News: Honors

2018 Materials Day Winners

MIT Materials Day Poster Session winners are [left to right] graduate students Vera Schroeder, Rachel C. Kurchin, Gerald J. Wang and Philipp Simons, and Postdoctoral Associate Mikhail Y. Shalaginov. Sixty students and postdocs presented their posters in La Sala de Puerto on Wednesday, Oct. 10,…   more

2018 MADMEC Results

Technology that uses light to clean water filtration systems in real time won the 2018 MADMEC competition on Oct. 9. The team that developed the system, Fiat Flux, received the…   more

Klavs Jensen Selected as AIChE's Prausnitz Institute Lecturer for 2018

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has named its John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer for 2018: Klavs F. Jensen, the Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).…   more

MIT's 2018 Convocation

Yoel Fink spoke at the 2018 Convocation to welcome incoming first-year students at MIT. When Prof. Fink first arrived as a grad student from Jerusalem, where schools are typically fenced and gated, he was surprised at how open the campus is. He believes the openness is an important part…   more

Shao-Horn wins 2018 RSC Faraday Medal

Yang Shao-Horn is W.M. Keck Professor of Energy at MIT and the first female winner of this prestigious medal. Her research is centered on exploiting chemical/materials physics and physical/materials chemistry principles at interface and in bulk to design materials/processes and control the…   more

Two Alums selected for MIT Tech Review's 35 Under 35

William Woodford, who is a DMSE alumnus, was featured as one of the MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35 in the category of Entrepreneurs for working to find the next generation of grid-scale batteries.  …   more

Christine Ortiz receives 2018 J-WEL Grant

Christine Ortiz received a 2018 J-WEL grant for her project "Advancing Socially-Directed STEM Education" which will focus on the development of course materials for the MIT fall term class 3.087 Materials, Societal Impact, and Social Innovation. The materials will not only be applied within MIT…   more

Don Sadoway will Keynote The Battery Show 2018

The Battery Show, North America's largest advanced battery technology event, has announced that Don Sadoway will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2018 event, where he will discuss his groundbreaking work on the liquid metal battery. About Dr. Donald R. Sadoway:…   more

Rupp Student wins Broshy Graduate Fellowship

hilipp Simons received this IMES Graduate Fellowship and will be joining Professor Rupp's group.  "The Broshy Graduate Fellowship program aims to support the research and education of an exceptional graduate student whose work focuses on…   more

MIT ranked #1 for 2018-19

For the seventh year in a row MIT has topped the QS World University Rankings, which were announced today. The full 2018-19 rankings — published by Quacquarelli Symonds, an organization specializing in education and study abroad — can be found at …   more

Commencement Awards 2018

Undergraduate Award Recipients Outstanding Sophomore - Pooja Reddy Julian Szekely Award - Alexander Denmark Outstanding Senior - Emma Vargo Undergraduate Teaching Award - Ximena Hasbach and Emma Vargo Joseph M. Dhosi Outstanding Internship…   more

2018 GMC Awards

During the 2018 GMC Awards, Alfredo Alexander-Kats won Best Advisor and Niels Holten-Andersen won Best Teacher. Congratulations to both of them!     more

2018 Ross Coffin Purdy Award

Ross Coffin Purdy, in whose honor this award is given, served The American Ceramic Society for 24 years as General Secretary and Editor of its publications. He was the recipient of many awards, a Fellow and Honorary Life Member, and President of the Society. Mr. Purdy was noted for his dynamic…   more

Profs. Hosler, Lechtman, and Ortony receive J-WAFs awards

This year, seven new projects led by eleven faculty PIs across six MIT departments will be funded with two-year grants of up to $200,000, overhead free. The winning projects include a silk-based food safety sensor; research into climate vulnerability and resilience in agriculture using…   more

2018 MIT Awards Convocation

The MIT Awards Convocation honors MIT students, faculty, staff, and community members who have made outstanding contributions to the shared life of the Institute. The awards recognize many of the qualities we hold dear at MIT: excellence in academics and teaching, public service, community…   more

Emma Vargo receives Henry Ford II Scholarship

Emma Vargo was the recipient of the 2018 Henry Ford II Scholarship. Established by a grant from the Ford Motor Company in 1977, the Henry Ford II Scholarship is awarded annually, honoring an undergraduate who, at the end of their third year of study at MIT, has achieved the highest academic…   more

2 DMSE Students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa for 2018

The Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa voted to invite 76 members of the Class of 2018 to membership in the Society in recognition of their excellent academic records and commitment to the objectives of a liberal education. Among those invited were two DMSE students: Amelia Paine and Emma Vargo.…   more