Married couple Larissa Nietner SM ’14 PhD ’17 and Scott Nill SM ’14 PhD ’18 fell in love - and founded two companies - as MIT graduate students.February 10, 2019 Acoustic waves can monitor stiffness of living cells
MIT engineers, including Professor Scott Manalis, have devised a new, noninvasive way to measure the stiffness of living cells using acoustic waves. The technique could be useful for precision medicine.February 10, 2019 Six MIT researchers elected to the National Academy of Engineering for 2019
Gareth McKinley was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions in rheology, understanding of complex fluid dynamical instabilities, and interfacial engineering of super-repellent textured surfaces.February 7, 2019 New pill can deliver insulin
A team of researchers, including visiting scientist Giovanni Traverso, have developed a capsule that releases insulin in the stomach and could replace injections for patients with type 2 diabetes.February 6, 2019 Unleashing perovskites’ potential for solar cells
A team of researchers including Professor Tonio Buonassisi have been able to decipher a key aspect of the behavior of perovskites made with different formulations, finding a "sweet spot" to enhance performance.
Associate Professor Cullen Buie researches a novel method to quickly sort and identify the various strains of bacteria.
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.