Sreya Vangara is one of six MIT students named a 2023 Schwarzman Scholar. Vangara plans to pursue graduate studies in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.November 30, 2021 An energy-storage solution that flows like soft-serve ice cream
Thaneer Malai Narayanan SM ’18, PhD ’21 and his team make the case for a semisolid electrochemical compound as a cost-efficient, grid-scale battery backup for wind and solar power.November 30, 2021 MIT Future Founders Initiative announces prize competition to promote female entrepreneurs in biotech
Professors Ellen Roche and Tal Choen are among nine MIT researchers selected as finalists for 2021 prize supported by Northpond Ventures.November 21, 2021 Peeking into a chrysalis, videos reveal growth of butterfly wing scales
In a new PNAS study, Mathias Kolle and Peter So take a closer look at the growth of butterfly wing scales. Their findings could inform the design of new materials such as iridescent windows or or waterproof textiles.November 18, 2021 Looking to space to cure osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis affects hundreds of millions of people around the globe. MechE Professor, Alan Grodzinsky, ’71, ScD ’74, wants to end their pain.
Jeehwan Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, is using his background in materials science to build a physical neural network and produce cheap semiconductor wafers – technologies that could help bring the artificial intelligence power of super computers to handheld devices.
Millions of people die each year as a result of soot or smoke inhalation from these wood-burning cookstoves. A team of students from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and MIT D-Lab are helping a start-up in Uganda manufacture charcoal briquettes that produce a cleaner burn, minimizing these health risks.