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Leading Initiatives to Solve Everyday Challenges

Alumni and friends of the Department of Chemistry gathered to enjoy an evening of food, drink, and talks by professors Elizabeth M. Nolan and Ronald T. Raines.

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New faculty join the School of Science in 2022

Seven professors join the departments of Biology; Chemistry; Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences; Mathematics; and Physics.

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Robert J. Gilliard, Jr. to Join the Faculty

Gilliard will join the Department of Chemistry as the Novartis Associate Professor in 2023.

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MIT engineers develop a low-cost terahertz camera

The device provides greater sensitivity and speed than previous versions, and could be used for industrial inspection, airport security, and communications.

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Methane research takes on new urgency at MIT

Desiree Plata's research focuses on developing technologies and strategies for environmental sustainability.

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Seven with MIT ties receive awards from the American Physical Society

Professors Arup Chakraborty, Lina Necib, and Ronald Fernando Garcia Ruiz among those honored for contributions to physics.

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Catherine Drennan wins American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s William C. Rose Award

This prize recognizes outstanding contributions to biochemical research and commitment to training younger scientists.

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Five with MIT ties elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2022

Professors Mark Bear and Laura Kiessling ’83 are among the newly elected members.

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Xiao Wang Awarded 2022 Packard Fellowship

Wang is one of 20 scientists and engineers at the forefront of their fields to be awarded $875K for their world-changing research.

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Dincă and Van Voorhis Collaboration Published in Nature Materials

The paper, Exchange controlled triplet fusion in metal–organic frameworks, was published online on October 6, 2018.

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Laura Kiessling Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

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Arup Chakraborty wins Max Delbrück Prize in Biological Physics

This significant award from the American Physical Society recognizes and encourages outstanding achievement in biological physics research.

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Danna Freedman receives 2022 MacArthur Fellowship

The chemistry professor designs novel molecules that could be used for quantum sensing and communication.

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