Mary Boyce to lead Columbia University’s engineering school
March 26, 2013Mechanical Engineering department head named dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Research update: A new model accurately predicts three-dimensional sand flow
March 25, 2013Model may be useful in improving the flow of grain in silos, and drug capsules in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Faculty describe experiments with digital learning on MacVicar Day
March 22, 2013Participants discuss how they are 'reimagining the MIT classroom.'
Also labeled: Awards, honors and fellowships, Education, teaching, academics, Electrical engineering and electronics, Engineering Systems, Faculty, Foreign languages and literatures, History, Internet, MacVicar fellows, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), Online learning, Undergraduate, Special events and guest speakers
Four professors named 2013 MacVicar Fellows
March 15, 2013Griffith, Miller, Schulz and Teng awarded the Institute’s highest undergraduate teaching honor.
New rankings acclaim MIT’s graduate programs in engineering, business
March 11, 2013MIT leads in seven engineering disciplines and three business fields, says U.S. News & World Report.
Also labeled: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Business and management, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Computer science and technology, Education, teaching, academics, Electrical engineering and electronics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Materials science, Nuclear science and engineering, Rankings, Engineering Systems
Radical Innovation course resonates with Italian industry professionals
March 7, 2013Sanjay Sarma urges Italian companies to capitalize on the country's innovative heritage to launch skunkworks efforts.
MIT researchers develop solar-to-fuel roadmap for crystalline silicon
March 4, 2013New analysis points the way to optimizing efficiency of an integrated system for harvesting sunlight to make storable fuel.
Sterilizing with the sun
February 26, 2013Solar concentrating system could replace fuel-powered or electric devices in remote villages.
Daniel Jimenez named Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2013
February 13, 2013Alumnus to pursue graduate studies in engineering for sustainable development at Cambridge University.
‘Invisible’ particles could enhance thermoelectric devices
February 6, 2013New approach could improve the efficiency of devices that harness power from temperature differences.
Purification on the cheap
February 5, 2013System developed at MIT cleans ‘produced water’ from natural gas wells, could lead to improved desalination plants for developing countries.
MIT students create new medical devices
January 30, 2013Precision machine design class links doctors with students to find ways of meeting pressing medical needs for new technology.
Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last
January 20, 2013Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments.
Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries
January 8, 2013MIT researchers are designing tools to analyze cells at the microscale.
Also labeled: Biological engineering, Diagnostic devices, Metamaterials, Microfluidics, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Biomedicine, Engineering Health, Health, Health care, Health sciences and technology, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Medicine, Membranes, Imaging, Lab-on-a-chip, Cancer, Cells, Tumors, Optogenetics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Research
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.
Professor Roger Kamm visualizes sneaky tumor cells with 3-D assay
December 26, 2012Kamm is studying the mechanics of metastasis, the process of cancer-cell migration from one location in the body to another and the cause of more than 90 percent of cancer deaths.
System Design and Management student establishes MIT’s first mining club
December 14, 2012Mining, Oil and Gas Club has sparked interest outside of MIT, notes Juan Esteban Montero.
Final 2.009 projects make outdoor living better
December 11, 2012From rescue beacons to rain shields for bicycles, student innovations offer ways to improve experiences out in the elements.
How ‘transparent’ is graphene?
December 4, 2012MIT researchers find that adding a coating of graphene has little effect on how a surface interacts with liquids — except in extreme cases.
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.
Precisely engineering 3-D brain tissues
November 30, 2012New design technique could enable personalized medicine, studies of brain wiring.
Also labeled: Brain and cognitive sciences, Health sciences and technology, McGovern Institute, Media Lab, Microfabrication, Neurons, Tissue engineering, Artificial tissue, Medicine, Photolithography, 3-D tissues, Biomedicine, Tissue implants, Stem cells, Bioengineering and biotechnology, Biological engineering
John Brisson appointed as director of MIT/SUTD Collaboration Office
November 20, 2012Professor of mechanical engineering will serve as the Institute’s liaison with SUTD leaders in Singapore.
Two MIT teams' work make TIME Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012 list
November 14, 2012