Recent News

  • This May we were fortunate and grateful to host in-person events for our 2021 graduates. The small ceremonies took place May 26th and 27th for graduates and undergraduates, respectively. Speakers included Department Chair Howard Katz, faculty members Todd Hufnagel, and Orla Wilson. Graduating seniors were recognized with awards (listed below) and the ceremonies were streamed…

  • There are a lot of rules about what you can and can’t wear before Memorial Day but DMSE alumna, and sustainable business owner Lauren Choi is working to ensure sustainability is fashionable in any season. Choi started The New Norm team as part of her senior design project in 2020 and after creating a machine…

  • Gina Greenidge, candidate for PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, has been inducted in the 2021 class of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Named for the first African American in the United States to received a PhD, the society seeks to develop a network of pre-eminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence,…

  •   An annual rite of passage, Design Day is an opportunity for engineering students to prove that they can translate theoretical knowledge learned in classrooms and laboratories into creative, practical solutions to real-world problems. As part of this year’s event on Tuesday, May 4, students from around WSE will present their work to sponsors and…

  •   The Department of Materials Science & Engineering (DMSE) is proud to announce three undergraduate students have been awarded with the 2021 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. Michael Lan, Anson Zhou and Bruce Enzmann make up the Innerva team whose device, a cone-shaped conduit device made of an outer synthetic polymer cylinder and an inner hydrogel, could…

  • Bruce Enzmann (’22) has been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders in the field of natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Recognized for his work in Hai-Quan Mao’s laboratory group, Enzmann is a member of an undergraduate research team…

  • The Institute for NanoBioTechnology and Department of Materials Science and Engineering alumni Allen Y. Wang (’07) was awarded the prestigious Johnson Medal for his development of a fast-acting powder to stop disruptive bleeding during surgical procedures. The award recognizes Research and Development personnel for excellence in breakthrough, innovative work aimed to benefit patients and consumers…

  • Three materials science and engineering students have been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports exemplary graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who demonstrate excellence in their pursuit of research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. As NSF fellows, David Beaudry, Hao (Nick) Zhang and Siddharth…

  • Why did my peanut butter cookies turn out hard as rocks? Why do I have to knead bread to make it light and fluffy? Why does chicken turn white when it’s boiled but brown when it’s cooked in a pan or baked? DMSE alumni Mingyu Yang ’19 answers these food science questions—and more—as part of…

  • The Department of Materials Science & Engineering is pleased to announce that Professor Mitra Taheri has been named a 2021 Brimacombe Medalist by the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). The Brimacombe Medal is a mid-career award recognizing those with sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy or science related to materials…

  • Engineer Mitra Taheri and team publish roadmap to harness data science and artificial intelligence for electron microscopy, unlocking tool's full power

  •   Professor Hai-Quan Mao has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors’ Senior Members Class of 2021. Hai-Quan Mao, associate director of the Institute of NanoBioTechnology (INBT) and a professor of materials science and engineering, is known for his work engineering novel nanomaterials for regenerative medicine and therapy delivery applications. Senior Members are inventors…