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Sadoway and Ambri get a Shout Out during MIT Energy Conference

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:30am

Professor Donald Sadoway and his company Ambri are working on finding solutions to energy storage in order to improve renewable energy production services. In this MIT News article, they received a shout-out for their contributions to the field. 

"One promising new entry in that sector is...

DMSE Ranked #1 for 2016

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:00am

DMSE is honored and humbled to have been ranked #1 by QS World University Rankings for 2016. This would not be possible without our faculty, teaching staff, students, or postdocs, who all contribute...

Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:30am

"The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever invented. The lack of glamour is especially conspicuous on the lower floors of MIT’s materials science department, where one lab devoted to building and testing the next world-changing energy storage device could easily be mistaken...

Ming Dao elected a Fellow of ASME

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 12:45pm

Congratulations to Dr. Ming Dao for being elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers! 

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward...

Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

"For the first time ever, a single flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair has successfully delivered a combination of optical, electrical, and chemical signals back and forth into the brain, putting into practice an idea first proposed two years ago. With some tweaking to further improve its...

KIST-MIT Team Uses Spin Waves to Achieve the World's First Non-Electrical Memory

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:45am

Professor Geoffrey Beach was involved in new research regarding non-electrical memory.

"An international research team has discovered the key to unlocking “non-electrical” memory, moving us beyond the realm of ultra-low power memory for the very first time." - Business Wire

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Toward all-solid lithium batteries

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:30pm

"Most batteries are composed of two solid, electrochemically active layers called electrodes, separated by a polymer membrane infused with a liquid or gel electrolyte. But recent research has explored the possibility of all-solid-state batteries, in which the liquid (and potentially flammable)...

Professor Chiang Named Innovation All-Star by Boston Business Journal

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:30pm

Professor Yet-Ming Chiang was named a 2017 Innovation All-Star in the energy category by the Boston Business Journal for his outstanding contributions to the field, particularly his research on design, synthesis, and characterization of advanced inorganic materials for lithium ion batteries. ...

Architected ceramics

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 11:30am

MIT and Professor Lorna Gibson collaborated with two Engineering departments at Harvard University to develop a new method to 3D-print materials with significant absorbency using a ceramic foam ink.

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Shao-Horn publishes in Journal of Physical Chemistry

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

"Scientists and producers usually face a problem to elaborate batteries of new types: lighter but at the same time more powerful and with higher energy storage capacity. One of the possible ways to do that is to replace modern lithium-ion batteries by so called lithium-air batteries. Such...