexpected finding shows tiny particles keep their internal crystal structure while flexing like droplets. Learn more from the MIT News Office.
New technique allows scientists to identify populations of rare stem cells in bone marrow
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:26am
In a new study that should make it easier to develop such stem-cell-based therapies, a team of researchers from MIT and the Singapore-MIT Alliance in Research and Technology (SMART) has identified...
Faculty Highlight: Michael Rubner
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:45pm
Professor Rubner has long collaborated with Professor Robert Cohen of Chemical Engineering. Their work has yielded anti-fog coatings as well as synthetic "backpacks" for living cells. See the MIT...
Fast, affordable and insightful ways to look at product lifecycle impacts
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 4:50pm
Companies, industries, and governments are looking at the impacts climate change will have on their markets and economies. At the heart of their efforts is the question of how to effectively reduce...
Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 9:42am
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch @ MIT is an annual installation of over 2,000 handblown glass pumpkins, created by artists from the MIT Glass Lab. Proceeds from this event benefit The MIT Glass Lab,...
Stronger and Greener Cement
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:13pm
Analysis of material's molecular structure leads to a new formula that could cut greenhouse-gas emissions. See the MIT News Office for the story.  
New formulation leads to improved liquid battery
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:26am
Cheaper, longer-lasting materials could enable batteries that make wind and solar energy more competitive.  New publication in Nature. See the MIT News Office for the story. A physical model of the...
MADMEC 2014 Winners Announced!
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 5:07pm
MADMEC winners are:1. AquaFresco — Ting-Yun Huang and Alina Rwei, Christopher Lai. Filtration of waste water after laundry or dishes to use the water again. 2. CoolCrete — Alan Ransil and Wenhao Sun...
Structure Summer 2014 is available
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 3:38pm
The Summer 2014 issue of Structure, DMSE's newsletter for alumni and friends, is available.
The power of hidden patterns
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:26pm
Interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of controlling the properties of composites. See the MIT News Office for the full story. Interfaces between solid materials are surfaces with...
Studying bamboo structure
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:49am
Professor Lorna Gibson and her colleagues study bamboo for engineered building material, similar to plywood. See the News Office for the full story.
Gold nanoparticles in medical use
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 9:41am
Scientists explain how gold nanoparticles easily penetrate cells, making them useful for delivering drugs. See the MIT News Office for the full story. 
3.032x Mechanical Behavior of Materials, starts Sept. 3
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:04am
Why do materials deform and break? How does nature engineer materials to be light yet stiff and strong? Find out in 3.032x!
GMC awards, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:01am
Professor Michael Demkowicz was recognized with the Graduate Materials Council Best Teaching Award; he teaches 3.22 Mechanical Behavior of Materials and 3.33 Defects in Materials. The GMC presented...
A New Understanding of Metallic Glass
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 4:24pm
Simulations reveal that the formation of some glassy materials is like the setting of a bowl of gelatin. Read the MIT News Office article here.
Improving a new breed of solar cells
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:22pm
Quantum-dot photovoltaics set new record for efficiency in such devices, could unlock new uses. See the News Office for the full story.
Physics of Living Systems Group
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 9:22am
A common set of ideas and approaches brought together a trio of MIT professors and their research teams to form the Physics of Living Systems group, which opened a new lab and offices mid-April at...
Reinventing copper extraction with electricity
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:58am
Professor Antoine Allanore is developing molten copper sulfide electrolysis to improve purity and drastically reduce pollutants. See the MIT News Office for the full story.
Pharmacy on a chip
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:25am
CNN spotlighted MicroCHIPS, a company working on implantable devices that deliver medications as controlled by a doctor. Professor Michael Cima is one of the founders of the company.
Medallion making for commencement
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:15pm
In an article for Technology Review, Mike Tarkanian describes the process of making approximately 150 medallions for Commencement each year, a labor of love for all concerned.
Acclaimed cellist Carlos Prieto ’58 receives Muh Alumni Award
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:34pm
Award honors MIT alumni achievements in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. On May 6, Prieto will give the Muh Award lecture, "The Adventures of a Cello," at MIT and perform an excerpt from J....
A molecular approach to solar power
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 1:38pm
Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining. Learn more from the MIT News Office. A powerful arc lamp is used to simulate sunlight on a sample of...
MIT remembers Sean Collier
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:35am
As the anniversaries of the Boston Marathon bombings and the tragic death of Officer Sean Collier approach, MIT is taking time to remember. A team of MIT faculty, students, staff, and alums will be...


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