Manufacturing Technologies

Materials science is integral to manufacturing.  Our faculty are studying everything from the way that metal particles adhere at the nanoscale for advanced additive manufacturing processes to the choices made in design and production of automobiles, electronic devices, and medical implants.


Antoine Allanore

Professor of Metallurgy

Professor Allanore is developing processes for sustainable materials extraction and manufacturing, revisiting and inventing new methods of producing metals, fertilizers, and more.

Yoel Fink

Professor of Materials Science; Joint Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Professor Fink's group is designing and synthesizing multifunctional fibers that can incorporate electronic properties for everything from smart fabrics to artificial limbs.

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

Professor Fitzgerald develops novel semiconductor technology leveraging lattice-mismatched materials and integration III-V electronic and optoelectronic devices on silicon. His work in innovation couples fundamental research with a strong focus on processes to drive new technologies into the marketplace.

Juejun (JJ) Hu

John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Professor Hu designs integrated photonic devices on a chip scale platform that offer more efficient and enhanced performance relative to their bulky counterparts. These are used in chemical molecule sensing, high speed optical communications, and optical devices integrated with biological tissues.

Jeehwan Kim

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

Professor Kim is engineering single-crystalline 2D materials for applications from flexible electronics to neuromorphic devices.

Lionel C. Kimerling

Thomas Lord Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Professor Kimerling designs and builds silicon-based microphotonics that integrate electronic and optical devices towards solutions in signal interconnection, signal sensing, and image sensing.

Elsa A. Olivetti

Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

Professor Olivetti examines materials, process, and system design towards improved environmental impacts from extraction to end-of-life using analytical, experimental, and data-driven methods.

Christopher A. Schuh

Danae and Vasilis Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy; MacVicar Fellow

Professor Schuh studies structural materials, from fundamental scientific discovery through new material design. Recent projects include studying the micromechanics of particle adhesion with implications for additive manufacturing and creating new shape memory ceramics that could be used as micro-actuators for small autonomous robotics.

C. Cem Tasan

Thomas B. King Associate Professor of Metallurgy

Professor Tasan studies the microstructural mechanisms of metal deformation and failure using in-situ microscopy techniques, in order to design new alloys with superior property combinations.


Toward new, computationally designed cybersteels

With a grant from the Office of Naval Research, MIT researchers aim to design novel high-performance steels, with potential applications including printed aircraft components and ship hulls.  

Alloy Design Workshop 2021

5th Alloy Design workshop, Dec. 3rd, 2021, “Exploring design guidelines for superior titanium alloys”