Research in materials chemistry disregards the barriers between chemistry's traditional sub-disciplines and combines organic, inorganic, polymer, physical, biological, and analytical chemistry. Materials researchers in chemistry benefit tremendously from interactions with those in other departments and research centers at the Institute.
Materials & Nanoscience
Laura Kiessling wins Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry
This ACS National Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of biomimetic chemistry.
MIT chemists develop a wireless electronic lateral flow assay test for biosensing
Design from the Swager Lab uses electronic polymers, rather than colored lines, to indicate a positive response, enabling quantitative monitoring of biomarkers.
For Danna Freedman, an impasse is an invitation
The chemistry professor embraces the most challenging moments of her work to design molecules for quantum information science.
When cells’ tiny differences have far-reaching implications
Alex Shalek’s technologies for single-cell RNA profiling can help dissect the cellular bases of complex diseases around the globe.
Sam Peng joins the Faculty
Peng has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, as well as a Core Member of the Broad Institute.
QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2022-23
Earning the top spot for the 11th straight year, the Institute also places first in 12 subject areas, including Chemistry.
New light-powered catalysts could aid in manufacturing
When coated onto plastic tubing, the catalysts could act on chemicals flowing through, helping to synthesize drugs and other compounds.