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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...

Consortium including MIT awarded $110M national grant to promote photonics manufacturing

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:30pm

A new partnership of government, industry, and academia will pursue integration of optical devices with electronics. MIT is a key player in a new $600 million public-private partnership announced today by the Obama administration...

Prof. Shao-Horn named to WM Keck Professorship

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 2:15pm

Professor Gang Chen, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, writes, "Professor Yang Shao-Horn has been appointed the W.M. Keck Professor of Energy.

"Yang is internationally renowned for her work and expertise in electrochemical energy conversion and storage. She has made...

Professor Régis M. N. Pelloux, 1931–2015, expert on fatigue and fracture of materials

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 5:15pm

Régis M. N. Pelloux, Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering, died July 10, 2015 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 83 years old.

Prof. Pelloux was born in Passy, France, in the Alps, and had a life-long love of the outdoors, which he shared with his...

MADMEC Design Challenge 1

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 1:00pm

MADMEC Design Challenge 1 took place June 25 in the LEM (4-131B). 

The teams were tasked with designing and 3D printing a whistle/instrument to make tones, given a fixed air pressure and flow. The winner of the challenge was the team with the highest dB tone, divided by the square root of...

New development in battery manufacturing

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:30pm

An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries, developed by researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called 24M, promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and making them easier to...

Scientific Reports editorial board

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

Professor Michael Demkowicz has joined the editorial board of Scientific Reports in the area of Condensed Matter Physics. The Editorial Board — composed of practising scientists in all relevant...

Teaming Up for Better Batteries

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 2:45pm

MIT’s Yang Shao-Horn and BMW’s Odysseas Paschos collaborate to advance fundamental research on lithium-ion battery technologies.

Launched last year in the United States, the BMW i3 is a well-received electric automobile that highlights the promise and the practicality of current electric...