Chemistry and chemical engineering
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.
New technique allows simulation of noncrystalline materials
June 21, 2012Multidisciplinary team develops mathematical approach that could help in simulating materials for solar cells and LEDs.
Researchers achieve RNA interference, in a lighter package
June 3, 2012Pared-down nucleic acid nanoparticle poses less risk of side effects, offers better targeting.
New coating for hip implants could prevent premature failure
April 18, 2012Nanoscale films developed at MIT promote bone growth, creating a stronger seal between implants and patients’ own bone.
13 faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 17, 2012
MIT students teach hands-on learning abroad
April 9, 2012MISTI Global Teaching Labs attracts students looking to share the Institute's unique approach to science and engineering education.
Two from MIT named Goldwater Scholars
March 29, 2012Undergraduates receive top honor in collegiate math, science and engineering education.
Five faculty to receive ACS awards
March 13, 2012