November 10th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have “developed a method to make synthetic, sticky hydrogel that is more than 90 percent water” that is “tougher than natural adhesives employed by mussels and barnacles,” according to a recent MIT News article.
November 4th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Driven by the mission to develop a more practical, lower-cost solution to infrared vision technology, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are turning to a trendy material: graphene.
September 22nd, 2015 | by Eileen De Guire
In a video tribute, former students of the late Hamlin Jennings remember how he taught them to conduct scientific inquiry and to think broadly and without prejudice
September 16th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Dr. William David Kingery is still revered for his myriad contributions to the study of modern ceramics. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology materials science and engineering department reopened the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Laboratory in April and students have been busy at work in the new space ever since.
September 15th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Customizing 3-D printing, graphene relative phagraphene discovered, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 15, 2015.
August 27th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Micron3DP isn’t the only group that’s 3-D printing with glass. A collaboration of groups at MIT has developed its own additive manufacturing process for 3-D printing optically transparent glass, called G3DP.
August 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
MIT spinout company Cambridge Electronics Inc. is helping gallium nitride get into the center ring with its recent announcement of “a line of GaN transistors and power electronic circuits that promise to cut energy usage in data centers, electric cars, and consumer devices by 10 to 20 percent worldwide by 2025,” according to an MIT News article.
July 7th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Sodium titanate nanowires for nuclear decontamination, pick-and-mix materials for robotics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 7, 2015.
April 23rd, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
MIT’s materials science and engineering department celebrates the reopening of the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Laboratory (nee MIT Glass Lab). According to an MIT news release, the renovation not only adds more space but new equipment, increased safety features, and improved ventilation systems
April 3rd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology adds another to the list of things that aren't as they seem—the effect of dislocations on ionic transport within metal oxides.