February, 2019
Singapore-MIT Alliance
Eugene Fitzgerald named SMART CEO
Prof. Eugene A. Fitzgerald has been appointed CEO and director of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), a partnership in Singapore of MIT and the National Research Foundation of Singapore.

He is also the lead principal investigator of the SMART Low Energy Electronic Systems Interdisciplinary Research Group.

 
 Eugene A. Fitzgerald, the Merton C. Flemings-SMA Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.
New imaging platform
Observing hydrogen’s effects in metal
Researchers in Assistant Professor of Metallurgy C. Cem Tasan's group at MIT have figured out a way to observe hydrogen penetrating a metal surface at room temperature and in real time inside the vacuum chamber of a scanning electron microscope.

AIM Photonics Academy
Training technicians in emerging technologies
MIT leads AIM Photonics Academy’s development of photonics-based technician training, partnering with schools eager to roll out certification programs. In MassachusettsAIM Academy will work with Stonehill College and Bridgewater State University. MIT has contacts with companies that will use these technologies, notes Prof. Lionel C. Kimerling. 

Lionel C. Kimerling, the Thomas Lord Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. 
Summer Scholars
Summer Scholar Update: Katharine Greco
MIT Chemical Engineering graduate student Katharine Greco tests new electrodes for redox flow batteries in the Brushett lab.

Her 2015 MIT Summer Scholar experience making quantum dots in the Tisdale lab greatly contributed to her decision to attend graduate school.

Katharine Greco.
Summer Scholar Update: Olivia Fiebig
2015 Summer Scholar Olivia Fiebig returned to MIT as a graduate student in physical chemistry in the Schlau-Cohen lab.

"My experience as a Summer Scholar confirmed that I enjoy research, and I decided that I wanted to continue it by attending graduate school," Fiebig says.

Olivia Fiebig.
In other news
Local rocks yield more crops
An MIT research team, led by Antoine Allanore, associate professor of metallurgy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, shows a new method of producing fertilizer from local rocks can better suit the needs of farms in tropical regions in Africa, Brazil and around the globe.

Introducing a small amount of strain into crystalline materials such as diamond or silicon can produce significant changes in their properties researchers have found. The mechanical strain is represented here as a deformation in the shape of a diamond.
Event Calendar
  • "Technology, Science, and Frontiers in the Arts," co-organized by MIT.nano and the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), MIT Wong Auditorium, in MIT Bldg. E51, 2 Amherst St., Cambridge, Mass., Tues., Feb. 26, 2019, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Registration required.

  • David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium: Prof. Gianluca Gregori, Oxford University, in MIT Room 10-250, Thurs., March 7, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in MIT Room 4-349, Pappalardo Community Room.

  • Chez Pierre Condensed Matter Physics Seminar: "Physics of twisted bilayer graphene and van der Waals heterostructures," Assoc. Prof. Mikito Koshino, Osaka University, in MIT Room 4-331, Duboc Room, Mon., March 11, 2019, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium: “Proton Radius puzzle and new results from Jefferson Lab Proton Radius (PRad) experiment,” Prof. Nilanga Liyanage, University of Virginia, in MIT Room 10-250, Thurs., March 14, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in MIT Room 4-349, Pappalardo Community Room.

  • Chez Pierre Condensed Matter Physics Seminar: Prof. Antoine Georges, Flatiron Institute, in MIT Room 4-331, Duboc Room, Mon., March 18, 2019, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

 
  • David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium: Prof. Gregory Eyink, Johns Hopkins University, in MIT Room 10-250, Thurs., March 21, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in MIT Room 4-349, Pappalardo Community Room.


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