Interdisciplinary materials science a key to progress | MIT News

Bringing together researchers from different science and engineering fields for Materials Day Symposium promises solutions to energy, health, and other needs.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Nov. 5, 2017 ~22 min

Making renewable power more viable for the grid | MIT News

“Air-breathing” battery can store electricity for months, for about a fifth the cost of current technologies.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 11, 2017 ~8 min

Fikile Brushett and Florence Wagner named to Chemical and Engineering News “Talented 12” | MIT News

MIT affiliates recognized for their innovative approaches to energy storage and drug discovery.

Melanie Miller Kaufman | Department of Chemical Engineering • mit
Sept. 1, 2017 ~3 min

Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material | MIT News

Study explains conflicting results from other experiments, may lead to batteries with more energy per pound.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 15, 2017 ~7 min

Hybrid drones carry heavier payloads for greater distances | MIT News

Startup’s gas-electric engines may pave way for package delivery and human flight.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 4, 2017 ~10 min

Study suggests route to improving rechargeable lithium batteries | MIT News

Smooth surfaces may prevent harmful deposits from working their way into a solid electrolyte.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 12, 2017 ~7 min

Kit Cummins awarded the American Chemical Society Pauling Medal | MIT News

Award presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievement in chemistry in the spirit of, and in honor of, Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling.

Danielle Randall | Department of Chemistry • mit
June 28, 2017 ~3 min

Batteries that “drink” seawater could power long-range underwater vehicles | MIT News

Startup’s novel aluminum batteries increase the range of UUVs tenfold.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
June 15, 2017 ~8 min

High-temperature devices made from films that bend as they “breathe” | MIT News

Mechanical actuators developed by MIT team expand and contract as they let oxygen in and out.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 8, 2017 ~5 min

How some battery materials expand without cracking | MIT News

Brittle electrodes handle expansion by going glassy, study shows.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 12, 2017 ~6 min