ENGINEERING IN ACTION

  • Compassionate mentorship both inside and outside the lab

    Compassionate mentorship both inside and outside the lab

    Although his professional expertise lies in developing chemical catalysts, MIT Visiting Professor Karthish Manthiram also makes sure to catalyze positive relationships with his graduate students.
  • Student, Alum Team Up to Combat Covid

    Student, Alum Team Up to Combat Covid

    “One of the reasons I like to interview for MIT is to be inspired—and maybe inspire a little bit back,” says George Hu ’89, a former Microsoft developer and creator of the language used for macros in Microsoft Excel. Hu says interviewing MIT applicants in his native Seattle is one way he stays connected to […]
  • Diagnosing cancer with a barcode-inspired test

    Diagnosing cancer with a barcode-inspired test

    As Dana Al-Sulaiman peers into a microscope, a row of dots appears on a slide. These dots can help provide a cancer diagnosis. Al-Sulaiman was inspired by barcodes found on consumer products.
  • A pet brand on a mission

    A pet brand on a mission

    Two years ago, as Rhett James was starting a dual-degree MBA/master’s degree in city planning, a chance meeting with Leyou Tameru, a legal consultant based in Ethiopia, would take him down an unexpected path. An architect by trade, James had an eye for design, but never anticipated that he would go into consumer goods. When […]
  • Meet this year’s MathWorks Fellows: A three-part series, III

    Meet this year’s MathWorks Fellows: A three-part series, III

    When the Perseverance Rover landed on Mars last February, it carried with it an oxygen generation experiment called MOXIE. The instrument uses electrolysis to split oxygen out of a Martian atmosphere predominantly composed of carbon dioxide. When the system is initiated, it can produce enough oxygen for one human to breathe for a little more […]

IN THE NEWS

Meet the 2021-22 Accenture Fellows

Meet the 2021-22 Accenture Fellows

The 2021-22 Accenture Fellows are bolstering research and igniting ideas to help transform global business. go
MIT’s top research stories of…

MIT’s top research stories of 2021

The year’s popular research stories include a promising new approach to cancer immunotherapy, the confirmation of a 50-year-old theorem, and a major fusion breakthrough. go
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