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Tonio Buonassisi
Mechanical engineering professor pursues a vision of a cleaner, more energy-efficient world.
Jan 13, 2015
MIT researchers have designed a microfluidic device that allows them to precisely trap pairs of cells (one red, one green) and observe how they interact over time.
New device allows scientists to glimpse communication between immune cells.
Jan 13, 2015
Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory believe that household robots should take advantage of their mobility and their relatively static environments to make object recognition easier
Jan 12, 2015
MIT chemistry graduate student Jolene Mork holds bottles of fluorescent quantum dots. Mork examines how fast energy transfers from one quantum dot to another.
MIT chemistry graduate student Jolene Mork examines rates of excitonic-energy transfer.
Jan 12, 2015
Shaoul "Ziggy" Ezekiel
Professor Emeritus Shaoul “Ziggy” Ezekiel, an MIT alumnus who spent 46 years at the Institute as a professor in the departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.
Jan 12, 2015
One of the researchers' new photon detectors, deposited athwart a light channel — or "waveguide" (horizontal black band) — on a silicon optical chip.
Packing single-photon detectors on an optical chip is a crucial step toward quantum-computational circuits.
Jan 9, 2015
Ju Li, the Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and professor of materials science and engineering
Ju Li, the Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and professor of materials science and engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).
Jan 9, 2015
An employee of Global Cycle Solutions introduces a solar lamp to villagers in rural Tanzania.
From bike-mounted maize shellers to solar lamps, startup brings more efficient tools to rural Tanzania.
Jan 8, 2015
Five members of MIT CSAIL have been honored as 2014 ACM fellows. Clockwise from top left: Srini Devadas, Eric Grimson, Daniela Rus, Ronitt Rubinfeld, and Robert Morries.
The Association for Computer Machinery cites Devadas, Grimson, Morris, Rubinfeld, and Rus as having "provided key knowledge" to computing.
Jan 8, 2015
11 MIT affiliates and more than 30 alumni are identified as movers, makers, and game changers in their respective fields.
Jan 8, 2015
Katie Bodner
Senior Katie Bodner thrives in synthetic biology, where guidelines are just being established.
Jan 7, 2015
Magnetic tunnel junctions hidden under cones of tungsten used as an etch mask. The tunnel junctions were made from a film deposited by Weigang Wang’s group at the University of Arizona, and patterned using self-assembled block copolymer lithography in Professor Caroline Ross’ group.
Caroline Ross and Geoffrey Beach are studying how the “spin” of electrons on nanomagnets could be manipulated to create faster, more energy-efficient computers.
Jan 7, 2015
A heat map of a home captured by one of Essess' thermal-imaging cars.
Startup’s thermal-imaging cars can quickly track energy leaks in thousands of homes and buildings.
Jan 5, 2015
2013 MPC-CMSE Summer Scholar Megan Beck worked on synthesizing lead sulfide (PbS) quantum dots in the lab of William A. Tisdale, the Charles and Hilda Roddey Career Development Professor in Chemical Engineering at MIT. Beck is now a doctoral student in materials science at Northwestern University.
Morgan Beck and Sarah Arveson contribute as interns to research in the Tisdale Lab.
Dec 31, 2014
A. Jolene Mork, a fifth-year MIT graduate student in chemistry, and Mark C. Weidman, a fourth-year MIT chemical engineering graduate student, work with an array of mirrors and lenses coupled to a laser that directs a light beam to a microscope (not shown) for carrying out time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy experiments in the Tisdale Lab at MIT.
MIT chemical engineering graduate student Mark Weidman and colleagues demonstrate how to synthesize lead sulfide nanocrystals of uniform size.
Dec 30, 2014
Many groundbreaking innovations took place inside the walls of the Stata Center this year.
Here are eight of the coolest things that happened at CSAIL in 2014.
Dec 29, 2014
Vivienne Sze (right) receives the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) from Fariba Farhoo, the DARPA YFA program manager, on Oct. 3 in Arlington, Va.
Award honors work on real-time energy-efficient visual data processing for portable media, which will impact elderly-assistance and advanced driver-assistance systems.
Dec 23, 2014
Arvind, the Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Professor in Computer Science and Engineering and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Arvind has been elected as Foreign Fellow to the India National Academy of Sciences.
Dec 23, 2014
New programming language automatically coordinates interactions between Web page components.
Dec 23, 2014
William A. Tisdale, the Charles and Hilda Roddey Career Development Professor in Chemical Engineering at MIT, has found surprising phenomena exhibited by excitons in quantum dots.
Understanding and controlling how energy moves in nanostructured materials such as quantum dots motivates assistant professor of chemical engineering William Tisdale.
Dec 23, 2014
New CSAIL genomics work suggests vocalizing birds could tell us more about speech disorders.
New CSAIL genomics work suggests vocalizing birds could tell us more about speech disorders.
Dec 22, 2014
Institute Professor Mildred Dresselhaus
The IEEE Medal of Honor will be given to Dresselhaus in June for "leadership and contributions across many fields of science and engineering."
Dec 19, 2014
Anisha Gururaj
Rhodes Scholar Anisha Gururaj aims to connect life-changing technologies with people who need them.
Dec 18, 2014