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  • Potash: A silent crisis brews

    Farmers in Africa and other tropical areas in the Southern Hemisphere are stripping potassium from soils without replacing it.

    November 24, 2015
  • Leaching study boosts potash alternative

    Microfluidic experiments show feldspar releases potassium at a higher rate than expected, suggesting new possibilities for using ground rocks in agriculture.

    November 10, 2015
  • Quantum materials: A new paradigm for computing?

    Diamond spintronics and graphene-based infrared detectors are among leading-edge technologies reported at annual Materials Day Symposium at MIT.

    November 6, 2015
  • Seeking potash alternatives

    International conference at MIT to focus on cooperative research efforts, alternatives to potassium salts for farming.

    November 2, 2015
  • The second semiconductor revolution

    Materials Day, Oct. 14, presents insights into the next generation of extremely thin, tough quantum materials for sensing, energy. and computing devices.

    October 8, 2015
  • Automating single-molecule image studies

    MIT physics graduate student James Owen Andrews is developing software to improve dynamic image capture from super-resolution fluorescent microscopes.

    September 21, 2015
  • Extending super-resolution techniques

    MIT graduate student Takuma Inoue tackles labeling RNA without genetic modification for doctoral studies.

    September 18, 2015
  • Faculty Highlight: Ibrahim Cissé

    Assistant professor of physics probes the formation of enzyme clusters that enable gene copying and protein production in living cells.

    September 3, 2015
  • Fire-and-ice discoveries

    From igniting carbon fibers to freeze-drying hydrogels, MIT Summer Scholars learn pioneering scientific techniques during nine-week internships.

    August 31, 2015
  • Training ‘small-planet’ engineers

    ‘Global Principles’ course challenges students at MIT and the University of Tokyo to develop a cross-cultural, systems approach to materials science and engineering.

    August 13, 2015
  • Consortium including MIT awarded $110M national grant to promote photonics manufacturing

    Partnership of government, industry, and academia will pursue integration of optical devices with electronics.

    July 27, 2015
  • Putting the pieces together

    Summer interns are learning research skills while helping to make progress in materials, drug delivery, and energy in MIT labs.

    July 21, 2015
  • Faculty highlight: Elsa Olivetti

    Assistant Professor Elsa Olivetti combines cost and environmental data to identify high-impact areas for reducing pollution and greenhouse gases.

    July 16, 2015
  • Materials science master class

    Professor W. Craig Carter leads a collaborative effort to build a materials science curriculum online with integrated programming and active student engagement.

    July 7, 2015
  • Faculty highlight: W. Craig Carter

    Materials science professor develops algorithms to solve problems across disciplines, strengthens online teaching techniques, and contributes to scientific art.

    June 1, 2015
  • Measuring hot electrons

    MIT graduate student Qiong Ma is uncovering electrical properties of graphene-based devices using laser-light stimulation.

    May 26, 2015
  • Probing graphene physics

    MIT postdoc Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi charts quantum signatures of electronic transport in graphene.

    May 19, 2015
  • Faculty highlight: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

    MIT physics professor has played a leading role in the development of revolutionary new artificial materials.

    May 6, 2015
  • Twelve Summer Scholars selected

    Highly qualified group of undergraduates brings prior lab experience, variety of interests, to pursue research opportunities in MIT labs.

    May 4, 2015
  • Bendable glass devices

    MIT Assistant Professor Juejun Hu melds fundamental materials science and new device designs to enable flexible photonics and other applications.

    April 24, 2015