• Jan. 11, 2013
    There’s a tricky chemical trade-off at work in our skies. As greenhouse gases provide their famous warming effect to Earth’s surface, aerosol pollution in the atmosphere actually partly counteracts...
  • Jan. 4, 2013
    The late MIT Professor Harold “Doc” Edgerton enchanted the world with his high-speed flash photography, which could “freeze time” down to the millionth of a second — as a bullet tore through a banana...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
      Zhang Baile Named One of Top 35 Innovators Under 35 Assistant Professor Zhang Baile of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has recently been recognized by Technology Review’s highly...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    We are pleased to introduce two new faculty members to the Department, Lieutenant Commander Jerod Ketcham and Assistant Professor Alexie Kolpak.   Alexie Kolpak, Assistant Professor Professor...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    We are pleased to announce the promotions of Professor Daniel Frey and Professor Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou, both from the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure to Full Professor; Professor Pierre...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
      “In this issue, we showcase the immense impact our faculty research has had on human health and comfort, consumer empowerment, and fundamental biological understanding.” Mary C. Boyce, Ford...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    The 2-A Flexible Degree Program Offers In-Depth Undergraduate Study   Professor Youcef-Toumi directs students in one of MechE’s robotics courses, Course 2.12 Introduction to Robotics. Photo Credit...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    CEO and Founder, WiCare   by Alissa Mallinson   Photo courtesy of Danielle Zurovcik Danielle Zurovcik (SM ‘07, PhD ‘11) conducted her doctoral research on a high-tech medical device, but in her free...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    CEO and Cofounder, Firefly BioWorks   by Alissa Mallinson Photo courtesy of Davide Marini What was missing in the biomedical market that inspired you to cofound Firefly? Many of the technologies...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    Assistant Professor Sangbae Kim works on his lab’s current bioinspired project, the robotic cheetah. Photo Credit: M. Scott Brauer by Alissa Mallinson MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    Engineering Light-Activated Muscles   by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office   Many robotic designs take nature as their muse: sticking to walls like geckos, swimming through water like tuna, sprinting...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    Visualizing Sneaky Tumor Cells   Professor Roger Kamm and PhD candidate Ioannis Zervantonakis. Photo Credit: Tony Pulsone   by Alissa Mallinson   Not many people have watched as a single tumor...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    In a New Microchip, Cells Separate by Rolling Away   Associate Professor Rohit Karnik in his lab. Karnik’s new microfluidic device isolates target cells (in pink) from the rest of the flow by...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    A Lifetime of Bioengineering Achievement   by Alissa Mallinson   Photo credit: Tony Pulsone Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering C. Forbes Dewey Jr. first came to MIT’s...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    A Lifetime of Biomaterials Engineering Achievement   by Alissa Mallinson   Professor Ioannis V. YannasPhoto courtesy of Professor Yannas In 1969, Professor Ioannis V. Yannas was an expert on fibers...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    The Micro Mass Spectrometer   by Alissa Mallinson   Photo credit: Tony Pulsone Professor Ian W. Hunter sat down with us recently to discuss one of his newest inventions, a miniature (“micro”) mass...
  • Dec. 4, 2012
    Oceans at MIT's Genevieve Wanucha sat down with Chiang C. Mei, Ford Professor Emeritus of Engineering in MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, to ask for his perspective on the...
  • Dec. 4, 2012
    Three MIT researchers were named Marine Microbiology Initiative investigators on Monday by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation — an honor that includes funding for pioneering research in the field...
  • Nov. 21, 2012
    Each winter, wide swaths of the Arctic Ocean freeze to form sheets of sea ice that spread over millions of square miles. This ice acts as a massive sun visor for the Earth, reflecting solar radiation...
  • Nov. 9, 2012
    Anna Mikusheva receives Elaine Bennett Research PrizePrize recognizes outstanding young women in economics Anna Mikusheva, the Castle Krob Career Development Assistant Professor of Economics, has...

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