Lectures and Special Events

Throughout the year, DMSE invites many speakers to campus. Some are academics, discussing their research; others are alums, meeting with students to share their career paths. Watch our calendar and social media for notice of upcoming events, and check our YouTube channel for recordings of a selection of previous talks.

Wulff Lecture

The Wulff Lecture is an introductory, general audience, entertaining lecture that aims to educate, inspire, and encourage MIT undergraduates to take up study of materials science and engineering and related fields. The Lecture honors the late Professor John Wulff, a skilled, provocative, and entertaining teacher who conceived of a new approach to teaching general chemistry and inaugurated the popular first-year subject 3.091 Introduction to Solid State Chemistry

Funny Microscope Videos: Transmission Electron Microscopy in Motion, presented by Professor Frances M. Ross, Ellen Swallow Richards Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, April 2019.