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A musical life: Carlos Prieto ’59 in conversation and concert

World-renowned cellist Carlos Prieto ’59 returned to campus for an event to perform and to discuss his new memoir, “Mi Vida Musical.” At the April 9 event…

Power when the sun doesn’t shine

In 2016, at the huge Houston energy conference CERAWeek, MIT materials scientist Yet-Ming Chiang found himself talking to a Tesla executive about a thorny problem: how to store…

Alumni reconnect with DMSE in the forge

With new educational programming through the FORGE Initiative, DMSE is ensuring that members of the community can continue learning from the department even after they’ve graduated. The alumni…

To DMSE alum, energy transition doesn’t stop with electricity

At this point in time, there’s no longer a need to ask why scientists and engineers are working to mitigate climate change, said William Woodford, CTO of startup…

DMSE alums share insights on building a clean tech startup

Two DMSE alums, co-founders of Woburn-based startup Phoenix Tailings, visited campus earlier this month to give current students and postdocs a glimpse into the sometimes heady, often grungy…

2020 and 2021 DMSE grads return for ceremony and celebration

In March 2020, just as MIT announced it would shut down, sending students off campus in an effort to slow the spread of covid-19, Professor Jeffrey Grossman gathered…

How to get what you need from your PhD or postdoc supervisor

Suhas Eswarappa Prameela, a postdoctoral fellow in DMSE, talks with Science about how to cultivate a nurturing relationship with a PhD advisor. Ultimately, it boils down to “helping your advisor…

Alumni return to MIT to give real-life guidance

Last month, DMSE’s Mechanics of Materials became Mechanics of Real Life. The class, 3.013, taught by Professor Cem Tasan, hosted an alumni career panel, with DMSE alums detailing ways…

FORGE holds its first out-of-state event

SAN FRANCISCO – At the heart of FORGE, DMSE’s program for alumni relations and professional development, is making connecting among students, past and present, wherever they live, work, and play. So…