Shao-Horn wins 2018 RSC Faraday Medal

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 4:00pm

Yang Shao-Horn is W.M. Keck Professor of Energy at MIT and the first female winner of this prestigious medal. Her research is centered on exploiting chemical/materials physics and physical/materials chemistry principles at interface and in bulk to design materials/processes and control the...

Belcher a finalist in 2018 Xconomy Awards

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:15am

From artificial intelligence (A.I.) to materials science, this year’s Xconomy Awards finalists in the Innovation at the Intersection category are...

NORA extends program another 5 years

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:45am


At a conference marking its 5-year anniversary, the North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials (NORA) recently announced a five-year extension of the collaboration, which Lorna Gibson has been instrumental in for her research on structural materials.

"In recent...

Cima part of team that developed new, more accurate neural implants

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:30am

New technologies such as optogenetics have allowed us to identify similar microstructures in the brain. However, these techniques rely on liquid infusions into the brain, which prepare the regions to be studied to respond to light. These infusions are done with large needles, which do not have...

DMSE Faculty host summer undergraduate researchers

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:00am

From simulating the physics of spinning magnetic particles to fabricating new materials for infrared chemical sensing, MIT Materials Research Laboratory summer researchers will challenge themselves to learn new skills and develop new scientific insights.

A diverse group of top-performing...

Yet-Ming Chiang co-authors paper warning we aren't doing enough to reduce emissions

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:45am

Yet-Ming Chiang co-authored a new paper in Science that offers a stark reminder that there are still huge parts of the global energy system where we simply don’t have affordable ways of halting greenhouse-gas emissions.

Air travel, long-distance transportation and shipping, steel and...

Jeehwan Kim is developing software that links to hardware to create intelligent devices

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:15am

Kim and others at MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering are in the process of developing new software that links up to hardware to create intelligent devices. Currently, most neural networks have been developed using the Von Neumann computing method and have been software-based. Kim has...

Carl Thompson is profiled on MIT News

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:15am

Carl Thompson, the Stavros Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, is the co-director of the newly organized Materials Research Laboratory at MIT. MRL is the combination of MIT's long-established Materials Processing Center with the Center for Materials Science and Engineering...

Christine Ortiz receives 2018 J-WEL Grant

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:00am

Christine Ortiz received a 2018 J-WEL grant for her project "Advancing Socially-Directed STEM Education" which will focus on the development of course materials for the MIT fall term class 3.087 Materials, Societal Impact, and Social Innovation. The materials will not only be applied within MIT...

Don Sadoway will Keynote The Battery Show 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:30am

The Battery Show, North America's largest advanced battery technology event, has announced that Don Sadoway will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2018 event, where he will discuss his groundbreaking work on the liquid metal battery.

About Dr. Donald R. Sadoway: