News: Faculty

Built to Peck

Lorna Gibson’s twin passions for birding and innovative instruction have generated a “first” for MITx: an eight-part, short-form video series designed for public viewing. “I’ve long wanted to do a project on how birds work from an engineering perspective,” says Gibson, a…   more

Promotions to Assoc. Prof

Professors Polina Anikeeva and JJ Hu are promoted to Associate Professors! Congratulations!  …   more

Self-Stacking Nanogrids

Members of DMSE have discovered a way to stack block-copolymer layers into neatly…   more

Remote Neural Stimulation

Professor Paulina Anikeeva utilizes the power of magnets to fire neurons remotely, without having…   more

Rediscovering Fundamental Innovation

“People imagine that technology research is a linear process that moves from stage to stage, but we found that’s not really what happens,” says Fitzgerald. “It’s…   more

New Faculty

Three new faculty members have joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. We're excited to see them flourish and grow as professionals helping teach the next generation of materials scientists! Please join us in welcoming our newest faculty…   more

Newly tenured DMSE faculty

Please congratulate the two DMSE faculty who have been awarded tenure this year: Alfredo Alexander-Katz, the Walter Henry Gale (1929) Career Development Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research combines theory and simulations to develop a deep…   more

Bendable glass devices

A special class of glass materials known as chalcogenide glasses holds promise for speeding integration of photonic and electronic devices with functions as diverse as data transfer and chemical sensing. Juejun "JJ" Hu, the Merton C. Flemings Assistant Professor in Materials Science and…   more

New faculty

Please welcome our newest faculty members: Juejun (JJ) Hu joined the faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in January 2015 as an assistant professor and as the Merton C. Flemings Career Development Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.…   more

Faculty openings in DMSE

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) seeks candidates for two open tenure-track faculty positions to begin July 2015 or thereafter. Appointments would be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible…   more

Faculty Promotions announced

  Profs. Alfredo Alexander-Katz and Geoff Beach will both be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor as of July 1, 2013. Please congratulate Alfredo and Geoff.  The levels of research, teaching, and service excellence needed to reach this milestone are significant, and their…   more