News: Bilge Yildiz

A new way to control magnets

Reversible system can flip the magnetic orientation of particles with a small voltage; could lead to faster data storage and smaller sensors.  

A fix for foulants

Researchers devise a practical solution for preventing corrosive CRUD buildup in nuclear systems.  

2018 Ross Coffin Purdy Award

Ross Coffin Purdy, in whose honor this award is given, served The American Ceramic Society for 24 years as General Secretary and Editor of its publications. He was the recipient of many awards, a Fellow and Honorary Life Member, and President of the Society. Mr. Purdy was noted for his dynamic…  

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…  

Surfacing Solutions

"For Bilge Yildiz, Associate Professor of both materials science and engineering and nuclear science and engineering, unleashing novel properties in materials means taking a penetrating look at surfaces. Her work to understand and tailor surface chemistry sets the stage for a new generation of…  

Research on cracks and stresses

Probing the mysteries of cracks and stresses; analysis of molecular-level fracture and stress mechanisms could have broad implications for understanding materials’ behavior. See the MIT…  

MIT researchers receive Somiya Award

Professor Harry Tuller and Profesor Bilge Yildiz (NSE) will receive the Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies. They are recognized for their work on "Design of ionic and mixed conducting ceramics for fuel cell application." The award will be presented in…