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  • Observing invisible vibrations

    PhD student Justin Chen magnifies minuscule vibrations in structures to detect damage.

    August 27, 2015
  • Paul O’Gorman: Extreme storm modeler

    Atmospheric scientist tracks climate change’s effects on extreme storms.

    August 24, 2015
  • Policing sex trafficking in the digital age

    Mitali Thakor works with tech companies and police to understand what sex trafficking looks like today.

    August 18, 2015
  • Dirty physics

    Franz-Josef Ulm explores the physics of dirty materials and messy systems to advance sustainable infrastructure and clean energy technology.

    August 13, 2015
  • Timing devices

    Anna Mikusheva refines the tools of time-series econometrics to develop better forecasting.

    August 12, 2015
  • Programming materials for better designs

    Skylar Tibbits creates smart materials that elegantly transform themselves to improve processes and products.

    August 11, 2015
  • Building the Living Wage Calculator

    Amy Glasmeier explores economic variations by region to shed light on income inequality.

    August 7, 2015
  • Mending a broken heart

    Laurie Boyer’s work might one day lead to cures for heart defects and disease.

    August 3, 2015
  • An ally for the understudied Y chromosome

    Graduate student Alexander Godfrey tackles a chromosome that half the world has — yet few understand.

    August 3, 2015
  • Understanding economic behavior through hygiene

    PhD student Reshmaan Hussam’s study of Bangladeshis’ economic behavior leads to research on hand-washing.

    July 23, 2015
  • Designing for flexibility

    Richard de Neufville teaches and practices flexible engineering design for infrastructure projects that meet the challenges of the future.

    July 20, 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
  • Computing at the speed of light

    Graduate student Sergio Cantu studies lasers to increase computational speed and security.

    July 13, 2015
  • Woman in technology

    A high-school outreach program first brought Tamara Broderick to MIT in 2002. Now she's back, as an assistant professor in EECS.

    June 29, 2015
  • Medical anthropology

    Erica Caple James investigates how behavior, culture, and structural inequalities impact health.

    June 26, 2015
  • Powering desalination with the sun

    PhD student Natasha Wright makes water safe to drink for rural, off-grid Indian villages.

    June 22, 2015
  • Bubbling with passion for environmental engineering

    A witness to “a montage of environmental changes” in her native China, grad student Ruby Fu now studies the fate of methane bubbles in the ocean.

    June 19, 2015
  • De-stressing lithium batteries

    Modeling mechanical stress in solid-state lithium batteries yields insights into battery microstructure for MIT postdoc Giovanna Bucci.

    June 17, 2015
  • Seeking rare cells

    Christopher Love uses microscale technology to isolate rare cells, yielding insight into human disease.

    June 17, 2015
  • Marking 50 years at MIT

    MIT Medical stalwart Maria Bachini reflects on half a century at the Institute.

    June 2, 2015