New drug-formulation method may lead to smaller pills
Chemical engineers have found a way to load more drug into a tablet, which could then be made smaller and easier to swallow.
Visualizing cement hydration on a molecular level
Imaging technique could enable new pathways for reducing concrete’s hefty carbon footprint, as well as for 3-D printing of concrete.
Tiny particles power chemical reactions
A new material made from carbon nanotubes can generate electricity by scavenging energy from its environment.
On systemic sources of early life stress, and empathetic responses
At Picower Institute symposium, speakers describe harms of early exposure to trauma, racism, as well as the restorative power of understanding, nurturing, and extending opportunity.
Experiential learning through entrepreneurship
For Gabrielle Finear, a senior studying computer science, working on two startup ideas in MIT Sandbox provided hands-on learning to complement her coursework.
William Dalzell, influential lecturer in chemical engineering at MIT, dies at 84
Known for his quick wit, the MIT alumnus spent his career fostering hands-on learning for generations of chemical engineering students.
Engineers create a programmable fiber
In a first, the digital fiber contains memory, temperature sensors, and a trained neural network program for inferring physical activity.
Accelerating AI at the speed of light
Yichen Shen PhD '16 is CEO of Lightelligence, an MIT spinout using photonics to reinvent computing for artificial intelligence.
From gas to solar, bringing meaningful change to Nigeria’s energy systems
Chemical engineering senior Awele Uwagwu works to accelerate the adoption of solar energy in Nigeria.
3D printing tiny parts for big impact
Professor Nicholas Fang’s startup Boston Micro Fabrication uses a novel light-focusing method to make ultraprecise printers.