September, 2019
Machine Learning in Materials Research
MIT Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Juejun Hu
MIT Materials Research Laboratory’s annual Materials Day Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Kresge Auditorium highlights advances in materials and devices using machine learning and AI.

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Juejun (JJ) Hu will discuss his success using machine learning tools to design new materials and high-performing optical devices.

Celebrating MRL electron microscopy renovations
The Materials Research Laboratory will celebrate renovations to the Electron Microscopy Shared Experimental Facility in Building 13 on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event is open to the MIT community.
Controlling 2D magnetism with stacking order
Graduate student Dahlia R. Klein, left, and postdoc David MacNeill. 

Researchers led by MIT Physics Professor Pablo Jarillo-Herrero showed they can alter ultra-thin chromium trichloride's magnetic properties by shifting the stacking order of layers.

“What we’re seeing is that it’s 10 times harder to align the layers in the thin limit compared to the bulk,” says MIT Physics graduate student Dahlia R. Klein.
Middle school students explore materials science
Students from Cambridge’s Putnam Avenue Upper School got a taste of materials science from glassblowing and making simple motors to making liquid nitrogen ice cream at MIT this summer.
Summer interns' videos
Cody Friesen PhD ’04 awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
Cody Friesen, MIT PhD ’04, founder of Fluidic Energy and Zero Mass Water, as well as associate professor at Arizona State University, won the 2019 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for invention.  Friesen has dedicated his career to inventing solutions that address access to fresh water and reliable energy.
Event Calendar

  • 2019 Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, Preview: Fri., Sept. 27, 5:00-8:00 p.m.; Sale: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.. Kresge Oval, MIT Campus.

  • SENSE.nano Symposium, Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., in Samberg Conference Center (Building E52), 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Mass. Stream 1: Sensing for AR/VR. Stream 2: Sensing for advanced manufacturing. Register.

  • Materials Seminar: “New Directions for Energy from Sunlight,” Harry Atwater, Director, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Howard Hughes Professor and Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Tues., Oct. 1, 2019, 3:30 p.m. in Building 66 Room 110.

  • Materials Day Symposium and Poster Session “Machine Learning in Materials Research,” Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Kresge Auditorium (Building W16), 48 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Poster session, in La Sala de Puerto Rico (Building W20), 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. Register

  • AIM Photonics International Integrated Photonic Systems Fall Roadmap Meeting, Thurs., Oct. 10, and Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, Marriott Hotel, Cambridge, Mass. Register.

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