March, 2019
Summer Scholars
10 interns chosen for 2019
MRL selected 10 top-ranking undergraduates to conduct graduate-level research on the MIT campus from June 16 to Aug. 10, 2019. They were chosen from among 286 applicants.

Update: Erica E. Eggleton
Erica Eggleton, who worked with MIT Professor Krystyn Van Vliet on electrodes for lithium ion batteries in 2016, is pursuing her passion for advancing clean energy at the University of Washington.

In other news
Honoring Excellence
SPIE Professional magazine honors Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Juejun (JJ) Hu with a 2019 Early Career Achievement Award for original contributions to integrated optics and photonics. 

Juejun Hu.
Associate Professor Juejun (JJ) Hu

"Particle robot"
Loosely connected disc-shaped "particles" push and pull one another to move objects.

Event Calendar

  • edX Course: Photonics Integrated Circuits 1, Fabless Design of Photonic Integrated Circuits within the AIM Foundry Ecosystem. Starts April 9, through May 21, 2019. Register.

  • Chez Pierre Condensed Matter Physics Seminar: "From Pseudogaps to Pair-Density Waves in Cuprate Superconductors,” John Tranquada, Brookhaven National Laboratory, in MIT Duboc Room, 4-331, Mon., April 1, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

  • 2019 MIT Energy Conference: “Tough Tech & The 2040 Grid,” Thurs., Apr 4, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. to Fri., Apr 5, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at Boston Marriott Cambridge, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, Mass. Register.

  • Chez Pierre Condensed Matter Physics Seminar: "Two-component composite fermions and their pairing states in double-layer graphene,” Jia Li, Brown University, in MIT Duboc Room, 4-331, Mon., April 08, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Materials Science and Engineering Seminar: “Surmounting the Materials Roadblocks to Carbon Nanoelectronics, Water Separation, and Beyond,” Prof. Michael S. Arnold, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in MIT Chipman Room, 6-104, Tues., April 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

  • 2019 MIT Information and Communication Technologies Conference: ”Digital Frontiers,” Tues., April 9, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wed. April 10, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Boston Marriott Cambridge, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, Mass. Register

  • 9th Annual MIT Polymer Day Symposium: Wed., April 17, in MIT Morss Hall, 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Mass.

  • Materials Science and Engineering Seminar: “Boron Cluster Building Blocks for Hybrid Materials,” Asst. Prof. Alexander Spokoyny, UCLA, in MIT Chipman Room, 6-104, Mon., April 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

  • Materials Science and Engineering Seminar: “Emerging Material Platforms, Design and Optimization Approaches for Nanophotonic Devices,” Prof. Alexandra Boltasseva, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, in MIT Chipman Room, 6-104, Tues., April 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

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