DMSE Graduate Student Awards

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 4:45pm

The Departmental Committee on Graduate Students (DCGS) welcomes nominations for the following graduate student awards. Please submit your nominations to angelita [at] mit [dot] edu, Room 6-107) by Friday, May 15, 2015, 5pm.

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Materials science and neuroscience

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 11:30am

Various powerful new tools for exploring and manipulating the brain have been developed over the last few years. Some use electronics, while others use light or chemicals. Professor Polina Anikeeva's research has potential to change how medicine treats people with brain disorders and to change...

Bendable glass devices

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 4:45pm

A special class of glass materials known as chalcogenide glasses holds promise for speeding integration of photonic and electronic devices with functions as diverse as data transfer and chemical sensing. Juejun "JJ" Hu, the Merton C. Flemings Assistant Professor in Materials Science and...

MRS Medal recipients announced

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:15am

At the 2015 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, two DMSE grad students were honored; Neelkanth Bardhan received the MRS Gold Graduate Student Award for a presentation on "Biologically-Templated Nanomolecular Probes for High-Resolution in vivo Sensing and Detection," and Priyank Kumar was...

Materials science to examine beetle defense mechanisms

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 11:15am

How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray

New analysis shows how bombardier beetles produce an explosive defensive chemical jet.

Bombardier beetles, which exist on every continent except Antarctica, have a pretty easy life. Virtually no other animals prey...

Making Science and Engineering Pictures: A Practical Guide to Presenting Your Work

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:45am

Felice Frankel, a renowned science photographer, is an instructor in this edX course on how to communicate science and engineering through photography. Enrollment is open now and the class...

Phi Beta Kappa Electees announced

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 9:45am

The Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa voted to invite 90 members of the Class of 2015 to membership in the Society in recognition of their excellent academic records and commitment to the objectives of a liberal education. The annual Phi Beta Kappa lecture and initiation ceremony will be held on...

Fostering U.S.-Russia energy innovation

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:00pm

Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage brings together researchers from MIT and two Russian institutes to develop advanced batteries and fuel cells.

MADMEC 2015 kick-off event

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:30pm

Please join us Tuesday April 21st at noon in the Chipman Room (6-104) for the 9th Annual MADMEC Kickoff.  


Renovation of the Materials Processing Lab and the Ceramics and Glass Lab

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:15am

“Technology and innovation” at MIT bring to mind nanoscale and computational research in energy and medicine, software development, on-line teaching, and many other novel concepts that are very small or even invisible to the human eye. But they also represent inventions and creations that are at...