Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials

Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 years.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 26, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research machine-learning batteries metals chemical-engineering school-of-engineering artificial-intelligence materials-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa


Covid-19 diagnostic based on MIT technology might be tested on patient samples soon

A variety of MIT research projects could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Anne Trafton | Jennifer Chu | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 12, 2020 | mit

~11 mins   

Tags: research bacteria public-health microbes medicine chemical-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering disease transportation influenza institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering

Mathematical model could lead to better treatment for diabetes

A new model can predict which types of glucose-responsive insulin will work in humans and animals.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
March 9, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering school-of-engineering health-sciences-and-technology diabetes medicine

Decarbonizing the making of consumer products

Researchers are devising new methods of synthesizing chemicals used in goods from clothing, detergents, and antifreeze to pharmaceuticals and plastics.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative
Feb. 5, 2020 | mit

~15 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative chemical-engineering research energy emissions manufacturing school-of-engineering industry carbon


Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

New light-sensitive material could eliminate some of the endoscopic procedures needed to remove gastrointestinal devices.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Jan. 17, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research medicine mechanical-engineering chemical-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih health-sciences-and-technology

A new way to remove contaminants from nuclear wastewater

Method concentrates radionuclides in a small portion of a nuclear plant’s wastewater, allowing the rest to be recycled.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
Dec. 19, 2019 | mit

~6 mins   

Tags: research school-of-engineering chemical-engineering energy water desalination mathematics nuclear-science-and-engineering

Storing medical information below the skin’s surface

Specialized dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Dec. 18, 2019 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering vaccines koch-institute school-of-engineering health-science-and-technology medicine developing-countries quantum-dots

Monthly birth control pill could replace daily doses

Long-lasting capsule can remain in the stomach and release contraceptive drugs over several weeks.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Dec. 4, 2019 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research drug-delivery chemical-engineering mechanical-engineering koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering health medicine developing-countries women drug-development

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