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DMSE grad student group Kitchen Matters leads a live cooking show

During the chilly last weekend of February, families around Cambridge, Massachusetts, enjoyed a fun-filled day in the Kendall/MIT Open Space. Winter Family Day included a range of family-friendly…

Ancient African smelting technique sparks anew at MIT

The plumes of smoke that rose from East Campus one sunny May day could easily have been mistaken for a barbecue taking place in the courtyard. And indeed,…

2020 and 2021 DMSE grads return for ceremony and celebration

In March 2020, just as MIT announced it would shut down, sending students off campus in an effort to slow the spread of covid-19, Professor Jeffrey Grossman gathered…

DMSE’s tenured engineers of 2022

MIT has granted tenure to three faculty members in DMSE: James LeBeau, Robert Macfarlane, and Cem Tasan.“For each as individuals this represents a tremendous accomplishment, as they have…

In Tenure Talk, Tasan shares big challenges, little pleasures

Cem Tasan, the Thomas B. King Associate Professor of Metallurgy in DMSE, gave the first installment of the department’s new lecture series, Tenure Talks, on Oct. 5. In a…

Wulff Lecture focuses on the history and future of glass

Raise a glass—to glass! Pennsylvania State University’s John C Mauro marked the United Nations International Year of Glass 2022 with a talk celebrating the long history and exploring…

Tenure Talks cover programmable matter, atomic-scale analysis

DMSE’s new Tenure Talks series examined the careers of two materials scientists who achieved success by overcoming obstacles built into their academic journeys. While trained chemist Robert Macfarlane…

Alumni return to MIT to give real-life guidance

Last month, DMSE’s Mechanics of Materials became Mechanics of Real Life. The class, 3.013, taught by Professor Cem Tasan, hosted an alumni career panel, with DMSE alums detailing ways…

FORGE holds its first out-of-state event

SAN FRANCISCO – At the heart of FORGE, DMSE’s program for alumni relations and professional development, is making connecting among students, past and present, wherever they live, work, and play. So…