News: Krystyn J. Van Vliet

Helping blood cells regenerate after radiation therapy

Patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma are often treated by irradiating their bone marrow to destroy the diseased cells. After the treatment, patients are vulnerable to infection and fatigue until new blood cells grow back. MIT researchers have now devised a way to…   more

New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides

Sometimes things that are technically defects, such as imperfections in a material’s crystal lattice, can actually produce changes in properties that open up new kinds of useful applications. New research from a team at MIT shows that such imperfections in a family of materials known as…   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

High-temperature devices made from films that bend as they “breathe”

Carrying out maintenance tasks inside a nuclear plant puts severe strains on equipment, due to extreme temperatures that are hard for components to endure without degrading. Now, researchers at MIT and elsewhere have come up with a radically new way to make actuators that could be used in such…   more

MIT.nano has its first public showing

The brand new, state-of-the-art MIT.nano building had its first public showing recently. The new building promises to be an enormously influential toolbox for many MIT departments, especially DMSE. Faculty and other researchers are excited for its completion slated for 2018. Krystyn Van…   more

Toward all-solid lithium batteries

"Most batteries are composed of two solid, electrochemically active layers called electrodes, separated by a polymer membrane infused with a liquid or gel electrolyte. But recent research has explored the possibility of all-solid-state batteries, in which the liquid (and potentially flammable)…   more

Manufacturing USA Announces new Institute

Please join us in congratulating Professor Krystyn Van Vliet who will be working with the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). NIIMBL, the newest Manufacturing USA Institute, will be headquartered at the University of Delaware, with academic partners at…   more

Advancing manufacturing innovation on campus and online

"MIT researchers and educators have been living up to the university motto of "mens et manus," mind and hand, with a rapidly expanding effort on advanced manufacturing innovation. Several of MIT’s latest efforts in manufacturing research, education, workforce training, and policy are highlighted…   more

Analyzing lithium ion battery fatigue

Professor Krystyn Van Vliet's lab has a new Summer Scholar for 2016! Erica Eggleton has come to MIT's DMSE to make and test lithium manganese oxide electrodes.  Eggleton is studying the type of fatigue that makes lithium ion batteries less efficient over time. “We’re studying whether this…   more

MIT News Office profiles Prof. Van Vliet

Exploring the inner workings of materials: From concrete to cancer cells, Van Vliet brings an engineer’s mindset to the study of biology and materials. …   more

A new approach to scratch resistance

Analysis by Meng Qu, a postdoc in MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Prof. Krystyn Van Vliet, and several researchers at DuPont Nanocomposite Technologies in Delaware could lead to improved coatings using polymer-based nanocomposite materials. Learn more from the…   more