MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Designing zeolites, porous materials made to trap molecules
Rafael Gómez-Bombarelli and collaborators demonstrated a new approach to making porous materials called zeolites for specific uses, including cleaning up exhaust gases from trucks.
Team IDs simple way to increase lifetimes of fuel cells
Devices made of solid-metal oxides are promising because they’re low-cost and efficient. But they degrade over time. Now, work by Harry Tuller’s lab solves that decades-old problem.
Scientists propose novel way to speed up light-activated drug discovery
Light can enable treatments for diabetes, cancer, and more. But finding the right molecules is tough and costly. A new study could be key in changing that.
DMSE’s tenured engineers of 2022
James LeBeau, Robert Macfarlane, and Cem Tasan will give talks describing the long road to tenure at MIT.
A new concept for low-cost batteries
Made from inexpensive, abundant materials, an aluminum-sulfur battery could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources.
Teachers make Frankensteel during Materials Camp at MIT
Experiments can be recreated in their high school labs.
Harry Tuller honored for career-advancing solid-state chemistry and electrochemistry
The materials scientist’s research involves the movement of electric charges through solids, which could lead to better-performing fuel cells and batteries.
Large MIT presence at international conference on solid state ionics
Field involving movement of charged atoms through materials has many applications, from lithium batteries to environmental sensors.
New research center focused on brain-body relationship
Polina Anikeeva will direct the K. Lisa Yang Brain-Body Center to investigate the brain’s complex link with other body systems.
Sadoway wins European Inventor Award for liquid metal batteries
Work could enable long-term storage of renewable energy.
2020 and 2021 DMSE grads return for ceremony and celebration
Their commencement exercises forced online because of the pandemic, alumni join their peers at MIT for in-person festivities.
Ancient African smelting technique sparks anew at MIT
Building and working a clay-and-grass furnace, teachers and students learn more than how to turn ore into metal.
Building better batteries, faster
PhD student Pablo Leon uses machine learning to expedite research on novel battery materials, while helping newer students navigate graduate school.
Class brings together aesthetics and computation
Professor Yoel Fink’s 3.173 (Computing Fabrics) prepares students to make textiles smarter and more responsive.
MIT's materials research facilities
Some 30 sophisticated tools and six research specialists support a variety of experiments across 16 departments.