Professors Belcher and Shao-Horn became members of the National Academy of Engineering

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:15pm

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 83 new members and 16 foreign members, announced NAE President C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., today.  This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,293 and the number of foreign members to 262.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is...

J-WEL grant award announcement and call for proposals in education innovation

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) is a new MIT initiative that promotes excellence and transformation in global education through three collaboratives: pre-K-12 (pK-12), Higher...

Jennifer Rupp: Engineering ceramics for renewable energy and information applications

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:45pm

Ensuring that her research contributes to society’s well-being is a major driving force for Jennifer Rupp. “Even if my work is fundamental, I want to think about how it can be useful for society,” says Rupp, the Thomas Lord Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Assistant...

Polina Anikeeva awarded 2018 Vilcek Prize

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 11:00am

Polina Anikeeva has been awarded a 2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Awarded annually by the Vilcek Foundation, the $50,000 prizes recognize younger immigrants who have demonstrated exceptional promise early in their careers.


Ultrathin needle can deliver drugs directly to the brain

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:30am

MIT researchers have devised a miniaturized system that can deliver tiny quantities of medicine to brain regions as small as 1 cubic millimeter. This type of targeted dosing could make it possible to treat diseases that affect very specific brain circuits, without interfering with the normal...

A new approach to rechargeable batteries

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:45am

A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers at MIT. The battery, based on electrodes made of sodium and nickel chloride and using a new type of metal mesh membrane, could be used...

Engineers design artificial synapse for “brain-on-a-chip” hardware

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:15am

Researchers in the emerging field of “neuromorphic computing” have attempted to design computer chips that work like the human brain. Instead of carrying out computations based on binary, on/off signaling, like digital chips do today, the elements of a “brain on a chip” would work in an analog...

Science on Saturday: Materials with Magical Properties

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:15am

Science on Saturday presents: Materials with Magical Properties
February 3, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm

Science on Saturday is a free, 60-minute presentation with fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer. Each Saturday morning program is open...

The best way of looking at the brain is from within

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 9:45am

Members of Polina Anikeeva’s lab are trying to build devices that match the physical properties of neural tissue. “It is problematic to have something with the elastic properties of a knife inside something with the elastic properties of a chocolate pudding.”


2018 Festival of Learning

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:30pm

Please join us for the second annual ...