News: Grad students

DMSE Student Binghong Han wins award for Outstanding Students Abroad

This year, Binghong Han, one of the DMSE graduate students under Yang Shao-Horn, was awarded the Chinese Government Award for Oustanding Students Abroad for his research in reaction and degradation mechanisms for oxygen electrochemical processes in fuel cells and batteries. …   more

GMC Alumni Talk

Dear DMSE grads, We would like to invite you to an upcoming meeting hosted by the GMC Alumni committee!  Our speaker is a former DMSE student—Dr. Robert J. Barsotti (Bob).  Bob will be talking about some of the work he has been doing after graduation, followed by a Q&A session.  The…   more

MRS Fall Meeting Awards

Congratulations to Scott Grindy of the Holten-Andersen Group, Kelsey Stoerzinger of the Shao-Horn Group, and Ritchie Chen of the Anikeeva Group! They were recently awarded MRS Silver Graduate Student Awards for their presentations at the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. The MRS Graduate…   more

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

MADMEC Design Challenge 1

MADMEC Design Challenge 1 took place June 25 in the LEM (4-131B).  The teams were tasked with designing and 3D printing a whistle/instrument to make tones, given a fixed air pressure and flow. The winner of the challenge was the team with the highest dB tone, divided by the square root of…   more

MRS Medal recipients announced

At the 2015 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, two DMSE grad students were honored; Neelkanth Bardhan received the MRS Gold Graduate Student Award for a presentation on "Biologically-Templated Nanomolecular Probes for High-Resolution in vivo Sensing and Detection," and Priyank Kumar was…   more

Water Night

CALL FOR POSTERS - The 3nd Annual MIT Water Night The MIT Water Club invites all MIT affiliates to present their research posters at Water Night 2015. This flagship research showcase aims to provide a friendly and exciting venue for individuals and research groups at MIT…   more

MIT Polymer Day 2015

Invitation to MIT Polymer Day 2015 Students and post-docs are invited to the upcoming 2015 MIT Polymer Day Symposium! This forum will showcase the wide variety of polymer-related research in MIT…   more

Three from DMSE named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Each year, Forbes magazine compiles lists of 30 young innovators under 30 years of age, in 20 different fields. We are incredibly proud that three of our recent alumni are included in this year's lists. …   more

IAP 2015 listing now available

IAP offerings are always diverse — in 2015, there will be opportunities to learn  Adventures in Scanning Electron Microscopy  ENAMELING COURSE  Engaging Our Future Scientists  Hands-on Introduction to Atomistic Simulations  How Different Software…   more

MIT remembers Sean Collier

As the anniversaries of the Boston Marathon bombings and the tragic death of Officer Sean Collier approach, MIT is taking time to remember. A team of MIT faculty, students, staff, and alums will be running the Marathon to raise money for the Collier Fund.  Runners from the DMSE community include…   more

Polymer Day winners

Our friends at PPST sponsored a great Polymer Day yesterday! Many thanks to them for all their hard work. 2014 Polymer Day Poster Contest WINNERS: GRAND PRIZE: Dr. Eilaf Ahmed (Swager Group/Chemistry) Photonic Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles for…   more

Medallion casting

Each year, DMSE gives its graduating students (grad and undergrads) a cast bronze medallion of the MIT seal. These medallions are entirely prepared, cast and finished by students in the DMSE Foundry (8-014) using the lost wax/investment casting process. All are welcome to help. We'll…   more

US News and World Report rankings released

MIT and DMSE are again ranked first by the annual US News and World Report ranking of graduate programs.  MIT is first for Engineering, and DMSE is first for materials science.  See the full list of materials…   more

MIT ACCESS program accepting applications

The mission of the ACCESS program is to increase the diversity of qualified applicants to PhD programs in chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science throughout the United States. ACCESS is a weekend of educational and informative events that will introduce talented sophomores,…   more