MTL News Archives for 2016

August 30, 2016

Reducing runoff pollution by making spray droplets less bouncy

Varanasi group researchers find a way to make pesticides stick to leaves instead of bouncing off.

August 29, 2016

New solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts

Exposed in step-like formation, layers of new photovoltaic cell harvest more of sun's energy.

August 26, 2016

3-D printed structures "remember" their shapes

Heat-responsive materials may aid in controlled drug delivery and solar panel tracking.

August 24, 2016

Study reveals new physics of how fluids flow in porous media

Key flow mechanisms, crucial to carbon sequestration and fuel-cell operation, have been visualized.

MTL Staff Comings & Goings

MTL is now at full staff in administrative, technical positions.

August 23, 2016

A new eye on the middle ear

Shortwave infrared instrument from MIT could see deeper, help improve diagnosis of ear infections.

August 18, 2016

Duane Boning named head of Leaders for Global Operations program

Boning succeeds David Simchi-Levi as engineering faculty director of master's program.

New MTL Core Faculty: Max Shulaker

MTL welcomes Professor Max Shulaker, an expert on nanosystems exploiting emerging nanotechnologies.

August 15, 2016

Booting up spin-based device studies

Summer Scholar Grant Smith works to establish parameters for making ferromagnetic thin films in the Luqiao Liu lab.

August 9, 2016

Toward practical quantum computers

Built-in optics could enable chips that use trapped ions as quantum bits.

August 8, 2016

Replicating the connection between muscles and nerves

New chip could help test drugs for ALS, other neuromuscular disorders.

August 4, 2016

Martin Schmidt named Ray and Maria Stata Professor

MIT provost and leader in microscale and nanoscale fabrication appointed to the Ray and Maria Stata Professorship in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.