Researchers at MIT have developed a solar thermophotovoltaic device that experimentally demonstrates a three-fold increase in energy conversion efficiency. Their device builds upon solar thermophotovoltaic technologies, adding a nanophotonic absorber-emitter that is tuned for optimal ...
Jingnan describes how she overcame the challenge of learning English as a teenager when she moved to the United States from China and realized from a research experience that she can use science to help people.
Jingnan research focuses on converting carbon dioxide, an environmental pollutant, into biofuel. Jingnan explains how she engineers a carbon-storing microorganism into a biofuel production pathway. She discusses kinetic parameters she is able to change, such as using a ...
Ben describes his realization that his love of problem-solving in math class could have an application in chemistry research. He urges anyone intimidated by science to give it another shot because it can be a lot of fun.
Ben discusses the concept of orbital degeneracy (two orbitals with the same energy) in relation to his research on nanoscale MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Specifically, he explains how energy level differences detected with nanoscale MRI can lead to the generation of three-dimensional ...
Stefanie describes how an exciting “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” convinced her to become a chemist. She considers chemistry to be a bridge between biology and physics that can help explain observations made in everyday life.
RNA interference (RNAi) is a process in which small pieces of silencing RNA (siRNA) bind to cellular RNA, thereby shutting down the production of the encoded protein. Lourdes discusses how understanding hydrogen bonding and bond strengths is essential to her research ...
Lourdes, a Cuban-American, shares her greatest source of inspiration throughout her journey to becoming a scientist, a story of her father’s remarkable perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity.
This video showcases our 4th Design Innovation Workshop done in Mumbai, from January 27 to February 1. It had 10 themes ranging from banking to mobility, imaging to fabrication, agriculture to magic, and much more. More than 30 researchers participated across MIT to mentor 400+ participants ...
Graduate student Lawrence Barriner ll talks about how he ended up applying and coming to MIT and his path to the program in Urban Studies and Planning.
George Westerman, Research Scientist at MIT Sloan Center for Digital Business, discusses productivity from digital.
A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms, modeled after those used for offshore oil drilling, could help avoid such consequences in the future.
Can entrepreneurs be made?
MIT chemical engineering professor Patrick Doyle and Lincoln Laboratory technical staff member Albert Swiston have invented a new type of tiny, smartphone-readable particle that could help authenticate currency, electronic parts, and more.
TRANSFORM fuses technology and design to celebrate its transformation from a piece of still furniture to a dynamic machine driven by the stream of data and energy.
Dean David Schmittlein of the MIT Sloan School of Management and Dean Ian Waitz of the MIT School of Engineering discuss the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program.
Professor Ju Li talks about recent work using in situ transmission electron microscopy to study electrochemical reactions simultaneously with microstructure evolution and mechanics.
MIT Sloan Dean David Schmittlein appears on CEO Global Foresight to discuss how the United States is leading world innovation in life sciences, information technology, and energy.
Introduces the fundamentals of machine tool and computer tool use. Students work with a variety of machine tools including the bandsaw, milling machine, and lathe.