Study finds electrical fields can throw a curveball

Particle-scale phenomenon akin to the swerving of a curveball could allow selective separation of suspended nanomaterials.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~7 min

Tags: research chemical-engineering school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology physics national-science-foundation-nsf nasa

Making tissue stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible

Chemical process called ELAST allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: picower-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes chemical-engineering school-of-engineering neuroscience microscopy tissue-engineering imaging research national-institutes-of-health-nih

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

Technique could enable cheaper fertilizer production

Chemical engineers take a step toward generating ammonia with small-scale, electrochemical reactors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research chemical-engineering energy school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf developing-countries agriculture j-wafs mit-energy-initiative

New model of the GI tract could speed drug development

Studies of drug absorption in the small intestine could help researchers identify medicines that can be taken orally.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research drug-delivery chemical-engineering mechanical-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih drug-development

MIT’s Love Lab developing a Covid-19 vaccine to potentially reach billions

Manufacturability is key to producing a widely available, affordable vaccine.

Ashley Belanger | School of Engineering • mit
April 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: school-of-engineering koch-institute chemical-engineering biological-engineering covid-19 pandemic vaccines manufacturing health-care research medicine

Nanosensor can alert a smartphone when plants are stressed

Carbon nanotubes embedded in leaves detect chemical signals that are produced when a plant is damaged.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: research carbon-nanotubes plants nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering school-of-engineering carbon department-of-energy-doe singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart

“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

Chemical engineers have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 30, 2020 ~7 min

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

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 • mit
March 26, 2020 ~8 min

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


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