October, 2019
Driving toward a healthier planet
Dr. Brian Storey of Toyota Research Institute.
With 100 million Toyota vehicles on the planet emitting greenhouse gases at a rate roughly comparable to those of France, Toyota has aims to reduce all tailpipe emissions by 90 percent by the year 2050, Dr. Brian Storey, who directs Accelerated Materials Design & Discovery for Toyota Research Institute, tells the MIT MRL Materials Day Symposium Oct. 9, 2019. 
Atomic Engineering
Machine learning coupled with mechanical strain and radiation nudging of atoms promise powerful new control over materials, MIT Professor Ju Li tells the MIT MRL Materials Day Symposium Oct. 9, 2019.
The Promise and Challenges of AI
MIT Professor Klavs F. Jensen
The promise and challenges of artificial intelligence and machine learning highlighted the MIT Materials Day Symposium Oct. 9, 2019, with presentations on new ways of forming zeolites, faster drug synthesis, advanced optical devices, and more. 
Poster Session Winners
2019 Materials Day Poster Sessin winners.
This year’s Materials Day Poster Session award winners are, from second left, Mechanical Engineering graduate student Erin E. Looney, Media Arts and Sciences graduate student Bianca Datta, and Materials Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Associate Michael Chon, standing with Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) External Advisory Board Chair Julia Phillips, far left, and MRL Director Carl V. Thompson on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Winners, who were selected by non-MIT affiliated attendees, each will receive a $500 award. Image, Denis Paiste, Materials Research Laboratory.
MIT MRSEC welcomes two ultra-high vacuum microscopes
The Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) welcomed about three dozen guests to celebrate renovations to the Electron Microscopy (EM) Shared Facility in Building 13, on Oct. 7, 2019. Two ultra-high vacuum microscopes, a transmission electron microscope (TEM) and a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) offer unique capabilities.
MIT MRSEC Shared Experimental Facilities
Roadmapping electronic-photonic systems
Panelists discuss optimizing electronic-photonic integration for exabyte per second data transfer.
Leaders from industry, government, and academia gathered October 10-11, 2019, at the Marriott in Kendall Square to discuss how to bring promising electronic-photonic systems to market at the Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap-International conference titled, “Breaking through the Commercial Barriers.” 
In Other News
Event Calendar

  • Chez Pierre Seminar: "Stiefel-Whitney classes and topological phases in band theory,” Bohm-Jung Yang, Seoul National University and Institute for Basic Science, Seoul, Korea. Host: Joe Checkelsky. Mon., Nov. 4, 2019, at 12 noon in Building 4, Room 331.

  • Materials Science and Engineering Seminar: “Photoelectric Effects in Ferroelectric Thin Films,” Associate Professor Ignasi Fina, University of Barcelona and Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Tues., Nov. 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Building 36, Room 462.
  • Materials Science and Engineering Seminar: “Understanding and Tuning Catalytic Materials Using Nanocrystal Precursors,” Professor Matteo Cargnello, Stanford University, Tues., Nov. 5, 2019, at 3 p.m. in Building 66, Room 110.

  • 2019 Hazlegrove Lecture in Glass Art: Helen Lee, Assistant Professor and Head of Glass, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tues., Nov. 12, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in Building 10, Room 250.

  • Paul McEuen, the John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science at Cornell University and director of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, will deliver the inaugural Mildred S. Dresselhaus Lecture at MIT on Nov. 13, 2019, 4 p.m.

  • 2019 MIT Research and Development Conference: “Human and Technology Collaboration," Wed.-Thurs., Nov. 13-14, 2019, in Kresge Auditorium, Building W16.

  • IEEE Computer Society and GBC/ACM Talk: “What Needs to be Added to Machine Learning?” Professor Leslie G. Valiant, Harvard University, Thurs., Nov. 21, 2019, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Building 32, Room G449 (Kiva). This talk will be webcast on the MIT CSAIL Youtube channel.

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