Highly efficient oxygen catalyst found
October 28, 2011New catalyst, made of inexpensive and abundant materials, could prove useful in rechargeable batteries and hydrogen-fuel production.
DOW-MIT Access Program shows reality and rewards of graduate school
October 17, 2011Weekend of activities introduces undergrads to opportunities in chemical engineering, chemistry and materials science.
Bristly particles could be boon for powerplants
October 17, 2011Multi-scale material may have applications in heat transfer, potentially helping powerplants be more efficient.
Everybody’s a winner
October 7, 2011Automatic window-shading invention tops a strong field of entries in materials competition.
Schuh appointed head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
September 26, 2011Replaces interim department head Carl Thompson.
‘I speak MISTI’
September 13, 2011MIT program sends students abroad for experiences tailor-made for their academic and professional interests.
Improved buildings could make a big dent in climate change
August 31, 2011New MIT report on concrete buildings shows many areas for major reductions in their lifetime carbon footprint.
Paving the way to greenhouse gas reductions
August 29, 2011New MIT report on concrete roadways shows opportunities for significant carbon-footprint cuts.
A new approach to scratch resistance
August 17, 2011Analysis by MIT researchers could lead to improved coatings using polymer-based nanocomposite materials.
While you’re up, print me a solar cell
July 11, 2011New MIT-developed materials make it possible to produce photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric, nearly as simply as printing a document.
CEE's Buyukozturk receives lifetime achievement award from Swiss Federal Labs
June 22, 2011Award honors his contributions to materials science and engineering in the domain of civil engineering.
Moving inventions to the marketplace
June 16, 2011MIT/Harvard symposium seeks commercial opportunities for emerging technologies.