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  • 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
  • Faculty highlight: Nuh Gedik

    Associate professor's work on topological insulators and atomically thin materials yields new, laser-driven approaches to materials for electronics.

    October 9, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The magic of glass and metal

    DMSE reopens its renovated glass lab, forge, and foundry.

    April 13, 2015
  • Fostering U.S.-Russia energy innovation

    Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage brings together researchers from MIT and two Russian institutes to develop advanced batteries and fuel cells.

    April 10, 2015
  • New materials to protect the brain

    MIT graduate student Bo Qing studies synthetic gels that could be used in better equipment to protect against traumatic injuries.

    March 24, 2015
  • Mechanically stimulating stem cells

    MIT biological engineering graduate student Frances Liu is studying ways to alter mechanical properties of cell environments to produce desired chemical outputs.

    March 20, 2015