Rising Ninth grader at Concord-Carlisle High School Naomi Miller part of the MIT-Concord Research Team presents findings at 2019 International Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference

On August 7, 2019, rising Ninth grader at Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Naomi Miller, part of the MIT-Concord Research Team, presented their findings at the 2019 International Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference in Portland, Oregon. Miller and her colleagues have been working with the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) and research scientist Dr. Kunal [...]

Former postdoc Wenbo Shi in Professor Desiree Plata’s lab and colleagues from Yale University research featured on cover of Advanced Functional Materials

Former postdoc Wenbo Shi in Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Assistant Professor Desiree Plata’s lab and colleagues from Yale University research is featured on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials. Their paper titled, “Engineering carbon nanotube forest superstructure for robust thermal desalination membranes,” can provide insight into an effective strategy to engineer carbon nanotubes to [...]

Professor Admir Masic and graduate student Janille Maragh publish research paper titled “The Temple Scroll: reconstructing an ancient manufacturing practice,” in Science Advances

Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Assistant Professor Admir Masic, Graduate student Janille Maragh, and colleagues published today a research paper titled, The Temple Scroll: reconstructing an ancient manufacturing practice,” in Science Advances. The Temple Scroll, one of the longest (almost 25 feet long), whitest, and best-preserved of all the texts from the Dead Sea [...]

Professor Elfatih Eltahir, Jeremy S. Pal SM ’97, PhD ’01 and postdoctoral associate Suchul Kang published research paper in Geophysical Research Letters titled “Future heat stress during Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) projected to exceed ‘extreme danger’ levels”

Breene M. Kerr Professor Elfatih Eltahir, Jeremy S. Pal SM ’97, PhD ’01, and postdoctoral associate SuchulKang published research paperin Geophysical Research letters titled, “Future heat stress during Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) projected to exceed ‘extreme danger’ levels.” Researchers explain that soon the once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Mecca, will be hot enough to pose extreme danger due [...]

Professor Cathy Wu’s PhD work on autonomous vehicles featured in Wired Insider article

Gilbert W. Winslow Assistant Professor Cathy Wu’s PhD work on Autonomous vehicles was featured in a Wired Insiderarticle. The article discusses the inevitable issue of traffic, and how researchers used reinforcement learning to create simulations and visualizations of traffic flow. At the University of Berkeley, the Director for the Institute of Transportation Studies and Liao-Cho [...]

Professor Martin Polz publishes research in Cell titled “A reverse ecology approach based on a biological definition of microbial populations”

Professor Martin Polz published a new research paper in Cell titled, “A reverse ecology approach based on a biological definition of microbial populations.” The researchers have developed a new method that allows for the identification of ecologically and medically relevant microbial population structure that can help pinpoint the genetic factors associated with environmental factors as [...]

Professor Lydia Bourouiba presents TEDMED Talk about the fluid dynamics of airborne disease transmission

Associate Professor Lydia Bourouiba presented a TEDMED 2018 talk in front of a live audience. In the talk, now released, Professor Bourouiba distilled her recent work on fluid dynamics and respiratory disease transmission. Spanning the arch from the miasma theory of the Middle Ages to the era of Louis Pasteur and the static isolated drop model of [...]

ONE-MA3 – Day XXIII: Gypsum, Gypsum, Everywhere!

By Sophia Mittman '22 Over the course of the entire trip, we’ve heard all about gypsum. Gypsum this, gypsum that. When I first heard the word during the information sessions for ONE-MA^3, I was confused by the strange word that I had never heard before, and I assumed that it was some crazy scientific material [...]

PhD student Mohamad Sindi’s paper selected as Best Paper Finalist for 2019 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference

PhD student Mohamad Sindi’s paper is selected as Best Paper Finalist for the 2019 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC). Sindi’s paper titled “Using Container Migration for HPC Workloads Resilience” is focused on making long running HPC applications fault tolerant. The paper was rated as "Outstandingly Novel" in terms of novelty. The conference's technical committee includes some [...]

Professor Elfatih Eltahir’s article in Top 50 (#10) most read Earth and planetary sciences Nature Communications articles published in 2018

Breene M. Kerr Professor Elfatih Eltahir’s article titled “North China Plain threatened by deadly heatwaves due to climate change and irrigation,” is one of the Top 50 (#10) most read Earth and planetary sciences Nature Communications articles published in 2018. The journal published more than 5,000 papers in 2018, featuring authors from all around the [...]