Materials database proves its mettle with new discoveries
February 4, 2014Project provides a systematic way of exploring the vast realm of unfamiliar materials.
Faculty Highlight: Keith A. Nelson
January 6, 2014Spectroscopy techniques demonstrate ballistic motion at micron length scales, open door to new possibilities for semiconductors, thermoelectrics.
MIT research in concrete gets funding boost
December 17, 2013The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub seeks to advance the scientific basis for evaluating the environmental impact of concrete.
‘Cool’ invention wins first place at MADMEC
October 16, 2013Thermoelectric bracelet that helps people maintain a comfortable body temperature takes home $10,000 from MIT’s annual materials-science design competition.
Faculty Highlight: Caroline Ross
September 27, 2013New techniques for combining complex oxide thin films promise electrical control of magnetic properties for data storage and computing.
White House cites new MITx course as key to improving U.S. innovation
June 24, 2013Professor Eugene Fitzgerald and Andreas Wankerl reconceptualize the innovation process in new MOOC
Holding the salt
June 16, 2013MIT graduate student David Cohen-Tanugi works to improve water filtration, desalination.
Angela Belcher wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
June 4, 2013MIT professor honored for her innovations that take cues, and materials, from nature to tackle key societal issues.