January, 2020
Summer Scholars application deadline nears
Each year, the Materials Research Laboratory sponsors a Summer Research Internship Program. The program attracts some of the best science and engineering undergraduates from across the country to conduct graduate-level materials research. This year's Summer Scholar Internship Program will run from June 7 - August 8, 2020.
Students can select from a wide array of projects. In photo above, 2019 Summer Scholar Isabel Albelo inserts a silicon wafer into a chemical vapor deposition furnace to grow carbon nanotubes . For more information about the internship program, please refer to the frequently asked questions .
  The application deadline is February 14, 2020!
A new facet for germanium
MIT researchers have discovered a method to predict and control the length of tunnels in solid germanium by growing it on silicon oxide strips on top of silicon. These tunnels have potential to be used as light channels for silicon photonics or liquid channels for microfluidic devices.
Jeffrey Grossman becomes DMSE head
Jeffrey Grossman, the Morton and Claire Goulder and Family Professor in Environmental Systems and a MacVicar Faculty fellow, has been appointed the new head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering effective Jan. 1, 2020.

He has published more than 200 scientific papers and holds 17 current or pending U.S. patents.
Professor Jeffrey Grossman.
Photo , M. Scott Brauer.
Pablo Jarillo-Herrero shares in Wolf Prize
Professor Pablo Jarillo-Herrero .
Photo, Valencia Plaza/Kike Taberner.  
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics Pablo Jarillo-Herrero was awarded the 2020 Wolf Prize in Physics for his experimental contributions to breakthrough developments in twisted bilayer graphene research, which uncovered unique electrical properties with the long-range potential for creating new superconducting materials.
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