|Desalination with Graphene
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 10:38am
The MIT homepage spotlights David Cohen-Tanugi and his research on desalination. See the full story from the News Office.
|Patrick A. Kearney, 1932–2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 2:23pm
Patrick A. Kearney, who joined MIT in 1960 and held a number of staff positions before becoming a technical instructor in the Course III undergraduate core, died on June 9. He was 81. Pat first...
|Professor Angela Belcher wins the Lemelson-MIT Prize
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 12:10pm
Professor Angela Belcher has been named the recipient of the Lemeslon-MIT Prize. Congratulations, Professor Belcher! Read more about Professor Belcher's research, and the Lemelson-MIT prize here.
|An electrical switch for magnetism
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 5:34pm
Researchers at MIT have developed a new way of controlling the motion of magnetic domains — the key technology in magnetic memory systems, such as a computer’s hard disk. The new approach requires...
|De-icing windshields, new materials science applications
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 5:32pm
The Boston Globe writes about a new collaboration between Prof. Jeff Grossman and BMW: The engineers in Jeffrey Grossman’s MIT laboratory are working on creating a solar thermal fuel—a fuel...
|New observations of semiconductor properties
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 4:24pm
A significant controversy surrounds the reason for the high-intensity light output from a leading LED semiconductor material, indium gallium nitride (InGaN): Researchers have been split on whether or...
|New finding in research in quantum-dot solar cells
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 4:18pm
MIT team finds that the ratio of component atoms in quantum-dot solar cells is vital to performance. See the MIT News Office for the story.
|Study on carbon footprint of shoe industry
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 4:15pm
A typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to keeping a 100-watt light bulb on for one week, according to a new MIT-led lifecycle assessment. But what...
|3.042 Presentations, May 14
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 4:13pm
Please join us for 3.042 Final Presentations, Tuesday, May 14, Chipman Room 6-104, 2:00. 3.042 is “Materials Project Laboratory” — the capstone design class for Course 3 juniors and seniors. ...
|Observing real-time charging of lithium-air batteries
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:55am
A team of researchers including Professor Carl Thompson, Professor Yang Shao-Horn, and Robert Mitchell PhD have used transmission electron microscope imaging to reveal what happens during chariung of...
|Cleaner, Cheaper Steel Production
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:06pm
Steelmaking, a major emitter of climate-altering gases, could be transformed by a new process developed by Professors Sadoway and Allanore. See the News Office for the full story.
|DOE Early Career Awards Announced
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:00pm
Professor Alfredo Alexander-Katz is among the five MIT recipients of the 2013 Early Career Award of the Office of Science of the Department of Energy (DOE). The MIT News Office has more information.
|Blacksmithing at MIT
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 4:46pm
Blacksmithing has been a part of Course III activities since MIT began; the MIT Alumni Association interviews Mike Tarkanian about how blacksmithing is incorporated into the Course III undergrad...
|edX continues to add new subjects
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 5:19pm
The MIT News Office covers the latest additions to MITx; in the article, Professor Cima explains how 3.091x has influenced his classroom teaching.
|Materials Genome Project continues to grow
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 2:51pm
In 2006, Professor Gerd Ceder began the Materials Genome Project— which is now has tens of thousands of compounds in a database used by more than 3000 researchers. See the Boston Sunday Globe for a...
|Course III Senior Thesis Symposium
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 3:31pm
Course 3 Senior Thesis Symposium: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Chipman Room, 6-104, 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM # Student Name Thesis/Internship Advisor Thesis Title...
|MPC spotlight article on Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 10:24am
Inspired by nature: Mussel fibers lead Holten-Andersen to create polymer gels with strong, but reversible, metal coordination bonds A sudden inspiration led then Ph.D.-student Niels Holten-...
|Superlattice structure may improve fuel cells
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:41am
Research at MIT has shown that a superlattice structure could give a huge boost to oxygen reaction in fuel cells, increasing their power potential. See the MIT News Office to learn more about this...
|MIT team examines effect of exercise on arthritis
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 11:35am
MIT engineers find that in the earliest stages of arthritis, high-impact exercise may worsen cartilage damage. See the MIT News Office for the full story.
|Awards Convocation, April 25
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 3:13pm
MIT holds its annual Awards Convocation on April 25, at which at least three members of the DMSE community are recognized: Professor Sam Allen received the Arthur C. Smith Award for meaningful...
|Nanowires and Nanotubes
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 4:17pm
Professor Silvija Gradečak and her colleagues are finding new uses for nanubes and nanowires, including use in energy, electronics, optics, and other fields. See the MIT News Office for the full...
|Professor Frederick J. McGarry, 1927-2013
Monday, April 1, 2013 - 2:45pm
Frederick McGarry, Professor Emeritus of Polymer Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) and the Department of Civil Engineering, died March 27, 2013 after a long...
|Wulff Lecture, April 9, Prof. Jennifer A. Lewis
Friday, March 29, 2013 - 11:28am
Image by HO YIN AU—THE TECH Professor Jennifer A. Lewis ’91, an MIT alumna currently doing research at Harvard, presented this spring’s Wulff Lecture, “Printing Functional Materials.” Her...
|Solar-cell design using nano wires
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 4:46pm
Professor Silvija Gradečak is part of a team of MIT researchers who are working to improve efficiency of quantum-dot photovoltaic system by adding a forest of nanowires. Learn more from the MIT News...
|US News and World Report rankings released
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 11:27am
DMSE's graduate program is again ranked first in the nation by US News and World Report, along with six other departments in MIT's School of Engineering. For further details on MIT's rankings, see...