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Paula Hammond and Arup Chakraborty named Institute Professors

The two chemical engineers are awarded MIT’s highest faculty honor.

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Radosevich and Shalek earn Tenure

Professors Alex Radosevich and Alex Shalek have been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2021.

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Five from MIT elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2021

Faculty members Dan Freedman, Robert Griffin, Larry Guth, Stephen Morris, and Gigliola Staffilani elected by peers for outstanding contributions to research.

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Mastering molecular disorder

Adam Willard’s studies of how electrons flow through microscopically tangled materials could lead to new types of photovoltaic materials.

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Synthetic gelatin-like material mimics lobster underbelly’s stretch and strength

The membrane’s structure could provide a blueprint for robust artificial tissues.

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School of Science announces 2021 Infinite Mile awards

Thirteen staff members recognized for dedication to School of Science and to MIT.

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Synthetic mucus can mimic the real thing

An MIT team has created polymers that replicate the structure of mucins, the molecules that give mucus its unique antimicrobial properties.

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Cooling homes without warming the planet

The startup Transaera is using a class of materials, advanced by Professor Mircea Dinca, to create a more energy-efficient air conditioner.

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Design could enable longer lasting, more powerful lithium batteries

Use of a novel electrolyte could allow advanced metal electrodes and higher voltages, boosting capacity and cycle life.

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Chemists gain new insights into the behavior of water in an influenza virus channel

Research on how water behaves in a proton channel provides possible new avenues for flu treatment.

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Found in space: Complex carbon-based molecules

Discovery may offer clues to carbon’s role in planet and star formation.

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Faster drug discovery through machine learning

New technique speeds up calculations of drug molecules’ binding affinity to proteins.

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Women in Innovation and STEM Database at MIT announces fellowship program

WISDM has selected 20 women to take part in a Story Collider communications skills training.

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