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The MIT Center for Materials Science and Engineering is devoted to the design, creation, and fundamental understanding of materials that are capable of enhancing the human experience.

CMSE is a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

CMSE has a special mission: to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education in the science and engineering of materials that will address the future needs of society. CMSE promotes collaboration among MIT faculty and between MIT faculty and researchers of other universities, industry, and government laboratories.

Chemical Hygiene Plan 2014


Spotlights:

2013 CMSE Junior Faculty SEF Award
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Michael F. Rubner, the TDK Professor of Polymer Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, develops water-based, non-toxic coatings with special properties.

Katharina Ribbeck named a Popular Science "Brilliant 10"

Coral Lab Management System
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Congratulations to CMSE Director, Prof. Michael Rubner for being named an 2014 MRS Fellow! This recognition honors 22 MRS members who are notable for their distinguished accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, worldwide, out of 16,000 materials researchers from academia, industry, and government.

Marin Soljacic, CMSE-funded researcher publishes new study in Nature on transparent displays. Also featured on MIT, Popular Mechanics, and BBC.

CMSE, in conjunction with the MRSEC at Harvard University, is sponsoring the 7th Annual Future Faculty Workshop for underrepresented minority senior graduate students and postdocs at MIT's Endicott House, July 20-22, 2014. For more information and applications, please visit http://chemistry.mit.edu/outreach/future-faculty-workshop.

Former CMSE director and current Dean of the School of Science, Prof. Marc Kastner, nominated to head DOE Office of Science.

MIT Features work by two CMSE researchers, Angela Belcher and Yang Shao-Horn on building better batteries through biology.

CMSE SEFs cited in CMSE researcher Nuh Gedik's latest work on coupling of photons with electrons on the surface of an exotic crystal.

CMSE Researcher Angela Belcher wins $500,000 Lamelson-MIT Prize, and will use a portion to help get youth excited about science. (Boston.com)
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Congratulations to CMSE Researcher Markus Buehler who has been named a recipient of the Robert Lansing Hardy Award from the Mineral, Metals, and Materials Society!

CMSE Director Michael Rubner has been selected to the 2013 class of the ACS PMSE Fellows, and will be inducted on April 10, 2013. Congratulations Prof. Rubner!

CMSE funded research on anti-frosting and anti-fogging coatings by Professors Cohen and Rubner published in ACS Nano

CMSE funded research by Prof. Young Lee published in Nature.
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Felice Frankel's book, Visualizing Strategies, highlighted at MIT.
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Yang Shao-Horn, CMSE researcher, has paper highlighted at MIT.
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CMSE Research Scientist, Felice Frankel, has book featured in the New York Times Science section.
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CMSE funded faculty, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero and Timothy Lu among PECASE (Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers) winners.
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CMSE funded research by Yoel Fink and his group featured in Nature.
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CMSE researcher Prof. Paula Hammond profiled in the Boston Globe.
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CMSE Funded Faculty Members Caroline Ross and Alfredo Alexander-Katz Research Highlighted at MIT News.
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Silvija Gradečak Wins Nano Letters Young Investigator Award
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Angela Belcher elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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Markus Buehler, CMSE faculty member, to receive Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the MRS
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We're excited to announce CMSE researcher, Prof. Robert Cohen, has won the Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award and will be presented with this honor at the Spring ACS meeting. This award is to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding achievements by an individual or team in promoting undergraduate and/or graduate polymer education. Congratulations Prof. Cohen!
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Research Experience for Teachers at CMSE
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Nuh Gedik selected as a Sloan Research Fellow for 2012.
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Initiative and Seed Proposal Competition Winners Announced
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CMSE funded Paula Hammond has work featured in Nature Materials.
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CMSE funded research by Prof. Silvija Gradecak highlighted at MIT and published in Nano Letters.
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CMSE funded research by Prof. Markus Buehler and a CMSE/MPC sponsored REU student has been published in Nature.
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CMSE funded research published in Nanoscale Research Letters.
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CMSE funded Caroline Ross has paper published in Nature Photonics.
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IRG Researcher, Krystyn Van Vliet, spotlighted at MIT.
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IRG Leader, Yang Shao-Horn, and her group published in Science
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MRSEC Supported Faculty Highlighted in MIT's Spectrum Regarding Their Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research
Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Krystyn Van Vliet
Yang Shao-Horn

US News and World Report Summit "Making Science Cool" to feature CMSE Research Scientist Felice Frankel
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IRG I Research Update: Improving Batteries' Energy Storage
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Shao-Horn group fuel cell research published in Nature Chemistry
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Yoel Fink and His Group Spin New Materials in a Thread
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Two CMSE Faculty, Nuh Gedik and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Receive DoE Early Career Research Grants
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CMSE Faculty Research is Highlighted at MIT
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Initiative Research is Highlighted at MIT
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IRG Research is Highlighted at MIT
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Four CMSE Researchers Named In Top 100 Chemists and Top 100 Materials Scientists in the World
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Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series:

Thursday, December 11, 4 PM
Room 4-370
Professor Scott T. Misture
Inamori Professor of MSE
Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering
Alfred University

Modification of Oxides for Energy Conversion and Storage:
Structural Perspectives on Performance
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New Online Suggestion Box For CMSE Shared Experimental Facilities
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