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  • Faculty highlight: Krystyn Van Vliet

    MIT associate professor brings a materials scientist's understanding to biochemical behavior in stem cells and organ tissue.

    March 18, 2015
  • Making the leap from lab to market

    MIT Innovation Initiative aims to foster an even more consistent approach to building bridges from research findings to real world impact.

    March 10, 2015
  • Materials Processing Center marks 35 years

    Service to faculty, collaboration with industry are hallmarks of campus-based Materials Processing Center at MIT.

    March 6, 2015
  • Squitching behavior

    MIT graduate student Farnaz Niroui demonstrates squeezable nano electromechanical switches with quantum tunneling function.

    March 4, 2015
  • Cheap, flexible solar

    Tuning energy levels through surface chemistry shows promise for higher efficiency quantum dot solar cells, MIT graduate student Patrick R. Brown's work shows.

    March 2, 2015
  • Summer Scholars make an impact

    Morgan Beck and Sarah Arveson contribute as interns to research in the Tisdale Lab.

    December 31, 2014
  • Calling quantum dots to order

    MIT chemical engineering graduate student Mark Weidman and colleagues demonstrate how to synthesize lead sulfide nanocrystals of uniform size.

    December 30, 2014
  • Potash: Historical pathways to development

    Diversity of sources and sustainable production methods are needed to meet world potassium fertilizer demand.

    December 5, 2014
  • A renaissance in metals

    Materials Day Symposium highlights breakthroughs in simulation methods, manufacturing techniques, and improved alloys.

    December 4, 2014
  • Alloying tougher tungsten

    MIT graduate student Zack Cordero deforms and compacts chromium-tungsten powders to create stronger metals with nanoscale microstructure.

    December 2, 2014
  • Building on strength

    Xtalic focuses on gold substitute, aluminum products following success with connector coatings.

    December 1, 2014
  • Striking the cord: Optical control of motor functions

    Grad student Chi Lu and colleagues demonstrate a highly flexible polymer probe for triggering spinal-cord neurons with light and simultaneously recording their activity.

    November 7, 2014
  • Faculty highlight: Christopher Schuh

    Metallurgist pushes grain boundaries: Nanostructured metal alloys deliver tougher materials, lower costs, and safer outcomes.

    October 30, 2014
  • Stretching oxides to modulate electrochemical properties

    Grad students Lixin Sun and Qiyang Lu are developing techniques for applying strain to materials to accelerate oxygen-reduction reactions for applications in solid-oxide fuel cells.

    October 30, 2014
  • Keeping hydrogen from cracking metals

    MIT postdoctoral associate Mostafa Youssef and graduate student Aravind Krishnamoorthy tackle different aspects of the problem at atomic scale.

    October 27, 2014
  • Surface properties command attention

    Professor Bilge Yildiz analyzes surfaces of materials to tackle problems as diverse as enabling fuel cells and preventing pipe corrosion.

    October 16, 2014
  • Faculty highlight: Michael Rubner

    Materials scientist Mike Rubner’s collaboration with chemical engineer Robert Cohen yields anti-fog coatings, synthetic "backpacks" for living cells.

    October 1, 2014
  • Magnetic neural control with nanoparticles

    Customized arrays of iron oxide nanoparticles are possible based on their differing responses to alternating magnetic fields, MIT researchers report.

    September 17, 2014
  • Summer Scholars deepen research skills

    Fourteen undergraduate interns gain experience in MIT labs.

    September 10, 2014
  • Teaching light new tricks

    Graduate student Wade Hsu and colleagues confine light to a crystal surface and design a transparent display using nanoparticles.

    August 22, 2014

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