William Tisdale receives 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, March 26, 2014
Assistant professor of chemical engineering William Tisdale has received a 2014 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, which recognizes outstanding new faculty who excel in research, experience, and academic leadership. Tisdale was recognized for his research on quantum dots - incredibly small crystals that ...
Fast synthesis could boost drug development
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, March 18, 2014
Small protein fragments, also called peptides, are promising as drugs because they can be designed for very specific functions inside living cells. Insulin and the HIV drug Fuzeon are some of the earliest successful examples, and peptide drugs are expected to become a $25 billion market by 2018.Howe...
Bionic plants
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, March 16, 2014
Plants have many valuable functions: They provide food and fuel, release the oxygen that we breathe, and add beauty to our surroundings. Now, a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful by augmenting them with nanomaterials that could enhance their energy production and give them...
U.S. News ranks MIT's graduate program in Engineering No. 1; Sloan is No. 5 business school
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, March 10, 2014
MIT's graduate program in engineering has been ranked No. 1 in the country in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings - a spot the Institute has held since 1990, when the magazine first ranked graduate programs in engineering.U.S. News awarded MIT a score of 100 among graduate programs in eng...
New catalyst could lead to cleaner energy
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, March 04, 2014
MIT chemists have devised a way to trap carbon dioxide and transform it into useful organic compounds, using a simple metal complex.More work is needed to understand and optimize the reaction, but one day this approach could offer an easy and inexpensive way to recapture some of the carbon dioxide e...
Howard Brenner, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, passes away at 84
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, February 19, 2014
Howard Brenner, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17. He was 84. Brenner's extraordinary and accomplished academic career spanned over 60 years. He was co-author of "Low Reynolds Hydrodynamics," a classic textbook and one of the most widely cited books in fluid ...
MIT senior Michelle Teplensky wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, February 10, 2014
MIT senior Michelle Teplensky has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a competitive full-cost scholarship which will allow her to pursue a PhD in chemical engineering and biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, UK, in fall 2014.At the University of Cambridge, Teplensky will focus her PhD work o...
Better RNA interference, inspired by nature
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, February 10, 2014
Inspired by tiny particles that carry cholesterol through the body, MIT chemical engineers have designed nanoparticles that can deliver snippets of genetic material that turn off disease-causing genes.This approach, known as RNA interference (RNAi), holds great promise for treating cancer and other ...
Robert Alberty, professor emeritus of chemistry and former dean of science, dies at 92
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, January 23, 2014
Robert A. Alberty, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry and former dean of MIT's School of Science - whose seminal contributions to the thermodynamics and kinetics of biochemical reactions are still at the forefront of chemistry - passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the age of 92.A mem...
Robert Langer wins 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, January 15, 2014
Institute Professor Robert Langer was one of six scientists honored with the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, which recognizes excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life. Each award included a $3 million prize, with the "aim of providing the recipie...
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