Chemistry and chemical engineering
Robert C. Armstrong named director of MIT Energy Initiative
May 16, 2013Outgoing director Ernest Moniz confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Energy.
Four MIT professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences
May 13, 2013Field, Kac, Vogan and Walker bring to 76 the number of Institute faculty who are NAS members.
Nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2013Among 198 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
Also labeled: Awards, honors and fellowships, Biology, Brain and cognitive sciences, Earth and atmospheric sciences, EdX, Electrical engineering and electronics, Engineering Systems, Faculty, Linguistics, Management, McGovern Institute, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), Philosophy, Physics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Emily Wick PhD '51, MIT's first female professor to earn tenure, dies at 91
April 23, 2013Was a pioneer in women's rights on campus and loved sailing.
The half-billion-dollar idea
April 8, 2013While at MIT, alumnus Todd Zion developed an insulin product that ultimately drew the attention of a pharmaceutical giant.
MicroRNA detection on the cheap
March 28, 2013MIT alumni’s startup provides rapid, cost-effective microRNA profiling, which is beneficial for diagnosing diseases.
OCW provides challenges for talented young student
March 26, 2013Indian teen Tuhin Bagi uses MIT OpenCourseWare to enhance his studies and set his sights on future endeavors.
Study offers new way to discover HIV vaccine targets
March 21, 2013Ragon Institute researchers develop a method to identify weak points in viral proteins that could be exploited for vaccine development.
New rankings acclaim MIT’s graduate programs in engineering, business
March 12, 2013MIT leads in seven engineering disciplines and three business fields, says U.S. News & World Report.
Also labeled: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Business and management, Computer science and technology, Education, teaching, academics, Electrical engineering and electronics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Materials science, Mechanical engineering, Nuclear science and engineering, Rankings, Engineering Systems
Practicing medicine at the nanoscale
March 11, 2013New approaches to drug delivery offer hope for new, more targeted treatments.
MIT researchers develop solar-to-fuel roadmap for crystalline silicon
March 4, 2013New analysis points the way to optimizing efficiency of an integrated system for harvesting sunlight to make storable fuel.
Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production
February 17, 2013Yeast research takes a step toward production of alternatives to gasoline.
Bringing a new perspective to infectious disease
February 8, 2013Enlisted in the fight against HIV, MIT engineers and scientists contribute new technology, materials and computational studies.
MIT engineers elected to national academy
February 7, 2013Three engineers are among this year’s 69 new National Academy of Engineering members.
Chisholm, Langer receive nation’s highest honors for scientists and inventors
February 4, 2013President Obama presented the two MIT professors with the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation on Friday.
MIT researchers improve quantum-dot performance
February 3, 2013New production method could enable everything from more efficient computer displays to enhanced biomedical testing.
Putting the squeeze on cells
January 23, 2013By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications.