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  • 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
  • A renaissance in metals

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

    December 4, 2014
  • Building on strength

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

    December 1, 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
  • 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
  • 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