News: Faculty

Artificial muscles made from contracting fibers

MIT researchers, including professors Polina Anikeeva, Yoel Fink, and Cem Tasan, have developed a new fiber-based system that could be used as artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs, or other mechanical and biomedical applications.   more

James D. Livingston, 1930-2019

DMSE is very sorry to share the sad news of the death of Dr. Jim Livingston, long-time friend and colleague, and his wife, Dr. Sherry Penney. They both made incredible contributions to education, research in their fields, and to the communities around them.   more

A new way to provide cooling without power

MIT researchers have devised a new way of providing cooling on a hot sunny day, using inexpensive materials and requiring no fossil fuel-generated power. The passive system, which could be used to supplement other cooling systems to preserve food and medications in hot, off-grid locations, is essentially a high-tech version of a parasol.   more