Microsystems Technology Laboratories
Making frequency-hopping radios practical
May 15, 2013New hardware could lead to wireless devices that identify and exploit unused transmission frequencies, using radio spectrum much more efficiently.
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.
Researchers demonstrate record-setting p-type transistor
January 3, 2013New design for a basic component of all computer chips boasts the highest ‘carrier mobility’ yet measured.
Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon’s dominance
December 10, 2012MIT researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built.
Also labeled: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Indium gallium arsenide, Microchips, Silicon, Transistors, Microsystems, Faculty, Moore's Law, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Research, Semiconductors, Computer chips, Computing, electronics, Manufacturing, Computer science and technology, Electrical engineering and electronics
Making ‘nanospinning’ practical
November 20, 2012Nanofibers have a dizzying range of possible applications, but they’ve been prohibitively expensive to make. MIT researchers hope to change that.
Department snapshot: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
November 16, 2012EECS places renewed emphasis on interdisciplinary research, partnerships with alumni and industry, and experiential learning.
Also labeled: Big data, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Computer science and technology, Education, teaching, academics, EdX, Electrical engineering and electronics, Faculty, Industry, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Student life, Students, Undergraduate, Women in engineering, Department snapshot
Medical devices powered by the ear itself
November 7, 2012For the first time, researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential — a natural battery — deep in the inner ear.
MIT-developed ‘microthrusters’ could propel small satellites
August 17, 2012As small as a penny, these thrusters run on jets of ion beams.
Research update: Chips with self-assembling rectangles
July 19, 2012New technique allows production of complex microchip structures in one self-assembling step.
Also labeled: Computer science and technology, Electrical engineering and electronics, Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Materials science, Microchips, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Self-assembly, Semiconductors, Students, National Science Foundation (NSF), Singapore-MIT
New chip captures power from multiple sources
July 9, 2012System developed at MIT could combine power harvested from light, heat and vibrations to run monitoring systems.
Teaching self-assembling structures a new trick
June 7, 2012MIT researchers produce 3-D configurations that could lead to new microchips and other devices.
L. Rafael Reif selected as MIT’s 17th president
May 16, 2012As provost since 2005, the president-elect has inspired innovation and played a critical role in the financial stewardship of the Institute.
Transistors promise more powerful logic, more logical power
March 7, 2012Research could affect U.S. manufacturing indirectly, by helping introduce products difficult to build elsewhere, and directly, by reducing production costs.
Self-aware computing project named a 'world changing' idea by Scientific American
December 20, 2011Project Angstrom selected by magazine's editors; featured in December issue
Bulović named director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories
September 28, 2011Assumes role previously held by Chandrakasan.
Chandrakasan named head of electrical engineering and computer science
June 13, 2011Succeeds Grimson as leader of MIT's largest academic department
MLK Leadership Awards honor three individuals, one program
February 11, 2011Recognize service that reflects the civil rights leader’s ideals
February 11, 2010Harvesting electricity from small temperature differences could enable a new generation of electronic devices that don’t need batteries
January 6, 2010Nanowires made of ‘strained silicon’ — silicon whose atoms have been pried slightly apart — show how to keep increases in computer power coming.