DMSE News

Using Nanotubes in Computer Chips

Researchers in the lab of MIT materials science professor Carl V. Thompson grew dense forests of crystalline carbon nanotubes on a metal surface at temperatures close to those characteristic of computer chip manufacturing. Unlike previous attempts to do the same thing, the researchers' technique…  

Cody Friesen, DMSE alum, named to TR35

Cody Friesen, who received the Ph.D. in 2004, was named to Technology Review's TR 35, the top innovators under 35 years of age. He was recognized for his work on making cheaper, higher-energy batteries to store renewable energy. To see the full story and an interview with Prof. Friesen…  

Prof. Grossman joins MIT faculty

Prof. Jeffrey Grossman, formerly of the University of California, Berkeley, has recently joined the DMSE faculty, assuming a position that is the result of an interdepartmental search organized by the School of Engineering, for faculty pursuing energy research. Prof. Grossman's area of expertise…  

Discovery News writes about smart fiber

By implanting light-sensitive, semiconducting materials into a single synthetic fiber, and then weaving that fiber into nearly one square foot of fabric, MIT scientists have created a flexible camera that has taken a picture of a smiley face. See…  

PhysOrg reports on cancer-monitoring device

Surgical removal of a tissue sample is now the standard for diagnosing cancer. Such procedures, known as biopsies, are accurate but offer only a snapshot of the tumor at a single moment in time. See PhysOrg for the full…  

Prof. Don Sadoway receives Deshpande Center funding

The Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT announced it is awarding $700,000 in grants to nine MIT research teams working on early-stage discoveries. These projects have the potential to make a significant impact on our quality of life by revolutionizing disease therapies, allergy…  

MIT Energy Initiative Seed Grants Announced

The MIT Energy Initiative's second round of seed grants for energy research, announced this week, will go toward a wide array of research topics ranging from micro-hydropower and solar-thermal power projects for developing countries, to the development of novel materials for insulation or for…