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Issue 2014.2

Contents
Research Highlights
Around MTL
Events
Featured Profile
Education
Awards
Start-up News
Of Note
Research Center News
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Jesús de Alamo

Greetings from the Microsystems Technology Laboratories at MIT! I am delighted to send you this newsletter with news and updates on recent activities of MTL.

It’s been about four months since I was given the privilege of heading this remarkable organization. I have been associated with MTL my entire career at MIT. 
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Warmest regards,
Jesús A. del Alamo
Director, Microsystems Technology Laboratories

Research Highlights

How to create selective holes in graphene

New technique produces highly selective filter materials, could lead to more efficient desalination.

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Cochlear implants—with no exterior hardware

A cochlear implant that can be wirelessly recharged would use the natural microphone of the middle ear rather than a skull-mounted sensor.

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Making silicon devices responsive to infrared light

Laser doping method could enable new infrared imaging systems.

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How to tap the sun's energy through heat as well as light

New approach could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.

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Weighing particles at the attogram scale

New device can measure masses as small as one millionth of a trillionth of a gram, in solution.

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Graphene can host exotic new quantum electronic states at its edges

New approach to 2-D carbon material opens up unexpected properties, could unleash new uses.

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Electric fields can push droplets from surfaces

New method could lead to near-doubling of heat-transfer efficiency from power-plant condensers.

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New graphene treatment could unleash new uses

MIT team develops simple, inexpensive method that could help realize material's promise for electronics, solar power, and sensors.

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Expediting Innovation

Brian Anthony accelerates the realization of innovative medical electronic devices and other products through research and education.

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A leap forward in X-ray technology

New system could provide detailed images -- even of soft tissue -- from a lightweight, portable device.

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Droplets break a theoretical time barrier on bouncing

MIT research could aid ice prevention, wing efficiency, and more.

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Cooling when there's too much heat

MIT researchers make surfaces that are easier to cool under extreme heat; finding could benefit power plants, electronics.

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Enhancing solar cells with heat

Thermophotovoltaic system converts high heat to narrow spectrum tailored to solar cell profile

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Around MTL

Former MTL director Martin Schmidt named provost

Schmidt, named for one of MIT's most senior academic posts, first arrived at the Institute as a student in the early 1980s.

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Industry finds 'top-notch engineering students' in SuperUROP

Program launched in 2012 brings students and faculty together for a chance to dive deeply into research projects

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Professor Jesús del Alamo to lead MTL

Letter from School of Engineering dean Ian Waitz confirms appointment as of October 28, 2013.

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New Associate Deans for Innovation Announced

Bulovic will oversee a broad portfolio of efforts within the School of Engineering that support innovation and entrepreneurship

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Featured Profile

Prof. John Hart joins the ranks of MTL core faculty

Mechanical Engineering professor explores the science and technology of nano manufacturing.

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Education

Silvija Gradečak seeks to better the world through new materials
 

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Awards

Best Proceedings Paper award at PowerMEMS 2013 to Luis Velasquez-Garcia's group


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Two awards for Palacios group at IEDM 2013

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Vivienne Sze recipient of the 2013 RLE Jonathan Allen Junior Faculty Award; also appointed Landsman Career Development Assistant Professor
 

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Start-up News

Personal health/wellness startup founded by MTL alums receives VC funding

Quanttus Dives Into Personal Health With $22M From Khosla, Matrix

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If This Startup Has Its Way, Your Next TV Won't Be An LCD

Tiny Kateeva, a startup in Menlo Park, Calif., is hoping its technology will be the game changer the industry needs.

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Of Note

An Energy-Efficient Future Enabled by Nanotech 

Prof. Vladimir Bulović, Associate Dean for Innovation in the School of Engineering, gives lecture at MIT Club of Boston

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SRC and MIT Extend High Resolution Lithography Capabilities

New directed self-assembly (DSA) techniques promise to help semiconductor manufacturers develop more advanced, less expensive components

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Research Center News

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Events

ISSCC 2014:
CICS-MTL Reception

Networking opportunity allowed attendees to catalyze connections in a new way 

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MTL Holds 2014 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting

The annual event gives updates on MTL's activities and plans to representatives from the companies belonging to the Microsystems Industrial Group.

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MARC2014 excites and inspires MTL community

MTL's signature event finds new home in Bretton Woods to celebrate research achievements, bring community together—student organization excels.

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MTL Directors' Lunch

Historic event reunites past and present MTL leadership

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MTL Day at IBM

Students and faculty travel to IBM's Yorktown Heights, NY campus to meet IBM researchers, share MTL research highlights

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