Jennifer Rupp wins international electrochemistry prize

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

Jennifer L. M. Rupp, who holds joint appointments at MIT as an assistant professor in the departments of Materials Science and...

Can computers help us synthesize new materials?

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:15pm

Last month, three MIT materials scientists and their colleagues published a paper describing a new artificial-intelligence system that can...

New technique allows rapid screening for new types of solar cells

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:15am

The worldwide quest by researchers to find better, more efficient materials for tomorrow’s solar panels is usually slow and painstaking. Researchers typically must produce lab samples — which are often composed of multiple layers of different materials bonded together — for extensive testing....

Capturing the properties of very hot compounds

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

The thermodynamic properties of compounds such as aluminum oxide, which are known as refractory materials because they melt at temperatures above 2,000 degrees Celsius (3,632 Fahrenheit), have been difficult to study because few vessels can withstand the heat to contain them, and those that do...

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:45am

The School of Engineering has announced the addition of 16 new faculty members to its departments, institutes, labs, and centers during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. With research and teaching activities ranging from personalization in the microbiome to the application of machine...

Glass Lab December Sale

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:00am


The MIT Glass Lab's 2017 Holiday Sale is:

on  Monday, December 11 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
and  Tuesday, December 12 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
in  Lobby 10 (...

DMSE Senior awarded 2018 Schwarzman Scholarship

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 11:15am

DMSE Senior Katheryn "Kate" Scott was selected as a Schwarzman Scholar and will begin postgraduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing next fall.

Schwarzman Scholars are chosen based on demonstrated leadership qualities and potential to bridge and understand cultural and political...

MIT's AIM Photonics Academy looks to expand

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:45pm

MIT’s AIM Photonics Academy helped organize a gathering of more than 60 people at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, earlier this month to explore opportunities in integrated...

How to get sprayed metal coatings to stick

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00am

When bonding two pieces of metal, either the metals must melt a bit where they meet or some molten metal must be introduced between the pieces. A solid bond then forms when the metal solidifies again. But researchers at MIT have found that in some situations, melting can actually inhibit metal...

Dorothy Hosler elected 2017 AAAS Fellow

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:15am

Dorothy Hosler is  Professor of Archaeology and Ancient Technology in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering....