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QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 12 subjects, including Chemistry, for 2021

The Institute ranks second in four subject areas.

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Chemists boost boron’s utility

A strategy for preventing boron-containing compounds from breaking down could help medicinal chemists design new drugs.

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Researchers improve efficiency of next-generation solar cell material

Reducing internal losses could pave the way to low-cost perovskite-based photovoltaics that match silicon cells’ output.

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Chemical & Engineering News celebrates Black chemists and chemical engineers

Chemistry alum Squire J. Booker (PhD '94) is among the Black chemists and chemical engineers highlighted in a special Trailblazers issue of C&EN.

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School of Science presents 2021 Infinite Expansion Awards

Thirteen postdocs and research scientists honored for contributions to the Institute with awards formerly known as Infinite Kilometer.

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Scientists as engaged citizens

In a new MIT class, students explore how STEM researchers bring their knowledge to major societal issues.

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Donated instrument provides undergraduate chemistry students high-level research experience

Cutting edge-tool reserved exclusively for students is fast, efficient, and environmentally friendly.

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Four MIT scientists honored with 2021 National Academy of Sciences awards

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Aviv Regev, Susan Solomon, and Feng Zhang are the recipients of distinguished awards for major contributions to science.

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Fiercely supporting student welfare and resilient growth

Jesse Kroll and Cathy Drennan honored as "Committed to Caring."

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RNA molecules are masters of their own destiny

New work from scientists including Arup Chakraborty suggests RNA molecules themselves are responsible for regulating their formation through a feedback loop.

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Holiday Greetings from MIT

From a very quiet campus, in a most unusual year, President Rafael Reif and Mrs. Christine Reif send their warmest wishes for joy, health, harmony and peace.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Andrew Navia

Chemistry Graduate Student Andrew Navia describes his research and answers 20 random questions as part of the Graduate Student Spotlight series.

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3 Questions: Using fabric to “listen” to space dust

Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; a possible application is spacesuit smart skins.

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