MIT spinout seeks to transform food safety testing

An affordable, easy-to-use handheld sensor, soon to enter the market, can indicate the presence of bacterial contaminants in food in seconds.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab • mit
April 9, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: chemistry sustainability bacteria startups agriculture food supply-chains research invention mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering school-of-science innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie technology-and-society collaboration biological-engineering j-wafs

Putting food-safety detection in the hands of consumers

Simple, scalable wireless system uses the RFID tags on billions of products to sense contamination.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 14, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: health food water supply-chains research sensors wireless media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology algorithms

MIT engineers configure RFID tags to work as sensors | MIT News

Platform may enable continuous, low-cost, reliable devices that detect chemicals in the environment.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 14, 2018 ~10 min

Tags:  supply-chains  research  sensors  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-and-electronics

A new full-tuition graduate scholarship for women in supply chain management | MIT News

Collaboration between AWESOME and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics awards full tuition for the first year of fellowship.

Christine Adams | Center for Transportation and Logistics • mit
May 30, 2018 ~2 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  supply-chains  transportation  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-engineering  education-teaching-academics  center-for-transportation-and-logistics  grants

Solving global business problems with data analytics | MIT News

David Simchi-Levi leads the Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics to develop novel solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by global companies.

Daniel de Wolff | MIT Industrial Liaison Program • mit
May 15, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  profile  supply-chains  school-of-engineering  collaboration  business-and-management  civil-and-environmental-engineering  institute-for-data-systems-and-society

When going green is not black and white | MIT News

In a new book, MIT professor Yossi Sheffi examines the trade-offs companies face when grappling with sustainability issues.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
April 17, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  sustainability  environment  supply-chains  transportation  behavioral-economics  global  faculty  business-and-management  center-for-transportation-and-logistics  books-and-authors

MIT researchers respond to hurricanes Irma and Maria | MIT News

The Humanitarian Response Lab works with FEMA to optimize public and private sector supply chains serving hurricane-affected areas.

Christine Adams | Center for Transportation and Logistics • mit
Oct. 20, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  supply-chains  natural-disasters  transportation  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  disaster-response  humanitarianism

Will metal supplies limit battery expansion? | MIT News

Rise of electric vehicles and grid storage may cause bottlenecks, but no showstoppers, analysis suggests.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 11, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  sustainability  manufacturing  recycling  supply-chains  research  school-of-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  materials-research-laboratory

Projects make inroads on global food and water challenges | MIT News

MIT researchers supported by J-WAFS present results of their work on food and water security.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 21, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  chemistry  africa  sustainability  climate-change  environment  solar  pollution  funding  global-warming  supply-chains  research  design  mechanical-engineering  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  urban-studies-and-planning  sloan-school-of-management  technology-and-society  business-and-management  developing-countries  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  biological-engineering  chemical-engineering  grants  desalination  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs

Researchers identify opportunities to improve quality, reduce cost of global food assistance delivery | MIT News

Research from MIT's CITE program leverages a procurement process to identify opportunities for improving food aid supply chains.

Lauren McKown | MIT D-Lab • mit
Sept. 13, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  poverty  international-development  food  supply-chains  research  school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  developing-countries  d-lab  cite

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