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

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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

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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

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Testing the waters

MIT sophomore Rachel Shen looks for microscopic solutions to big environmental challenges.

Lucy Jakub | Department of Biology • mit
Jan. 28, 2020 ~7 min

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Zeroing in on decarbonization

Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Jan. 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Sending clearer signals

Associate Professor Yury Polyanskiy is working to keep data flowing as the “internet of things” becomes a reality.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2020 ~9 min

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Finding the true potential of algorithms

Using mathematical theory, Virginia Williams coaxes algorithms to run faster or proves they’ve hit their maximum speed.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 7, 2020 ~9 min

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Supporting students in Puerto Rico after a hurricane’s devastation

Postdoc Héctor De Jesús-Cortés works to build up the STEM pipeline from his homeland to MIT and beyond.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science • mit
Dec. 13, 2019 ~9 min

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Advancing nuclear detection and inspection

With new tech, assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering Areg Danagoulian probes deep inside cargo containers and ballistic warheads to ferret out fissile materials.

Leda Zimmerman | Nuclear science and engineering • mit
Nov. 14, 2019 ~8 min

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Biological engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research

His technology platforms have benefited genomics, diagnostics, and drug screening.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 19, 2019 ~8 min

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