Nanoscience and nanotechnology
Ferroelectric-graphene-based system could lead to improved information processing
June 20, 2013New system uses two-dimensional structures to guide plasmonic waves at ultrashort wavelength, offering a new platform for memory and computer chips.
An electrical switch for magnetism
May 29, 2013MIT researchers develop a new approach to controlling the motion of magnetic domains; work could lead to low-power computer memory.
Obama hosts Dresselhaus, Graybiel and Luu in Oval Office
April 1, 2013The three MIT scientists are among six winners of the 2012 Kavli Prizes to visit the White House.
Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales
March 31, 2013Researchers find that tiny nanowires can lift liquids as effectively as tubes.
Practicing medicine at the nanoscale
March 11, 2013New approaches to drug delivery offer hope for new, more targeted treatments.
Capturing energy from the sun
January 23, 2013MIT investigators are inspired by a deep-sea bacterium that is able to harvest tiny amounts of incoming solar energy with exquisite efficiency.
James Utterback honored as exemplar of excellence
January 16, 2013Professor was honored by KU Leuven at its bi-annual Leuven International Forum.
New material harvests energy from water vapor
January 10, 2013Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices.
Also labeled: Chemistry and chemical engineering, Energy, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Koch Institute, Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Health sciences and technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Materials science, Materials Science and Engineering, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Nanoelectronics, Polymers, Research
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.
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, Mechanical engineering, Metamaterials, Microfluidics, 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
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.
Recent Course X grad named one of Forbes magazine's '30 Under 30'
December 26, 2012Pedro Valencia PhD '12 honored for drug research.
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.
New technology may enable earlier cancer diagnosis
December 16, 2012Nanoparticles amplify tumor signals, making them much easier to detect in the urine.
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, Research, Semiconductors, Computer chips, Computing, electronics, Manufacturing, Computer science and technology, Electrical engineering and electronics, Microsystems Technology Laboratories
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.
Buongiorno and McKrell awarded more than $400,000 by CEA, France
November 27, 2012The researchers will investigate transient boiling heat transfer phenomena under rapidly escalating heat fluxes.
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.
New injectable gels toughen up after entering the body
November 16, 2012These more durable gels could find applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering.
Stronger than a speeding bullet
November 7, 2012New tests of nanostructured material could lead to better armor against everything from gunfire to micrometeorites.
Department snapshot: Civil and Environmental Engineering
October 24, 2012From bacteria to bridges, CEE researchers tackle natural and built environments.