2018 Metal Arts Lecture now on YouTube

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:00am

In case you missed it, the 2018 Metal Arts Lecture is now up on YouTube!

Helen Shirk was the lecture speaker; she has worked with both jewelry and object formats, exploring a broad range of materials and innovative processes to express her ideas. Her style has slowly shifted from small...

Angela Belcher presenting at 17th Annual Summer Symposium

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:45pm

Angela Belcher is presenting on June 15, 2018 at MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, which is presenting its 17th annual Summer Symposium: Breakthrough Cancer Nanotechnologies. Nanomedicine is a converging field of study in biology and engineering where...

Professors Beach and Olivetti promoted

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:30pm

Headshot of Geoff Beach

Professor Geoffrey Beach is promoted to Full Professor effective July 1, 2018. Professor Beach earned a B.S...

Aluminum production could get much better for the environment

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 9:30am

You probably don’t think about aluminum very much. But you should. The ubiquitous metal is in airplanes, iPhones, and engine blocks made by General Motors, to name just a few uses. A 12-inch MacBook, for example, consists of over half a pound of aluminum. And since the late 19th century, the...

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...