Jeremy Poindexter, a graduate student in DMSE, recently published a piece titled "Making a pledge for the climate with our careers" in The Tech.
New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 9:45am
Sometimes things that are technically defects, such as imperfections in a material’s crystal lattice, can actually produce changes in properties that open up new kinds of useful applications.
The Engine announces investments in first group of startups
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:45am
The Engine, founded last year by MIT, today announced investments in its first group of seven startups that are developing innovations poised for transformative impact on aerospace, renewable energy, synthetic biology, medicine, and other sectors.
Materials Day Symposium 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:15am
Materials Day Symposium, 2017
October 11, 2017
8am - 6pm
Where: Kresge Auditorium (W16) and Stratton Student Center (W20)
Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:30am
Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three times as much power for a given weight as today’s leading technology, lithium-ion batteries.
Study suggests route to improving rechargeable lithium batteries
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:45am
Most of today’s lithium-ion batteries, which power everything from cars to phones, use a liquid as the electrolyte between two electrodes.
3 Questions: Angela Belcher and Kristala Prather on the promise of energy bioscience
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:45am
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) continues to develop and expand its eight Low-Carbon Energy Centers, which facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among MIT researchers, industry, and government to advance research in technology areas critical to addressing climate change.
Taking Materials to Extremes
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:00am
Lithium-air batteries are the Holy Grail in the worldwide quest for better batteries, because they can store energy at very high densities, at least in theory. On the downside, they suffer from high losses in energy conversion and other drawbacks.
MIT researchers have developed a liquid thermoelectric device with a molten compound of tin and sulfur that can efficiently convert waste heat to electricity, opening the way to affordably transforming waste heat to power at high temperatures.
How some battery materials expand without cracking
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:30am
A new paper from Yet-Ming Chiang in Nano Letters describes for the first time what happens in rechargeable lithium-ion and other battery electrodes when they expand and contract as the lithium ions move in and out during charging and discharging.