August, 2018
Materials Day 2018
"Materials Research at the Nanoscale"
The theme of this year’s meeting will be imaging-enabled nanoscale research on the structure, properties and processing of materials. Invited speakers will describe new tools and methods for atomic-scale structural and chemical characterization of materials, and applying these methods to optimize processing and properties of materials for a wide range of applications.
Symposium and Poster Session
October 10, 2018
8:00am - 6:00pm
MIT Campus
Symposium in Kresge Auditorium (Bldg. W16)
Poster Session in La Sala de Puerto Rico (Bldg. W20)
Registration check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker:

Application of advanced microscopy to industrial problems: New tools give new insights
Matt Kulzick, Senior Research Scientist, BP

Other Invited Speakers:

Imaging and controlling nanoscale crystal growth using electron
Frances Ross, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

Compact synchrotron radiation sources enabling advanced x-ray imaging and diffraction methods in a laboratory setting
David Moncton, Director, NRL, MIT

Accelerating the pace of materials characterization at the atomic scale: from machine learning to novel detectors
James M. LeBeau, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

An electron walks into a bar... Electron microscopy beyond imaging
Sylvija Gradecak, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

Nanoscale insights for macroscale solutions: Exploring novel damage-resistance mechanisms in metals
Cem Tasan, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

Using quantum mechanics to hack the electron microscope
Karl Berggren, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT

Read the Abstract.

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Please reserve this date on your calendar and feel free to extend the invitation to your colleagues. There is no fee for admission, however registration is required.
2018 Summer Scholars
2018 Materials Research Laboratory summer interns.
At the forefront
of new technology
MIT Materials Research Laboratory interns met a wide gamut of challenges, working with materials as soft as silk to as hard as iron and at temperatures from as low as that of liquid helium [minus 452.47 F] to as high as that of melted copper [1,984 F]. 

Gallery: Summer Scholars Poster Session 2018
MIT MRL summer interns presented their results at a Poster Session on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.

DOE funds one-step copper extraction research 
MIT Associate Professor of Metallurgy Antoine Allanore received a $1.89 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to run larger scale tests of a new way to produce copper from melted sulfur-based minerals using electricity.
Electrolytic metals production
process gains federal support
Woburn-based, MIT spinoff Boston Metal wins $2.15 million from DOE to commercialize electrolytic metals production.
In Other News
MIT IDSS Associate Professor Jessika Trancik.
Shaping technology’s future
MIT Associate Professor Jessika Trancik brings together engineering and the social sciences to carry out rigorous analyses of factors that bring about technological changes that transform society.

Event Calendar
  • Chez Pierre Seminar, "Activating many-body localization in solids by driving with light,“ Achim Rosch, University of Cologne, Duboc Rm, 4-331, 12 noon to 1 pm, Mon., Sept. 10, 2018.

  • MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge presents Get Smart on Crowdfunding, with Michael Burtov, Founder & CEO, GeoOrbital, MIT Tang Center, E51-149, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Mass., 5:30 to 8 pm, Mon., Sept. 10, 2018. Registration required.

  • Chez Pierre Seminar “The Hall Number of Strongly Correlated Metals,” Assa Auerbach, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Duboc Rm, 4-331, 12 noon to 1pm, Mon., Sept. 17, 2018. 

  • Materials Science and Engineering Seminar, Associate Professor Bozhi Tian, University of Chicago, Rm 66-110, 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Tues., Sept. 18, 2018.

  • Save the date! The MIT MRL Materials Day Symposium & Poster Session will be held on October 10, 2018. Please reserve the date.

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