Chemistry and chemical engineering
A life filled with firsts
January 26, 2011Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first female graduate and faculty member, opened the door for women in science, and founded ecology and home economics along the way.
Delivering a potent cancer drug with nanoparticles can lessen side effects
January 11, 2011The new nanoparticle, which delivers the drug in a form activated when it reaches its target, also treats tumors more effectively than the unadorned drug in mice.
Kristala Prather honored for excellence in teaching
December 14, 2010Selected to receive the School of Engineering’s Junior Bose Award.
Love named one of Popular Science magazine’s 'Brilliant 10'
October 21, 2010Assistant professor honored for immunology work.
MIT undergraduate showcases work at White House science fair
October 18, 2010Event also features 2 high-school teams that won grants from the Lemelson-MIT Program.
Langer to receive National Academy of Engineering award
October 1, 2010Institute Professor cited for inventions, development
Putting carbon dioxide to good use
September 22, 2010MIT biological engineers have found a way to convert carbon-dioxide emissions to useful building materials, using genetically altered yeast.
15 MIT students awarded DOE-funded Science Graduate Fellowships
August 10, 2010Among 150 students nationwide awarded fellowships in program's first year
Postdoctoral associate wins cancer fellowship
July 14, 2010Heller, of chemical engineering, named among 18 fellows