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Mining the right transition metals in a vast chemical space

Computational chemists design better ways of discovering and designing materials for energy applications.

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Study: Smoke particles from wildfires can erode the ozone layer

MIT chemists show the Australian wildfires widened the ozone hole by 10 percent in 2020.

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Gabriela Schlau-Cohen: Illuminating photosynthesis

Using ultrafast spectroscopy, the chemistry professor studies the energy transfer that occurs at femtosecond timescales inside plant leaves.

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School of Science presents 2023 Infinite Expansion Awards

Seven postdocs and research scientists honored for contributions to the Institute.

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Jupneet Singh: Finding purpose through service

“I feel a great connection to my community, and I always want to find a way to give back,” says the Rhodes Scholar and Air Force ROTC wing commander.

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A more sustainable way to generate phosphorus

MIT chemists found a way to cut the carbon footprint of producing white phosphorus, an ingredient in many consumer products.

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Nine from MIT named 2023 Sloan Research Fellows

Chemistry Professor Alison Wendlandt is one of the early-career researchers honored for creativity, innovation, and research accomplishments.

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Researchers map brain cell changes in Alzheimer’s disease

Study reveals key cell structures and gene expression changes near amyloid plaques and tau tangles in mouse brain tissue.

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Targeting cancer with a multidrug nanoparticle

Using bottlebrush-shaped particles, researchers can identify and deliver synergistic combinations of cancer drugs.

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Christopher Walsh, influential chemical biologist and former department chair at MIT, dies at 79

Beloved professor and “titan of chemical biology” spent 15 years on the MIT faculty, leading the Department of Chemistry from 1982 to 1987.

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Brandon Ogbunu is a radical collaborator

MLK Visiting Professor tries to “maximize connection time” while studying protein evolution.

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MIT’s departments, labs, and centers celebrate the holidays

Across the Institute, MIT’s communities took part in light-hearted traditions new and old.

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Heather J. Kulik to join the Chemistry Faculty

Kulik, an Associate Professor, will hold a joint appointment in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

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