MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
DMSE and MIT graduate engineering ranked first by U.S. News for 2021
MIT's graduate program in engineering has again earned a No. 1 spot in U.S. News and Word Report’s58棋牌App annual rankings, and DMSE again placed first in the individual engineering disciplines. We are so proud that our wonderful students and faculty are recognized
Information about MIT's response to COVID-19
informed by the center for disease control (cdc) and the massachusetts department of public health, mit is acting to keep our community safe and stop the spread of covid-19. the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and their families are of the utmost importance to all of us — the situation is evolving and we will provide up-to-date information as we have it.
Deep learning for mechanical property evaluation
A standard method for testing some of the mechanical properties of materials is to poke them with a sharp point. This “indentation technique” can provide detailed measurements of how the material responds to the point’s force, as a function of its penetration depth. But while indentation techniques, including nanoindentation, work well for measuring some properties, they exhibit large errors when probing plastic properties of materials. An international team has developed a new analytical technique that can improve the estimation of mechanical properties of metallic materials from instrumented indention, with as much as 20 times greater accuracy than existing methods. Ming Dao is the co-lead and senior author of this paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, combining indentation experiments with computational modeling of materials using the latest machine learning tools.
Polina Anikeeva named a 2020 MacVicar Faculty Fellow
congratulations to professor polina anikeeva, who was named a 2020 macvicar fellow. the macvicar fellowships are mit's highest teaching award, recognizing creativity and excellence in undergraduate education. professor anikeeva is richly deserving of this honor; she is dedicated to course 3 students, and they recognize how she believes in them, encourages them, and pushes them to do the best job possible.
Enhancing cancer immunotherapy with nanomedicine
professor darrell irvine has a new paper published in nature on using nanomaterials to enhance immune-system treatments of cancer. the team of researchers discuss how nanomedicine-based treatment strategies are well suited to immunotherapy on the basis of nanomaterials’ ability to direct immunomodulators to tumours and lymphoid organs, to alter the way biologics engage with target immune cells and to accumulate in myeloid cells in tumours and systemic compartments.
Developing new ways to advance copper production
58棋牌Appcopper and sulfur are two products of a new electrochemical process that the allanore group has proposed, which converts natural sulfide minerals into liquid copper and elemental sulfur. copper is the backbone of the electronic area we live in, and is predicted to support the deployment of sustainable power generation. sulfur is an essential chemical element, source of power, acids or sulfates such as used in agriculture.
Imitating mussels to create strong hydrogels
mit researchers have found a way to create strong, flexible threads by imitating the natural ability of mussels. during the 2019 materials research society fall meeting, grad student sean cazzell presented his and professor niels holten-andersen's findings, which could potentially have use in advanced 3d printing of synthetic tissues and other biomedical applications.