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Ming Dao, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator & Director, Nanomechanics Laboratory @ MIT
Principal Research Scientist, Dept of Materials Sci & Eng @ MIT
Principal Investigator, Infectious Diseases IRG @ SMART Center
Adjunct Professor, CAMP-Nano @ Xi'an Jiaotong University

Office: Room 4-045, Email: mingdao@mit.edu,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139


Current Research Interests

  • Biomechanics and Biophysics of the Cell
  • Malaria
  • Nanoscale Properties of Biological Materials
  • Nanostructured or Amorphous Materials
  • Nano-Indentation and Micro-Indentation
  • Surfaces and Thin Films
  • Functionally Graded Materials

Selected Publications


Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award, 2013, Materials Transaction, Japan Institute of Metals and Materials
  • Singapore Research Professor of Bioengineering and Infectious Disease, 2012, MIT
  • No. 1 among Top 25 Hottest Articles, April-June 2007, Acta Materialia
  • Best Paper Award, 2006, Materials Transaction, Japan Institute of Metals
  • Best Poster Award, 1994, MRS Symposium on High Temperature Ordered Intermetallics Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Best Graduating Student Award, 1989, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.
  • Chinese National Math Competition, 2nd Price, 1984, China.