2018 Ross Coffin Purdy Award

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:45am

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...

Profs. Hosler, Lechtman, and Ortony receive J-WAFs awards

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:45am

This year, seven new projects led by eleven faculty PIs across six MIT departments will be funded with two-year grants of up to $200,000, overhead free. The winning projects include a silk-based food safety sensor; research into climate vulnerability and resilience in agriculture using...

Broadening materials science outreach

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:45am

Regional employers are coping with too few qualified candidates for materials science-related jobs, MIT Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering ...

2018 Metal Arts Lecture now on YouTube

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:00am

In case you missed it, the 2018 Metal Arts Lecture is now up on YouTube!

Helen Shirk was the lecture speaker; she has worked with both jewelry and object formats, exploring a broad range of materials and innovative processes to express her ideas. Her style has slowly shifted from small...

Angela Belcher presenting at 17th Annual Summer Symposium

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:45pm

Angela Belcher is presenting on June 15, 2018 at MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, which is presenting its 17th annual Summer Symposium: Breakthrough Cancer Nanotechnologies. Nanomedicine is a converging field of study in biology and engineering where...

Professors Beach and Olivetti promoted

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:30pm

Headshot of Geoff Beach

Professor Geoffrey Beach is promoted to Full Professor effective July 1, 2018. Professor Beach earned a B.S...

xTalk with Peter Barendse & Kyle Keane

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:30am

This xTalk will present a high-level overview from two MIT lecturers in DMSE about their newly-developed framework that combines MITx and Wolfram technologies to let faculty and instructors add creative and contextual computational educational components into their online and residential classes...

2018 MIT Awards Convocation

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 11:15am

The MIT Awards Convocation honors MIT students, faculty, staff, and community members who have made outstanding contributions to the shared life of the Institute. The awards recognize many of the qualities we hold dear at MIT: excellence in academics and teaching, public service, community...

Aluminum production could get much better for the environment

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 9:30am

You probably don’t think about aluminum very much. But you should. The ubiquitous metal is in airplanes, iPhones, and engine blocks made by General Motors, to name just a few uses. A 12-inch MacBook, for example, consists of over half a pound of aluminum. And since the late 19th century, the...

Enhanced water retention

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:15am


The change from wet and soft to dry and hard is a viscoelastic to solid material transition widely displayed in nature, in particular in materials rich in metal-coordinate crosslinking. How metal-coordinate crosslink dynamics contribute to macromolecular...