News: Faculty

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

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