Materials Science and Engineering

Author Archives: Tian Xie

Nicola’s work featured in the MIT News

Study reveals why polymer stents failed. Microscopic flaws in material structure can lead to stent deformation after implantation. See the news here.

Jeff at MIT’s second annual Festival of Learning

The 2018 Festival of Learning was a day of learning with national thought leaders, MIT innovators, an interactive learning expo, food, fun, and more. You can find some pictures and videos at

Brent listed at 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30

Brent Keller, who is a former member of Jeff Grossman’s group, was listed as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Manufacturing and Industry for co-founding Via Separations. See the link here.

Grace’s work highlighted by the MIT news

MIT researchers create material for a chemical heat “battery” that could release its energy on demand. See the link here.

Nicola’s research on Raman spectroscopy highlighted by MIT news

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A novel interpretation of Raman spectra will help the 2020 Mars rover select rocks to study for signs of life. Link to the article here

Jee Soo Yoo receives Graduate Student Teaching Award


Congratulations to Jee Soo on receiving the prestigious Graduate Student Teaching Award.

e-MRS Poster Award


Congratulations to Federico for his eMRS poster award on “theoretical approach to enhance stability of T-Mos2”.  

Coal as an electronic material

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Novel methods of employing coal for electronics is developed in the Grossman group. MIT News GizMag Science Daily Discovery News