News: Christine Ortiz

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…  

Armor plating with built-in transparent ceramic eyes

Tiny sea creatures feature transparent optical systems as tough as their shells. Usually, it’s a tradeoff: If you want maximum physical protection, whether from biting predators or exploding artillery shells, that generally compromises your ability to see. But sea-dwelling creatures…  

Materials science to examine beetle defense mechanisms

How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray New analysis shows how bombardier beetles produce an explosive defensive chemical jet. Bombardier beetles, which exist on every continent except Antarctica, have a pretty easy life. Virtually no other animals prey…  

Prof. Ortiz named dean for graduate education

Prof. Christine Ortiz will be the new dean for graduate education, effective Aug. 1. The dean collaborates with students, faculty, and staff across the Institute on issues related to graduate education and research and focuses on increasing graduate-student opportunities for academic,…  

DMSE faculty participate in Manufacturing Round Table discussion

Prof. Gerd Ceder and Prof. Christine Ortiz were participants in an MIT roundtable discussion titled, The Future of Manufacturing — Advanced Technologies. More than a dozen of the Institute’s faculty shared converging ideas about how to reinvigorate America’s goods-producing businesses.…