Materials Science and Engineering

Author Archives: David Chae

Congratulations to our graduating students this Spring and Summer!

Dr. Emily Crabb, Dr. Ki-Jana Carter, Dr. Woo Hyun (David) Chae, and Dr. Sheng Gong all defended their theses in-person. Congratulations to all and all the best for your future endeavors!

Asmita and Nicola’s work featured in MIT News

As the world struggles to improve the efficiency of cars and other vehicles in order to curb greenhouse gas emissions and improve the range of electric vehicles, the search is on for ever-lighter materials that are strong enough to be used in the…

Zhengmao and Nicola’s work featured in MIT News

MIT researchers have developed a two-layer passive cooling system, made of hydrogel and aerogel, that can keep foods and pharmaceuticals cool for days without the need for electricity. In this photo showing a close-up of the two-layer material, the upper layer consists of…

Xining and Nicola’s work highlited in MIT News

In his latest research, Grossman, along with postdoc Xining Zang, research scientist Nicola Ferralis, and five others, found ways to use coal, tar, and pitch to produce thin coatings with highly controllable and reproducible electrical conductivity, porosity, and other properties. Using a laser,…

MIT graduate students lead conference on microsystems and nanotechnology

Jatin served in the organizing committee of this year’s Microsystems Annual Research Conference (MARC).

Yun’s work featured in an article on Chem

Electronic traps are the primary factor stifling the performance of quantum-dot (QD) solar cells to nearly half their theoretical potential. Yet, the exact origin of these traps remains largely unknown, making it difficult to address the problem. In the inaugural issue of Matter,…

Arthur’s work highlighted as an Editor’s Suggestion in PRL

A reliable and computationally cheap way of calculating the ionic conductivity of a concentrated electrolyte in a battery involves modeling ion clusters. You can find more details here.

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.