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2018 Materials Day

Materials Day Symposium and Poster Session
October 10, 2018
Kresge Auditorium This year’s annual MIT MRL Materials Day Symposium will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Kresge Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The symposium will focus on imaging-…   more

2018 Glass Lab Holiday Sale

The MIT Glass Lab's 2018 Holiday Sale is on:
Monday, December 10 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and 
Tuesday, December 11 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
in Lobby 10: enter at 77 Massachusetts Ave, walk straight…   more

2018 MADMEC Results

Technology that uses light to clean water filtration systems in real time won the 2018 MADMEC competition on Oct. 9. The team that developed the system, Fiat Flux, received the…   more

MIT's 2018 Convocation

Yoel Fink spoke at the 2018 Convocation to welcome incoming first-year students at MIT. When Prof. Fink first arrived as a grad student from Jerusalem, where schools are typically fenced and gated, he was surprised at how open the campus is. He believes the openness is an important part…   more

Minds and Hands: The MIT Glass Lab

If you haven't seen it yet, there's still time to check out the MIT Glass Lab exhibition at the Sandwich Glass Museum. It runs August 15 through October 21, 2018! The exhibition includes Glass Lab students, instructors and alumni, as well as the MIT Glass Band, Virtual Glass and G3DP (…   more

MRL Joint Poster Session

As many of you know, the Materials Research Laboratory hosts a summer internship program that engages undergraduates from colleges and universities across the country in materials research at MIT for the summer. Similarly, a group of local science teachers and community college professors are on…   more

New Neural Implants developed by Prof. Cima

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…   more

Don Sadoway will Keynote The Battery Show 2018

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:…   more

2018 MADMEC Proposals

The MADMEC Proposal deadline for 2018 is swiftly approaching!! Get your proposals in before 5pm on May 31 to make sure you solidify your spot in the event! You can win cash prizes for placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.  Materials science can provide solutions for energy storage, building…   more

2018 Metal Arts Lecture now on YouTube

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…   more

Angela Belcher presenting at 17th Annual Summer Symposium

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…   more

xTalk with Peter Barendse & Kyle Keane

This xTalk will present a high-level overview from two MIT lecturers in DMSE about their newly-developed framework that combines MITx and Wolfram technologies to let faculty and instructors add creative and contextual computational educational components into their online and residential…   more

2018 Wulff Lecture: Mark Miodownik

21st-century materials science is now making possible a world where buildings harvest their own energy, bridges repair themselves, clothes increase life expectancy by monitoring health. But many alternative realities are possible, each driven by different cultural and economic forces. We could…   more

Science on Saturday: Materials with Magical Properties

Science on Saturday presents: Materials with Magical Properties
February 3, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Science on Saturday is a free, 60-minute presentation with fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer. Each Saturday morning program is open…   more

Glass Lab December Sale

Greetings! The MIT Glass Lab's 2017 Holiday Sale is: on  Monday, December 11 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
and  Tuesday, December 12 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
in  Lobby 10 (…   more

Hydrogel that extracts uranium from water wins MADMEC

An inexpensive hydrogel that can extract uranium from water to provide more fuel for nuclear power plants took home the grand prize from this year’s MADMEC competition on Oct. 10. A team of MIT materials science and engineering students, named A Salt Solution, won $10,000 for a prototype…   more

2017 Energy Night

Now in its 11th year, Energy Night showcases the most exciting energy research, education, and entrepreneurship at MIT.  This year's event will showcase a myriad of interactive poster presentations from every energy affiliated department at MIT as well as early stage start-ups based on MIT…   more

NEW.Mech 2017

NEW.Mech is a one-day workshop that aims to bring together the New England Mechanics community with an interest in exploring new directions in the mechanics of materials and structures, and to provide an opportunity to share the latest…   more

Materials Day Symposium 2017

Hosted annually by our friends at MPC, Materials Day includes a topical symposium followed by a student poster session. This year the symposium will be broad in scope and will involve primarily speakers from MIT. The theme will be Frontiers in Materials Research. Presentations will be given by speakers who represent MIT’s new generation of leaders in material research.   more

3.042 Final Presentations

All are invited to the 3.042 final presentations, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2 pm in the Chipman Room (6-104). 3.042 is “Materials Project Laboratory,” which serves as the capstone design course in the course 3 curriculum. There are four teams this semester, presenting at the following…   more