Emma Vargo receives Henry Ford II Scholarship

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:30am

Emma Vargo was the recipient of the 2018 Henry Ford II Scholarship. Established by a grant from the Ford Motor Company in 1977, the Henry Ford II Scholarship is awarded annually, honoring an undergraduate who, at the end of their third year of study at MIT, has achieved the highest academic...

From DMSE to Japan: Mina Blume's transition

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:45am

Mina Blume, a recent MIT graduate of MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE), translates her MIT International Science & Technology Initiatives (MISTI) introduction of Japan into a space-program research project.


2018 Senior Thesis Symposium

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:30pm


2 DMSE Students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa for 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 12:45pm

The Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa voted to invite 76 members of the Class of 2018 to membership in the Society in recognition of their excellent academic records and commitment to the objectives of a liberal education. Among those invited were two DMSE students: Amelia Paine and Emma Vargo....

Celebrating great mentorship for graduate students

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:45pm

In recent years, a growing body of research has highlighted the importance of advising and...

Improving mid-infrared imaging and sensing

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:00am

A new way of taking images in the mid-infrared part of the spectrum, developed by researchers at MIT and elsewhere, could enable a wide variety of applications, including thermal imaging, biomedical sensing, and free-space communication.

The mid-infrared (mid-IR) band of electromagnetic...

New grant provided to Tara Fadenrecht

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 4:00pm

The 2018 Alumni Class Funds Review Committee has agreed to support Tara Fadenrecht's proposed project “Casting a New Tradition.” The Committee saw this class as a good way to integrate the material world with an appreciation of historical artistic expression. It also looked favorably on...

Several DMSE staff members win significant awards for Spring 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

Kyle Keane won the James N. Murphy Award. This Award was established in memory of James N. Murphy for his immeasurable contribution to community life at the Institute.

Rachel Kemper received the  2018 Ellen J. Mandigo Award for her outstanding sustained service to DMSE. 

Kyle Keane...

Cem Tasan consulted over plane engine failure

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 3:45pm

After a frightening ordeal involving an engine failure on a Southwest airplane, people are turning to materials scientists like Cem Tasan for answers and solutions. Professor Tasan recommends a regimen of testing devices and materials to ensure they don't fail when it matters most. 


DMSE will join NEET in 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 3:30pm

The beginning of academic year 2017 marked the start of a new program called the New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) which provides interdepartmental courses for students interested in combining disciplines that may not have formalized crossovers available in the curriculum.