Systems that print mechanical components with metal powder could be used to build lighter, more efficient airplanes.
MIT Professor Paula Hammond talks about the promise of solar energy and why MIT is uniquely positioned to help realize that promise. Interview recorded 4/27/2009.
Molecular Aspects of Materials Design
A paper solar cell circuit is shown powering an LCD clock when illuminated. The entire integrated paper photovoltaic is then fed through a roll-to-roll office laser-jet printer. The resulting ink spells MIT on the device side of the paper array, which then continues to power the LCD clock. The ...
Outside the Box: Crossing Disciplines at MIT profiles three prominent interdisciplinary researchers at MIT. Profiles include Maria Zuber, a geophysicist renowned for her research on planetary surfaces; Vladimir Bulovi?, an electrical engineer developing lightweight ...
This seminar was presented on March 10, 2009 as part of the MITEI Seminar Series. This talk will discuss the research frontier involved with the development of an integrated system based on semiconductor nanowires that act as artificial photosynthetic pigments, which ...
At moderate current (I/I0=.01), phase separation is observed but with less ordering than at slow current.
A team of MIT researchers has found a coating that outperforms others not only in preventing foggy buildups, but also in maintaining good optical properties without distortion.
Karp discusses his team's new medical adhesive that is safe enough for an infant's delicate skin.
A documentary originally produced by the MIT Glass Lab and edited for a 2012 MIT Libraries' exhibition on Glass at MIT.
New materials, architectures, and concepts are needed to realize many low-cost, sustainable energy conversion and carbon mitigation applications.
Assistant professor in MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering Michael Demkowicz designs materials for extreme environments such as high temperature, high stress and radiation damage.
Bettinger describes his work at EmTech 2011: Tailoring polymers for biodegradable implants Carnegie Mellon University As a graduate student at MIT, Christopher Bettinger created strong, rubbery polymers that mimic natural tissue and can be tail
Mediated Matter research integrates computational form-finding strategies with biologically inspired fabrication in order to enhance the relation between natural and man-made environments.
This video gives a quick overview of the department and its lab-centered curriculum.
MIT researchers found that arc-shaped magnetic nanotracks could be used most effectively to control the motion of magnetic microbeads across the surface of a silicon wafer. By combining these arcs, they produced configurations such as this, with two "reservoir" rings ...