New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 28, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: chemistry research drug-delivery imaging polymers school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih national-science-foundation-nsf

Technique enables adaptable 3-D printing | MIT News

Once fabricated, objects can be altered by adding new polymers.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Jan. 13, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  chemistry  research  school-of-science  3-d-printing  chemical-engineering  polymers  national-science-foundation-nsf  manufacturing

3-D antibody arrays offer better sensing | MIT News

New tool could help diagnose malaria and other diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Jan. 4, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  research  polymers  sensors  chemical-engineering  immunology  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  school-of-engineering

Faculty highlight: Robert Macfarlane | MIT News

MIT chemist constructs nanoparticle-based crystals by programming interactions of synthetic polymers and biopolymers at the molecular level.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center | Oct. 14, 2016
~20 mins |

Tags:  faculty  profile  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  research  materials-processing-center  polymers  chemistry  school-of-engineering

A better way to assay | MIT News

New design of large-scale microparticle arrays can make materials science and bioengineering applications more scalable, precise, and versatile.

Melanie Kaufman | Department of Chemical Engineering | Sept. 30, 2016
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  chemical-engineering  biological-engineering  microparticles  polymers  national-science-foundation-nsf  national-institutes-of-health-nih  materials-science-and-engineering  school-of-engineering

New theory overcomes a longstanding polymer problem | MIT News

Technique for calculating elasticity could aid design of new materials.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Sept. 15, 2016
~5 mins |

Tags:  research  chemistry  polymers  chemical-engineering  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf

The promise of fluorescent polymer gels | MIT News

Color-changing materials could be used to detect structural failure in energy-related equipment.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | July 1, 2016
~13 mins |

Tags:  research  mit-energy-initiative  materials-science-and-engineering  mechanical-engineering  energy  polymers  materials-science  environment  chemistry  sensors  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  bioinspiration  dmse

Wireless, wearable toxic-gas detector | MIT News

Inexpensive sensors could be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical agents.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | June 30, 2016
~7 mins |

Tags:  research  school-of-science  chemistry  wireless  national-science-foundation-nsf  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  security-studies-and-military  carbon-nanotubes  materials-science  materials-science-and-engineering  polymers  carbon

Chemists create adaptable metallic-cage gels | MIT News

New materials could be tuned for applications including drug delivery and water filtration.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Nov. 17, 2015
~5 mins |

Tags:  chemistry  polymers  research  school-of-science  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

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