It's been two decades sinceProfessor Lionel C. Kimerling, the Thomas Lord Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, left Bell Labs to teach and conduct research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he has no regrets. Kimerling challenges students to define a problem and solve it as part of a team. Read more
Germanium laser faces engineering challenges
Cost, bandwidth density and energy consumption remain engineering challenges for thegermanium laser on chip first demonstrated by Professor Kimerling's Electronic Materials Research Group. "The team has gone through about 20 years' worth of effort in probably two years," says Kotura Inc. CTO Dr. Mehdi Asghari. Read more
Work by Silvija Gradeńćak, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, has demonstrated 4.1 percent power conversion efficiency in a solar cell using graphene as a cathode and zinc oxide nanowires with cadmium sulphide quantum dots. Read more.
Materials Day 2012
Bright side of the energy future
Implantable glucosepowered battery for medical devices
Tiny piezoelectric generators that convert everyday vibrations to electricity
Read more highlights of Materials Day at MIT on Oct. 17, 2012.
Materials Day Opportunity Brief and poster session abstracts are now available.
Summer Scholars Applications Now Being Accepted Undergraduate Research Opportunities
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