Chemistry and chemical engineering
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.
Two MIT chemists win ACS awards
August 22, 2012Buchwald, Swager honored by the American Chemical Society
Teaching a microbe to make fuel
August 20, 2012Genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel.
Patterning defect-free nanocrystal films with nanometer resolution
August 19, 2012New process developed at MIT could enable better LED displays, solar cells and biosensors — and foster basic physics research.
ChemLab Boot Camp: MIT OpenCourseWare launches reality series
August 14, 2012A new series of videos to be published this fall follows 14 MIT freshmen through their introduction to hands-on science.
Graphene’s behavior depends on where it sits
August 12, 2012New findings show that the material beneath the thin carbon sheets determines how they react chemically and electrically.
Wrinkled surfaces could have widespread applications
July 31, 2012MIT team discovers way of making perfectly ordered and repeatable surfaces with patterns of microscale wrinkles.
UC Berkeley joins edX
July 24, 2012UC Berkeley joins Harvard and MIT not-for-profit online-learning collaborative; edX broadens free course offerings into public health, computer science and solid-state chemistry; opens registration
Researchers explain how dye-based nanotubes can help harvest light’s energy
July 5, 2012Tiny cylinders help reveal how natural-light-harvesting antennae collect light with exceptional efficiency.