Nanotechnology

This research covers projects ranging from atomic-level manipulation (e.g., nanocrystals) to the micro-scale (e.g., MEMS devices). These new developments promise to enhance our way of life in areas such as communication, healthcare, and transportation, among others. DMSE is active in nanotechnology research, some working in MIT.nano

Researchers

Alfredo Alexander-Katz

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Bio; Biophysics; Computational Materials Science; Condensed Matter Physics; Nanotechnology; Polymers; Self Assembly

Polina Anikeeva

Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering; Associate Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences; McGovern Institute for Brain Research; Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics

Bio; Biomaterials; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Electronic Materials; Magnetic Materials; Materials Chemistry; Implants; Nanotechnology; Photonic Materials

Geoffrey S.D. Beach

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Co-director, Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at MIT

Ceramics; Condensed Matter Physics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Magnetic Materials; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Transport Phenomena

Angela Belcher

Head of the Department of Biological Engineering; James Mason Crafts Professor; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Professor of Bioengineering

Bio; Biotechnology; Energy Storage; Nanotechnology; Polymers

Yet-Ming Chiang

Kyocera Professor; National Academy of Engineering

Ceramics; Electrochemistry; Energy; Energy Storage; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Michael J. Cima

David H. Koch Professor of Engineering; Associate Dean of Innovation for the School of Engineering; Co-Director of the MIT Innovation Initiative; Faculty Director, Lemelson-MIT Program

Ceramics; Cancer; Implants; Nanotechnology

Ming Dao

Principal Investigator & Director, Nanomechanics Lab; Principal Research Scientist, DMSE

Biomaterials; Computational Materials Science; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Yoel Fink

Professor of Materials Science; MacVicar Faculty Fellow; Joint Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Medical; Nanotechnology; Photonic Materials

Eugene A. Fitzgerald

Merton C. Flemings-SMA Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; CEO and director of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Electronic Materials; Nanotechnology; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Jeffrey C. Grossman

Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Morton and Claire Goulder and Family Professor in Environmental Systems; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; MacVicar Fellow

Computational Materials Science; Condensed Matter Physics; Energy; Energy Storage; Materials Chemistry; Nanotechnology

Juejun (JJ) Hu

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Electronic Materials; Nanotechnology; Photonic Materials; Semiconductors

Darrell J. Irvine

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering & Biological Engineering; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Bio; Biotechnology; Nanotechnology; Polymers

Rafael Jaramillo

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Electronic Materials; Nanotechnology; Phase Transformations; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Transport Phenomena

Klavs F. Jensen

Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Chemistry; MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems); Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Transport Phenomena

Jeehwan Kim

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Electronic Materials; Energy; Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Nanotechnology; Nanomechanics; Phase Transformations; Photonic Materials; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Thermodynamics

James M. LeBeau

John Chipman Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Electronic Materials; Energy Storage; Nanotechnology; Structural Materials; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Ju Li

Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Computational Materials Science; Condensed Matter Physics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy Storage; Environment; Corrosion and Environmental Effects; Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Nanomechanics; Phase Transformations; Semiconductors; Structural Materials; Composites; Thermodynamics; Transport Phenomena

Robert J. Macfarlane

Paul M. Cook Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

Biomaterials; Materials Chemistry; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Nanotechnology; Photonic Materials; Polymers; Self Assembly; Composites

Christine Ortiz

Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Bio; Biotechnology; Nanotechnology; Polymers

Julia Ortony

Finmeccanica Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

Environment; Materials Chemistry; Nanotechnology; Self Assembly

Caroline A. Ross

Associate Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Toyota Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Electronic Materials; Magnetic Materials; Nanotechnology; Polymers; Self Assembly; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Michael F. Rubner

TDK Professor Emeritus of Polymer Materials Science and Engineering; Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow

Biotechnology; Nanotechnology; Polymers

Jennifer L. M. Rupp

Thomas Lord Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy; Energy Storage; Materials Processing; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Transport Phenomena

Christopher A. Schuh

Danae and Vasilis Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy; MacVicar Fellow

Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Structural Materials

Yang Shao-Horn

W.M. Keck Professor of Energy

Electrochemistry; Energy Storage; Materials Chemistry; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Carl V. Thompson

Stavros Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Director, Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at MIT

Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy Storage; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems); Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Meri Treska

Senior Lecturer

Ceramics; Materials Processing; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Composites

Harry L. Tuller

R.P. Simmons Professor of Ceramics and Electronic Materials

Ceramics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy; Environment; Materials Processing; Materials Chemistry; MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems); Nanotechnology; Photonic Materials; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Thermodynamics; Transport Phenomena

Krystyn J. Van Vliet

Michael (1949) and Sonja Koerner Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Associate Provost

Bio; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Computational Materials Science; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Polymers; Structural Materials; Composites; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Bilge Yildiz

Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Computational Materials Science; Electrochemistry; Energy; Corrosion and Environmental Effects; Materials Chemistry; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Transport Phenomena

News

New Microfluidics Devices

Microfluidics devices are tiny systems with microscopic channels that can be used for chemical or biomedical testing and research. In a potentially game-changing advance, MIT researchers have now incorporated microfluidics systems into individual fibers, making it possible to process much larger…  

Ferrimagnets speed up racetrack memories

Spintronics devices, which exploit the spin of an electron as well as its charge, could be ideal for use in high-density data storage devices and for next generation information processing. One promising technology involves using magnetic solitons, such as nanoscale domain walls and magnetic…  

Healing Deeper Flaws in Metal

Surface scratches are one thing, but what if materials could heal deeper flaws too? Research into self-healing metals, a completely different material, is also yielding promising results at an early stage. The idea is to create metals that can better cope with the repeated pressures of daily use…  

Programming Material Structure

Our friends at the Materials Processing Center recently featured a profile of DMSE Professor Rob Macfarlane. Professor Macfarlane constructs nanoparticle-based crystals by programming interactions of synthetic polymers and biopolymers at the molecular level. …