DMSE News

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...
Strain can alter materials’ properties
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:03am
New field of "strain engineering" could open up areas of materials research with many potential applications, according to new research from Professor Ju Li and his colleague Professor Bilge Yildiz...
MITEI 2014 Seed Fund Awards Announced
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 5:03pm
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) has announced its latest round of seed grants to support early-stage innovative energy projects. A total of more than $1.6 million was awarded to 11 projects, each...
CERA Week updates
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:11pm
The energy conference IHS CERAWeek took place last week in Houston. About a dozen MIT researchers gave presentations and the Thursday panel including Angela Belcher, Vladimir Bulovic, Don Sadoway,...
Polymer Day winners
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:46am
Our friends at PPST sponsored a great Polymer Day yesterday! Many thanks to them for all their hard work. 2014 Polymer Day Poster Contest WINNERS:     GRAND PRIZE: Dr. Eilaf Ahmed (Swager Group...
Medallion casting
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 2:28pm
Each year, DMSE gives its graduating students (grad and undergrads) a cast bronze medallion of the MIT seal. These medallions are entirely prepared, cast and finished by students in the DMSE Foundry...
US News and World Report rankings released
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 3:42pm
MIT and DMSE are again ranked first by the annual US News and World Report ranking of graduate programs.  MIT is first for Engineering, and DMSE is first for materials science.  See the full list of...
Researchers Extend High Resolution Lithography Capabilities with Breakthrough Block Copolymer Self-Assembly Pattern Research
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 4:26pm
  New Effort Promises to Help Advance Moore’s Law at Sub-20 Nanometer Resolution and Decrease Cost of Manufacturing Semiconductor Components RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Feb. 26, 2014) – MIT...
MIT and DMSE rated first by QS World University Rankings
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:56am
We're pleased and honored that QS World University Rankings has again rated our program first world-wide. For the third edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 3,002 universities were...
DMSE student is Hertz finalist
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:59am
Sam Shames, '14, is one of 50 finalists for a Hertz Fellowship. The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation awards fellowships annually for graduate education award in the applied physical, biological and...
Vaccine Delivery
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 9:13am
Professor Darrell Irvine has published research on new vaccines that catch a ride to immune cell depots in order to help fight cancer and HIV. See the MIT News Office for the full story.
A brighter future for filtered seawater
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 4:30pm
MIT researchers evaluate graphene’s potential for making desalination economically viable. See more of MITEI's story on the MIT News Office site.
Undergrad profile: Minh Dinh
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 3:35pm
Undergrad Minh Dinh’s love of learning, materials, and programming leads him to research group role Minh Dinh has always had a love of learning; it got a big boost when he was attending high school...
New discoveries in how immune system fights malaria
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 4:51pm
Study reveals immune cells that are critical to combating the parasite in early stages of infection. See the MIT News Office for the full story.
Disordered materials hold promise for better batteries
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 5:09pm
MIT researchers find that contrary to conventional wisdom, cathodes made of disordered lithium compounds can perform better than perfectly ordered ones. See the MIT News Office for the full story...
Colleen Loynachan named a Marshall Scholar
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 4:15pm
Colleen Loynachan is one of the 4 MIT seniors who are among the new winners nationwide of prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which support two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. Colleen...
DMSE Faculty Search
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 1:57pm
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) seeks candidates for two open tenure-track faculty positions to begin July 2014 or thereafter. Appointments would be at the assistant or...
Making Stuff series continues on NOVA, PBS
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 4:07pm
PBS continues its series Making Stuff on NOVA. Professor Angela Belcher was interviewed for the episode to air on October 23. Tune in and check it out!   Also, read about Prof. Belcher's work in...
Wristify wins first place in 2013 MADMEC
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 5:24pm
Congratulations to Wristify, GeckoLight, and PolySolar! MADMEC is a competition for student teams to design and build prototypes that solve a sustainability problem using materials science. First...
Deshpande Center Announces Awards
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 10:01am
The Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation has announced its Fall 2013 research grants. $949,764 will be awarded to a dozen MIT teams working on early-stage technology in areas including...
New discovery may lead to self-healing materials
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 3:08pm
An unexpected result shows that in some cases, pulling apart makes cracks in metal fuse together.  See the full story at the MIT News Office.
Research Spotlight: Caroline Ross
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 3:01pm
Our friends in MPC have profiled Professor Ross and her work on new techniques for combining complex oxide thin films promise electrical control of magnetic properties for data storage and computing...
Probing the surface of pyrite
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 1:00pm
Common mineral gets first detailed examination of its surface electronic properties, thanks to team of MIT researchers. See the MIT News Office for the full story. Graduate student F. William...
How to make ceramics that bend without breaking
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 4:57pm
New materials developed at MIT could lead to actuators on a chip and self-deploying medical devices. See the MIT News Office for the full story.

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