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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • New fibers can deliver many simultaneous stimuli

    Implanted into the brain or spinal column, they can transmit drugs, light, and electrical signals.

    January 19, 2015
  • Clocking energy-transfer rates in quantum dots

    MIT chemistry graduate student Jolene Mork examines rates of excitonic-energy transfer.

    January 12, 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
  • Faculty highlight: William Tisdale

    Understanding and controlling how energy moves in nanostructured materials such as quantum dots motivates assistant professor of chemical engineering William Tisdale.

    December 23, 2014
  • Potash: Historical pathways to development

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

    December 5, 2014