News: Caroline A. Ross

Takian Fakhrul, Grad Student with the Ross Group, researching photonics

When Takian Fakhrul was a young girl, her father, then a graduate student in materials science at the University of Manchester, would bring her along to his lab. During these visits, she would peek at structures under the microscopes or watch him polish newly synthesized materials. And she just…  

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…  

Materials Day Symposium 2017

Hosted annually by our friends at MPC, Materials Day includes a topical symposium followed by a student poster session. This year the symposium will be broad in scope and will involve primarily speakers from MIT. The theme will be Frontiers in Materials Research. Presentations will be given by speakers who represent MIT’s new generation of leaders in material research.  

Current-induced switching in a magnetic insulator

Nature Magazine published a paper written by Prof. Geoffrey Beach and his collaborator Prof. Caroline Ross who have shown that a pure spin current can be injected into in an electrically insulating material, and be used to switch its magnetization direction. This is striking because, in…  

Self-Stacking Nanogrids

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

3.15x starts April 8

Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Materials and Devices In 3.15x we will explore the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials and learn how electronic devices are designed to exploit these properties. About this Course This course…  

Research Spotlight: Caroline Ross

Our friends in MPC have profiled Professor Ross and her work on new techniques for combining complex oxide thin films promise electrical control of magnetic properties for data storage and computing. See 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…  

Prof. Ross to be DMSE Associate Head

Professor Caroline A. Ross will serve as Associate Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, effective Oct. 13, 2011. She joined MIT in 1997, was promoted to full faculty in 2004, and is currently the Toyota Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Her group works in…  

Wulff Lecture, April 13, Prof. Caroline Ross

Please join us for the Spring 2010 Wulff Lecture, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 4:30pm, in 1-190. A reception will follow.
Magnetic Materials Science: How magnets help us explore and record the world
Professor Caroline Ross
Materials Science is all about…