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Newsletter from the Microsystems Technology Laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Anantha Chandrakasan Named Dean of School of Engineering

Head of Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and former Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories succeeds Ian Waitz.

Spotlight

Lisa Su, AMD CEO and MTL/EECS graduate, gives PhD hooding ceremony address

Su speaks fondly of falling in love with semiconductors through an undergraduate research project.

Research Highlights

New fund makes MIT a living sustainability lab

MIT Office of Sustainability announces awards to multi-departmental projects that test management, design, and operations solutions on campus.

Bringing neural networks to cellphones

Method for modeling neural networks’ power consumption can help make systems portable.

Miniaturizing the brain of a drone

Co-design of algorithm and computer hardware enables awareness of position in space with low power consumption.

New 3-D chip combines computing and data storage

Max Shulaker's research pursues a new generation of computers for coming data superstorm.

Toward optical quantum computing

Prototype device built in Dirk Englund's lab enables photon-photon interactions at room temperature.

New system allows optical “deep learning”

Neural networks could be implemented more quickly using new photonic technology.

Sandwiched between superconductors, graphene adopts exotic electronic states

Platform may be used to explore avenues for quantum computing.

Graphene holds up under high pressure

Mechanical Engineering's Rohit Karnik and team show graphene can withstand high pressure.

Not stuck on silicon

Jeehwan Kim's research group uses graphene as a "copy machine" to produce cheaper semiconductor wafers.

Multi-university effort will advance materials, define future of mobility

With support from Toyota Research Institute, MIT faculty will focus on next-gen energy storage.

Researchers “iron out” graphene’s wrinkles

"Now we can really produce single-domain graphene at wafer scale."--Jeehwan Kim
 

A big leap toward tinier lines

Karen Gleason’s lab demonstrates new self-assembly technique

MIT.nano News

Join us for a day with experts from FEI Thermo Fisher Scientific - come for one seminar or stay for all!
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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DSM at MIT

March 23, 2017

Awards & Honors

Allison Lemus wins SuperUROP Outstanding Research Project Award
Zhi Hu wins RFIC 2017 Best Student Paper Award
Yu-Hsin Chen is recipient of SSCC Predoctoral Achievement Award
Wenjie Lu wins Best Student Paper Award at Compound Semiconductor Week 2017
MTL 2017 Spring Doctoral Dissertation Seminar (DDS) by Dr. Yuhao Zhang
Sameer Joglekar presented with CSMantech 2016 Best Student Paper Award
Alex Guo presented with IEEE IRPS 2016 Best Student Paper Award
Apoorva Murarka wins in Lemelson-MIT Program competition with a nano-membrane transducer
MIT $100K winner's optical chips perform AI computations at light speed
MTL's Luda Leoparde awarded the School of Engineering 2017 Infinite Mile Award for Excellence
William Tisdale wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
John Hart receives Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching
MTL's Luqiao Liu and Ruonan Han win 2017 NSF CAREER Awards

Announcements

MTL Seminar Series 
Fall 2017 calendar
MTL Executive Seminar:
A Fireside Chat with
Vincent Roche, CEO
Analog Devices, Inc.
Oct. 2, 2017
MARC2018
Save the Date:
Jan. 29–30, 2018
The MTL 2017 Annual Research Report is now available!
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the member companies in the
Microsystems Industrial Group:
Analog Devices
Applied Materials
Draper
DSM
Edwards Vacuum
Foxconn
HARTING
Hitachi High-Technologies
IBM
Lam Research
NEC
Qualcomm
TSMC
Texas Instruments
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