Materials Science and Engineering
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.
Flexible, light solar cells could provide new opportunities
December 21, 2012MIT researchers develop a new approach using graphene sheets coated with nanowires.
New experiments, new insights into stress corrosion cracking
December 20, 2012MIT researchers now have new insights into how 'stress corrosion cracking' may be affected by nanoscale disruptions in the crystalline structure of metallic materials.
Inspiration from a porcupine’s quills
December 10, 2012Understanding the mechanisms behind quill penetration and extraction could help engineers design better medical devices.
Building a better world
December 4, 2012From fuel cells to bamboo, and from Tanzania to Brazil, MIT senior Arfa Aijazi crosses borders and disciplines to make an impact.
Varanasi selected as outstanding young manufacturing engineer by SME
November 30, 2012MIT professor of mechanical engineering is one of just seven recipients of the award this year.
The music of the silks
November 28, 2012Researchers synthesize a new kind of silk fiber — and find that music can help fine-tune the material’s properties.
Funneling the sun’s energy
November 25, 2012MIT engineers propose a new way of harnessing photons for electricity, with the potential for capturing a wider spectrum of solar energy.
Taking an innovative approach to battery design
April 22, 2012Donald Sadoway’s radical rethinking of electricity storage could revitalize renewable-power technologies.