Jessica G. Sandland

  • Lecturer
  • 2005, PhD Electronic Materials, MIT
  • 1999, SB Materials Science and Engineering, MIT
Jessica G. Sandland


Jessica Sandland is a Lecturer in the Department of Material Science and Engineering and an MITx Digital Learning Scientist. Jessica leads online learning initiatives in DMSE, creating MOOCs and designing blended courses for MIT students.  She has coordinated the development of a wide variety of DMSE’s online courses, including 3.086x: Innovation and Commercialization, 3.032x: Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 3.072x: Symmetry, Structure, and Tensor Properties of Materials, 3.15x: Electrical, Optical and Magnetic Materials and Devices, and 3.054x: Cellular Solids.  

Recent News



J. G. Sandland, Wankerl, A., Terminel, A. Q., Capetillo, A. J. C., and Flores, D. S., “Collaborative Learning for Innovation Education”, 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON). IEEE, 2020.
J. G. Sandland, Vargo, E., Paras, J., Varnavides, G., Warkander, S., and Anikeeva, P. O., “Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials: A Comic-Based MOOC”, 2020 IEEE Learning With MOOCS (LWMOOCS). IEEE, 2020.


Y. S. Yi, Sandland, J. G., Akiyama, S., Duan, X. M., and Kimerling, L. C., “Prism coupling to on-chip silicon based bragg cladding waveguide”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 85. pp. 3381-3383, 2004.
S. Saini et al., “A high index contrast silicon oxynitride materials platform for Er-doped microphotonic amplifiers”, in New Materials for Microphotonics, vol. 817, 2004, pp. 27-33.
L. C. Kimerling et al., “Monolithic Silicon Microphotonics”, Silicon Photonics, vol. 94. pp. 89-119, 2004.


K. Kono, Sandland, J. G., Wada, K., and Kimerling, L. C., “Evaluation of irradiation-induced deep levels in Si”, in X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy Xi, vol. 4140, 2000, pp. 267-273.


H. C. Luan et al., “High-quality Ge epilayers on Si with low threading-dislocation densities”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 75. pp. 2909-2911, 1999.