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MADMEC 2015 winners

Biomimicry — known as “innovation inspired by nature” — has led to the invention of bullet trains, vaccines, adhesives, and light bulbs, among other things. Add to that list the winning invention of last night’s MADMEC competition: Influenced by the anti-reflective wings of the glasswing…   more

MIT hosts science communicators

MIT will be the hub of the universe for science writers this October; the conference to be hosted by MIT-SHASS and the Knight Science Journalism fellowship program is the largest annual gathering of science communicators in the U.S.  Attendees will hear from and meet with many MIT faculty,…   more

MADMEC teams competing in MIT Clean Energy Prize

Update: Congratulations to CoolFlux who won their division. More details as we have them. Both Coolflux (formerly Coolcrete) and AquaFresco from MADMEC 2014 are Grand Finalists in this year's MIT Clean Energy Prize! This means that they are in the final 6 teams of a 21-team…   more

MADMEC 2015 kick-off event

Please join us Tuesday April 21st at noon in the Chipman Room (6-104) for the 9th Annual MADMEC Kickoff.  …   more

MADMEC semi-finals

Materials Science Solutions for Sustainability All are invited to the Chipman Room, 6-104, at 5:00 on Wednesday, August 21. This year's MADMEC teams will present their work so far and show their prototypes. MADMEC is a competition, in which students use materials science to…   more

MADMEC Design Challenge 2

July 22, 3:00, Killian Court The teams have been given 1 sheet of balsa wood 6"x36"x1/8", 1 sheet 6"x36"x1/4", 2 sheets of 80 grit sandpaper, and 2 sheets of 180 grit sandpaper. Using these materials and no others, they must design and cut a flying vehicle using the laser cutter as…   more

Art exhibit in LEM

In a first for DMSE, we are hosting a piece of sculpture in one of our labs.    Using simple found materials, Pica creates festive sculptures and installations…   more

Polymer Day, March 6

Our friends in PPST are putting together a great event, Polymer Day 2013.  This forum will showcase polymer research at MIT. To learn more or to register, see the PPST website.   more

Dr. Eric Toone, Hoyt C. Hottel Lecturer, Nov. 30

The DMSE community is invited to this lecture.   MIT Chemical Engineering Department Seminar Series Presents: 2012 HOYT C. HOTTEL LECTURE Emerging technologies and the future of energy production Dr. Eric Toone…   more

Special Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, Nov. 29

The DMSE community is invited to this Special Condensed Matter Physics Seminar.   Quasicrystals: structure and dynamics
Marc de Boissieu, CNRS, Grenoble Date:  Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time:  2:00 PM
Location:  Duboc Seminar Room (4-331) The…   more

Dr. John W. Cahn to give W. David Kingery Memorial Lecture

We are proud and excited to welcome Dr. John W. Cahn to DMSE on Nov. 9 when he will give the W. David Kingery Lecture.  Dr. Cahn is an expert on thermodynamics and an influential thinker in the field of materials science and engineering and in related disciplines.  Over the course of his career…   more

Future of Light Symposium, at BU, November 29

The MIT engineering community is invited to this annual event. The Boston University Photonics Center will hold the 16th Annual Future of Light Symposium on Thursday, November 29. This year’s symposium, chaired by Professor David Bishop, will explore novel applications of photonics and…   more

Prof. Belcher to participate in Science Café

On Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Cary Memorial Library will become the first public library in Massachusetts to introduce the concept of Science Cafés. Science Café events bring local scientists face-to-face with the general public, for a lively and interactive scientific discussion, which…   more

FAPESP WEEK 2012 – 50 Years of Science in Brazil and Challenges Ahead

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invite you to the workshop FAPESP WEEK 2012 – 50 Years of Science in Brazil and Challenges Ahead …   more

Materials Day, 2012

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, the Materials Processing Center will host the Materials Day 2012 Symposium & Research Review Poster Session.  The theme and focus of this year?s symposium is: Materials for Energy Harvesting. …   more