Chemistry and chemical engineering
Finding his voice
January 17, 2013First-generation college student Eric Trac makes the most of MIT — whether through medical research or community service.
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: 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, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Polymers, Research
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.
Recent Course X grad named one of Forbes magazine's '30 Under 30'
December 26, 2012Pedro Valencia PhD '12 honored for drug research.
Chisholm, Langer awarded nation’s highest honors for scientists and inventors
December 21, 2012Two MIT professors are awarded the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
MIT researchers discover a new kind of magnetism
December 19, 2012Experiments demonstrate ‘quantum spin liquid,’ which could have applications in new computer memory storage.
Inspiration from a porcupine’s quills
December 10, 2012Understanding the mechanisms behind quill penetration and extraction could help engineers design better medical devices.
Lindsey Anne Gilman: Better boiling for more efficient energy production
December 4, 2012
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.
New injectable gels toughen up after entering the body
November 16, 2012These more durable gels could find applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering.
Department snapshot: Mechanical Engineering
October 16, 2012More MechE students choose to design their own education.
Drawing a line, with carbon nanotubes
October 8, 2012New low-cost, durable carbon nanotube sensors can be etched with mechanical pencils.
A brain beyond borders
September 25, 2012MIT senior Victoria Okuneye traveled to Mexico and Jamaica to pursue her passions for neuroscience and global service.
Open Education on the Move: An Interview with Vijay Kumar
September 20, 2012Director of MIT's Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT) discusses some of the key concepts propelling the open education movement.
Also labeled: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Alumni/ae, Education, teaching, academics, Educational Innovation and Technology, EdX, Faculty, Information Services and Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MITx, Open access, Open Learning Enterprise, OpenCourseWare
Inauguration festivities off to a stimulating start
September 19, 2012Innovation symposium touches on a dizzying array of topics, with themes of interdisciplinary collaboration, energy and innovation for the developing world.
Also labeled: Entrepreneurship, History of MIT, Inauguration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), President L. Rafael Reif, Research, Special events and guest speakers, Alumni/ae, Faculty, Staff, Students, Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Business and management, Energy, Mechanical engineering, Urban studies and planning
Jeffrey Steinfeld named ACS Fellow
August 29, 2012MIT chemist is one of 96 recognized for outstanding accomplishments in the field.
Merging tissue and electronics
August 26, 2012New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices.