Yogesh Surendranath wants to decarbonize our energy systems

By developing novel electrochemical reactions, he hopes to find new ways to generate energy and reduce greenhouse gases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: chemistry profile research renewable-energy school-of-science faculty mit-energy-initiative

Finding patterns in the noise

Using novel computational approaches, graduate student Sean Liu develops better tools for analyzing data.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
Oct. 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 china pandemic data profile research students graduate-postdoctoral school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science

Shining a light on the quantum world

With funding from MISTI, physicists at MIT and in Israel collaborate to improve understanding and use of quantum light.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science • mit
July 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics graphene x-ray graduate profile light research school-of-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences misti postdoctoral

A wizard of ultrasharp imaging

To oversee its new cutting-edge electron microscopy systems, MIT sought out Frances Ross’ industry-honed expertise.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: microscopy profile research school-of-engineering faculty nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse materials-research-laboratory mitnano 2-d

Ice, ice, maybe

EAPS graduate student Meghana Ranganathan zooms into the microstructure of ice streams to better understand the impacts of climate change.

Laura Carter | School of Science • mit
June 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change global-warming graduate profile research students school-of-science eaps postdoctoral

From delayed deceleration to Zooming

Jacqueline Thomas PhD ’20 recounts her final academic year at MIT, from once-in-a-lifetime field work to a virtual thesis defense.

Sara Cody | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
June 14, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: sustainability aircraft covid-19 pandemic data graduate profile research aviation students school-of-engineering alumniae aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering computer-modeling postdoctoral air-traffic

Capturing stardust

Danielle Frostig, a physics graduate student, is developing an instrument to study how the heaviest elements in the universe are produced.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science • mit
June 12, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics astrophysics space graduate profile research students school-of-science kavli-institute ligo astronomy-and-planetary-science postdoctoral

A scientist turns to entrepreneurship

After delivering novel computational methods for nuclear problems, nuclear science and engineering PhD candidate Pablo Ducru plunges into startup life.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy startups graduate profile research school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie nuclear-science-and-engineering nuclear-power-and-reactors postdoctoral

Making an impact through chemical engineering

Hadley Sikes designs simple-to-use diagnostic devices that could benefit patients around the world.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 profile disease research school-of-engineering faculty chemical-engineering singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart diagnostics

A chemist investigates how proteins assume their shape

Matt Shoulders hopes to shed light on diseases linked to flawed protein folding.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: chemistry profile disease research school-of-science faculty

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