News: Faculty

Glowing tumors light a path to cancer treatment

A new mechanism developed by Professor Angela Belcher and her team of others offers improved ovarian cancer detection and removal.  "A team at MIT, headed by Professor Angela Belcher at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, had been targeting a variety of cancers that pose…   more

Bioelectronics Innovation Prize

Professor Polina Anikeeva is part of a team of researchers who were recently awarded a $1M bioelectronics innovation prize for their endeavors to produce an implantable wireless…   more

Professor Harry Tuller Promoted to Senior Member of IEEE

On behalf of the DMSE community, a huge congratulations to Professor Harry L. Tuller who was recently elevated to Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)! IEEE has said that "Senior Member is the highest professional…   more

Promotions: New Senior Lecturers

Congratulations to Mike Tarkanian, Geetha Berera, and Meri Treska on their promotions to Senior Lecturers! Their dedication to excellence in teaching has propelled them above and beyond, and their new titles are well-deserved. We know they will all continue pushing their students to be the best…   more

New method snips complex fibers into uniform particles

  "An interdisciplinary team of researchers enabled by the National Science Foundation-funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) program has developed a way to break fibers or sheets of material into many tiny, almost perfectly uniform segments or strips. The…   more

The MPC and CMSE have new summer interns

"MIT is very fortunate to have this very talented group of students with us, and the faculty all hope that one of them will work with their group," says Carl V. Thompson, director of the Materials Processing Center and Stavros Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.…   more

New concept turns battery technology upside-down

"A new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass, could offer great advantages due to the system’s low cost and the simplicity of its design and operation, says a team of MIT researchers who have made a…   more

Boosting Power at the Substrate

Jurgen Michek, Senior Research Associate at the Materials Processing Center, is working on improving photonic and solar cells materials and devices through inventing a new kind of semiconductor chip utilizing germanium.  …   more

MITEI awards nine Seed Fund grants for early-stage energy research

Prof Sadoway was awarded for his project Aluminum Polymer Battery for Automobile Propulsion, and Prof Yildiz for her work in the project Design of Meta-Oxide Surfaces for Fast Oxygen Exchange in Fuel Cells, Synthetic Fuel Production and Separation Membranes.  …   more

ACerS Award

Prof. Harry Tuller has been elected Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society. This distinction is the Society’s most prestigious level of membership and is awarded in recognition of a member’s contribution to the ceramics profession. The Constitution of the…   more

Gene Fitzgerald Cornell Alum honor

The Cornell Department of Materials Science and Engineering has honored Gene Fitzgerald with the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2016, "in recognition of [his…   more

Collier Medal- Yoel Fink, 2016

  The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is thrilled to congratulate Dr. Yoel Fink for earning the Collier Medal! Collier Medal  In honor of Sean Collier's model citizenship that far transcended his work, the Collier Medal will be given to an…   more

Faculty Forum Online: Professor Donald Sadoway

In this installment of the Alumni Association's Faculty Forum Online, Professor Donald Sadoway sits in to talk about his electrochemical energy storage research, learning through teaching at MIT, and answers many…   more

Carbon nanotubes improve metal’s longevity under radiation

One of the main reasons for limiting the operating lifetimes of nuclear reactors is that metals exposed to the strong radiation environment near the reactor core become porous and brittle, which can lead to cracking and failure. Now, a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere has found that, at least in some reactors, adding a tiny quantity of carbon nanotubes to the metal can dramatically slow this breakdown process.   more

Engineering a spinal cord repair kit

Professor Polina Anikeeva has been developing multifunctional fibers for some time now, serving to access the brain and other parts of the body as non-invasively as…   more