News: Alfredo Alexander-Katz

DMSE Faculty host summer undergraduate researchers

From simulating the physics of spinning magnetic particles to fabricating new materials for infrared chemical sensing, MIT Materials Research Laboratory summer researchers will challenge themselves to learn new skills and develop new scientific insights. A diverse group of top-performing…  

2018 GMC Awards

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

MIT News Profile: Alfredo Alexander-Katz

Professor Alfredo Alexander-Katz was recently profiled by MIT News and featured on the MIT homepage! You can read a little about his path to MIT, as well as his past and current research by checking out the MIT News…  

Unexpected long-range particle interactions

Moving bodies can be attracted to each other, even when they’re quite far apart and separated by many other objects: That, in a nutshell, is the somewhat unexpected finding by a team of researchers at MIT. Scientists have known for a long time that small particles of matter, from the size…  

Self-Stacking Nanogrids

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

GMC announces 2015 awards

The Graduate Materials Council has announced the 2015 faculty awards. Best Advisor is Prof. Alfredo Alexander-Katz Best Teacher is Prof. Michael Demkowicz The awards are determined by vote after all DMSE grad students have the opportunity to…  

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…  

Physics of Living Systems Group

A common set of ideas and approaches brought together a trio of MIT professors and their research teams to form the Physics of Living Systems group, which opened a new lab and offices mid-April at 400 Technology Square, sixth floor. The group co-located at 400 Technology Square includes…  

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…  

Innovative complex self-assembly

Professor Ross, Professor Alexander-Katz, and their collaborators have developed a new technique that allows production of complex microchip structures in one self-assembling step. See the story at the…  

Self-assembled structures

Professor Caroline Ross, Professor Alfredo Alexander-Katz, and their colleagues have found a new way of making complex three-dimensional structures using self-assembling polymer materials that form tiny wires and junctions. Learn more from the…  

Research from Prof. Alexander-Katz results in new self-assembly method

Prof. Alfredo Alexander-Katz and his group have developed a new microscopic system that could provide a novel method for moving tiny objects inside a microfluidic chip, and could also provide new insights into how cells and other objects are transported within the body. See the…