Materials Science and Engineering
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.
One order of steel; hold the greenhouse gases
May 8, 2013Steelmaking, a major emitter of climate-altering gases, could be transformed by a new process developed at MIT.
Practicing medicine at the nanoscale
March 11, 2013New approaches to drug delivery offer hope for new, more targeted treatments.
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.
Putting the squeeze on cells
January 23, 2013By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications.
New material harvests energy from water vapor
January 10, 2013Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices.
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Smithsonian recognizes MIT research on water desalination technology
January 9, 2013Magazine ranks nanoporous graphene as one of the top five surprising scientific milestones of 2012.
How to stop leaks — the way blood does
January 8, 2013Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes.
Research update: Jumping droplets help heat transfer
January 4, 2013Scalable nanopatterned surfaces designed by MIT researchers could make for more efficient power generation and desalination.