September 2020
October 14 - November 4, 2020

Advances in materials science and engineering are key components of the innovation process. In this four-part series we highlight areas of materials research driving breakthroughs in technology.

Each 2-hour webinar will feature two faculty speakers who will provide complementary perspectives on technology challenges and opportunities and provide an overview of related research activities at MIT. Ten students will also give short presentations on their recent research results, followed by parallel break-out sessions for detailed discussions.

Transistor footprint scaling is rapidly approaching its limits. But this is not about to slow the rapid progress of information processing technology. On the contrary, 3D integration involving new material systems and devices opens a new era with unprecedented promise.
In Other News
Engineers produce a fisheye lens that’s
completely flat
3D artistic illustration of the wide-field-of-view metalens capturing a 180° panorama of MIT’s Killian Court and producing a high-resolution monochromatic flat image.
To capture panoramic views in a single shot, photographers typically use fisheye lenses — Now engineers at MIT and the UMass Lowell have designed a wide-angle lens that is completely flat. It is the first flat fisheye lens to produce crisp, 180-degree panoramic images. The design is a type of “metalens,” a wafer-thin material patterned with microscopic features that work together to manipulate light in a specific way.
Velcro-like food sensor detects
spoilage and contamination
MIT engineers have designed a Velcro-like food sensor, made from an array of silk microneedles, that pierces through plastic packaging to sample food for signs of spoilage and bacterial contamination.
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