Materials Science and Engineering
Silvija Gradečak seeks to better the world through new materials
December 6, 2013Looking for better materials for solar cells, LEDs, and other technology, one molecule at a time.
‘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.
Robert E. Ogilvie, DMSE professor emeritus, dies at 89
September 25, 2013
New materials improve oxygen catalysis
September 17, 2013Highly active catalysts could be key to improved energy storage in fuel cells and advanced batteries.
Improved nuclear fuel-rod cladding might prevent future Fukushimas
July 25, 2013A substitute for traditional zircaloy could greatly reduce the danger of hydrogen explosions.
Finding the keys to boiling heat transfer
July 15, 2013Understanding the properties that control surface dissipation of heat could lead to improved power plants and electronics with high heat-transfer rates.
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
Patrick A. Kearney, DMSE instructor, dies at 81
June 12, 2013Known for his dedication to students
Stacking 2-D materials produces surprising results
May 16, 2013New experiments reveal previously unseen effects, could lead to new kinds of electronics and optical devices.