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Kiessling Awarded 2019 Centenary Prize

The Centenary Prize is awarded annually by the Royal Society of Chemistry to outstanding chemists who are also exceptional communicators.

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Shoulders Receives Tenure

Professor Matthew D. Shoulders has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure effective July 1, 2019.

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Room 6-120 filled to capacity with lecture attendees.

The Inaugural Dietmar Seyferth Lecture in Organometallic Chemistry

Former Seyferth group members, faculty, students, and friends filled Room 6-120 to hear Professor Christopher C. Cummins deliver the inaugural lecture.

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The complex world of carbohydrate chemistry

Drawn to MIT by its “amazing women who were doing science,” Professor Laura Kiessling explores sugar-protein interactions that influence cell behavior.

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3Q: Setting academic parameters for the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

Working Group on Curricula and Degrees co-chairs discuss their progress toward establishing credentials and courses for the college.

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MIT spinout seeks to transform food safety testing

An affordable, easy-to-use handheld sensor, soon to enter the market, can indicate the presence of bacterial contaminants in food in seconds.

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Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration

Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without the need for toxic solvents.

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Fiery orange wavy lines are shown over a chunk of graphite to demonstrate heat moving through.

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead

At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports.

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Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons

System that generates coherent single particles of light could help pave the way for quantum information processors or communications.

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Bose grants for 2018 fund research at the frontier of discovery

The prestigious awards are supporting five innovative projects that challenge established norms and have the potential to be world-changing.

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A gloved hand pinches a solar sell between its thumb and forefinger, demonstrating the flexiblity.

Unleashing perovskites’ potential for solar cells

New results show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization.

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Nolan and Shalek Receive Promotions

Professor Elizabeth M. Nolan has been promoted to Professor, and Professor Alex K. Shlaek has been promoted to Associate Professor Without Tenure.

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How plants expand their capacity to use solar energy

Research from the lab of assistant professor of chemistry Gabriela Schlau-Cohen advances the understanding of plants' photosynthetic machinery.

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