News: Jeffrey C. Grossman

A new concept for thermal energy storage

More than half of all the energy used to power mechanical, chemical, and other processes is expelled into the environment as heat. Power plants, car engines, and industrial processes, for example, produce vast amounts of heat but use a relatively small fraction of it to actually do work. And…   more

Transparent Graphene

The vast majority of computing devices today are made from silicon, the second most abundant element on Earth, after oxygen. Silicon can be found in various forms in rocks, clay, sand, and soil. And while it is not the best semiconducting material that exists on the planet, it is by far the most…   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

Study reveals why polymer stents failed

MIT Researchers in DMSE and the Institute for Medical Engineering have discovered why biodegradable polymer stents failed over time, hoping to eventually design and evaluate polymer stents more effectively. Jeff Grossman is among several MIT-based authors in a paper that appears in the    more

Investing in Tech That’s Worth the Wait

Innovations in fields like energy and transportation often take time—and extra support—to develop. The Engine at MIT is helping them make the leap from the lab to the marketplace. Liquid separation wouldn’t top most people’s lists of world-changing technologies. But consider this: every…   more

A new way to store thermal energy

In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel — such as wood, brush or dung — that is collected with significant time and effort. Now, a new chemical…   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

10 years of energy research at MIT

Q: What are some of the most significant research impacts the MIT energy community has made over the past decade? A: While the horizon for the majority of energy research we do here at MIT is generally at least several decades, some researchers have already been able to translate their…   more

Why researchers should step out of the lab

Shreya Dave, Jeff Grossman, and their co-researchers Brent Keller PhD ’16 and Karen Golmer, innovator in residence at MIT’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, have published an account of their experience with learning by stepping out of their labs, using their work on membranes as a…   more

Jaden Smith attends 3.091, speaks with MIT department heads

After watching a video on YouTube of professor Jeff Grossman giving the Fall 2014 Wulff Lecture titled "Hey Atoms, What Have You Done For Me Lately?", Jaden Smith developed a great interest in meeting with Prof. Grossman to discuss education and the role of science and technology in making the…   more

DMSE Leads Largest Project in $35M Toyata Grant

"Three MIT-affiliated research teams will receive about $10M in funding as part of a $35M materials science discovery program launched by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI)." - MIT News Professors Jeffrey Grossman and Yang Shao-Horn will lead the largest funded project focused on the…   more

Graphene sheets capture cells efficiently

"The material used in this research is an oxidized version of the two-dimensional form of pure carbon known as graphene, which has been the subject of widespread research for over a decade because of its unique mechanical and electrical characteristics. The key to the new process is heating the…   more

Solid-state learning

"For the second year in a row, Grossman, a professor of materials science and engineering, is offering his version of “Introduction to Solid State Chemistry” (or, as it’s referred to by students, 3.091, which is tossed off knowingly as “three-oh-nine-one”). The class, Grossman says, is his…   more

Utilizing Solar Energy as Heat

Professor Jeffrey Grossman, along with postdoc David Zhitomirsky and graduate student Eugene Cho, are developing a new material that could store solar energy, then release it manually as heat.  …   more

MIT announces Bose Research Grants

Five innovative, high-risk projects launch with support from Professor Amar G Bose Research Grants. On one of these projects, Professor Jeffrey Grossman and Nicola Ferralis, a research scientist in DMSE, are exploring alternative uses for coal. Instead of burning it, they hope to use it to…   more

GMC awards, 2014

Professor Michael Demkowicz was recognized with the Graduate Materials Council Best Teaching Award; he teaches 3.22 Mechanical Behavior of Materials and 3.33 Defects in Materials. The GMC presented Professor Jeff Grossman with the Best Advisor Award. Please join us in congratulating Mike…   more