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2-D quantum materials for nanoelectronics
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:32am
MIT team provides theoretical roadmap to making 2-D electronics with novel properties. Learn more from the MIT News Office.
Controlling a material with voltage
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:46pm
A new way of switching the magnetic properties of a material using just a small applied voltage, developed by researchers at MIT and collaborators elsewhere, could signal the beginning of a new...
3.086x Innovation and Commercialization, MITx offering, enrollment is open
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:26pm
This MITx class on Innovation and Commercialization is taught by distinguished practicing innovators who debunk the concept of innovation as a linear process, from research to development to product...
MIT announces Bose Research Grants
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:01am
Five innovative, high-risk projects launch with support from Professor Amar G Bose Research Grants. On one of these projects, Professor Jeffrey Grossman and Nicola Ferralis, a research scientist in...
IAP 2015 listing now available
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:43pm
IAP offerings are always diverse — in 2015, there will be opportunities to learn  Adventures in Scanning Electron Microscopy  ENAMELING COURSE  Engaging Our Future Scientists  Hands-on...
Professor Michael Demkowicz--Board of Journal of Nuclear Materials
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 10:48am
Professor Michael Demkowicz has been appointed to the Advisory Editorial Board for the Journal of Nuclear Materials. More information on the Journal of Nuclear Materials can be found here.
Metal-coordination: using more of nature’s tricks to assemble new soft materials
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 3:40pm
MMEC SEMINAR SERIES Mechanics: Modelling, Experimentation, Computation Tuesdays @ 4:00pm – Room 3-370   Tuesday, November 04, 2014 Metal-coordination: using more of nature’s tricks to assemble new...
Better chemotherapy through targeted delivery
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:18pm
Every year, about 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain tumors that have spread from elsewhere in the body. These tumors, known as metastases, are usually treated with surgery followed by...
Nanoscale work yields big results
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:45pm
Silvija Gradečak’s nanoscale work creates big-scale results that could transform energy production, storage, and lighting. See MIT Spectrum for more. Photo illustration: Len Rubenstein
Microscopic walkers find their way across cell surfaces
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:14pm
Technology could provide a way to deliver probes or drugs to cell structures without outside guidance. Learn more from the MIT News Office.
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!

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