News: Honors

Several DMSE staff members win significant awards for Spring 2018

Kyle Keane won the James N. Murphy Award. This Award was established in memory of James N. Murphy for his immeasurable contribution to community life at the Institute. Rachel Kemper received the  2018 Ellen J. Mandigo Award for her outstanding sustained service to DMSE.  Kyle Keane…   more

2018 QS World University Rankings: DMSE #1

DMSE was ranked #1 by the 2018 QS World University Rankings for the subject of materials science. 11 other subjects from MIT were ranked #1 in their subject areas, including: Architecture/Built Environment; Linguistics; Chemical Engineering; Civil and Structural Engineering; Computer…   more

2018 Young Investigator Awards

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently announced awards of $16 million through its 2018 Young Investigator Program (YIP). The awards were made to 31 scientists whose research holds strong promise across a wide range of naval-relevant science and technology areas. Among the 5 winners…   more

Polina Anikeeva awarded 2018 Vilcek Prize

Polina Anikeeva has been awarded a 2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Awarded annually by the Vilcek Foundation, the $50,000 prizes recognize younger immigrants who have demonstrated exceptional promise early in their careers. …   more

DMSE Senior awarded 2018 Schwarzman Scholarship

DMSE Senior Katheryn "Kate" Scott was selected as a Schwarzman Scholar and will begin postgraduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing next fall. Schwarzman Scholars are chosen based on demonstrated leadership qualities and potential to bridge and understand cultural and political…   more

2018 Forbes 30 Under 30

DMSE adds a few familiar faces to Forbes 30 Under 30. Brent Keller, who is part of Jeff Grossman's group, was listed as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Manufacturing and Industry for co-founding Via Separations. …   more

Deshpande Center and J-WAFS announce fall 2017 research grants

The MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation announced today the award of $768,000 in grants to 17 MIT research teams currently working on early-stage technologies. DMSE-related projects include: "Structured Nucleic Acid Nanoparticle Therapeutic Delivery Platform" — Mark Bathe,…   more

DMSE Ranked #1

DMSE was ranked #1 in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 - Materials Science & Engineering. …   more

Krystyn Van Vliet named associate provost

Krystyn Van Vliet, an MIT professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, with wide-ranging interests in research and innovation, has been named as the Institute’s new associate provost. She will assume this role on Sept. 1. Van Vliet succeeds…   more

School of Engineering awards for 2017

Lorna Gibson, the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and a professor of mechanical engineering, won the Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching, given to a faculty member whose contributions have been characterized by dedication, care, and creativity. Mary…   more

Rob Macfarlane honored with NSF CAREER Award and ACS Unilever Award

Congratulations to Professor Rob Macfarlane, who was recently named the 2017 Unilever Award Winner for Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid & Surfactant Science!  Professor Macfarlane was also named a 2017 NSF CAREER Award winner earlier this year for his proposal titled…   more

After MIT, new officers will serve their country

"For Shifflet, who majored in nuclear science and engineering, the assignment marks the first major separation from her twin sister, Monica Shifflet ’17, who studied materials science and engineering. Monica has been assigned to flight school in Pensacola, Florida. "Just growing up we’ve done…   more

MIT Ranked #1 by QS World Ranking for 2017-18

MIT has been ranked as the top university in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings. This marks the sixth straight year in which the Institute has been ranked in the No. 1 position. …   more