Michael J. Tarkanian
- Senior Lecturer
- 2000, SB Materials Science and Engineering, MIT
- 2003, SM Materials Science and Engineering, MIT
Materials Processing; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Material Culture; Metallurgy
Alumni reconnect with DMSE in the forge
May 19, 2023
Can I wash my chef’s knife in the dishwasher?
November 18, 2022
MADMEC winner identifies sustainable greenhouse-cooling materials
October 13, 2022
MADMEC semifinals: Greenhouses, garbage, and garments
September 21, 2022
Learn about MIT's forge and foundry
November 12, 2019
M. J. Tarkanian and Hosler, D., “America's First Polymer Scientists: Rubber Processing, Use, and Transport in Mesoamerica”, Latin American Antiquity, vol. 22. pp. 469-486, 2011.
D. Hosler, Tarkanian, M. J., and Hessler, K., “Aspects of Metallurgy of Calixtlahuaca. Recent Research on the Introduction, Production, and Use of Metal in Mesoamerica”, in Fifty-Third International Conference of Americanists, Mexico City, 2009.
M. J. Tarkanian and Hosler, D., “An Ancient Tradition Continued: Modern Rubber Processing in Mexico”, in The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame, Charlotte: Thames & Hudson, 2001, pp. 116-121.
M. J. Tarkanian and Hosler, D., “La elaboracion de hule en en el antiguo Mesoamerica”, Arqueologia Mexicana, vol. 8. pp. 54-57, 2000.
D. Hosler, Burkett, S. L., and Tarkanian, M. J., “Prehistoric polymers: Rubber processing in ancient Mesoamerica”, Science, vol. 284. pp. 1988-1991, 1999.