John S. Haggerty, of Lincoln, died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Life Care Center of Acton from complications of his twenty year battle with Parkinson's Disease.
He received the SB (Course II 1961), SM (Course III 1963), and Sc.D. (Course III 1965) from MIT.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., July 25th at Lincoln Cemetery, Lexington Rd., Lincoln MA.
Prof. Krystyn Van Vliet is one of eighty-eight of the nation's brightest young engineers who have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 15th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2-1/2-day event. The participants - from industry, academia, and government - were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from approximately 240 applicants.
Prof. Yoel Fink and other researchers at MIT have integrated a collection of light sensors into polymer fibers, a development with potential to be used as a camera. Prof. Fink's previous work integrated semiconducting materials into fibers, resulting in fabrics with sensors for temperature and light. This work integrates eight sensors into a polymer fiber.
All DMSE alumni are invited to join the 2009 graduates and families, faculty, staff, and current students at the annual Commencement Reception on June 5, 2009. We'll be under the tent, right outside Buildings 6 and 8, by the east end of the Infinite Corridor. Festivities will begin as soon as Commencement excercises conclude.
Dr. Tiffany Santos, ’02, PhD ’07, has been awarded a L'Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science for her work in materials science at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Santosinvestigates a class of materials called transition metal oxides. These materials display a wide array of properties that have great application potential, such as magnetism, ferroelectricity and superconductivity. Read more at the ANL site.
DMSE graduate students completed their first Science Outreach Month this spring. During this pilot program, the graduate students of DMSE preformed materials science demonstrations for over 220 children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.
XSite 2009, the XConomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, will celebrate New England innovation and showcase the panorama of transformative efforts underway in the region in such fields as energy, life sciences, robotics, cloud and mobile computing, and transportation—at universities, startups, and large corporations. They will also challenge New England’s innovators to step up and take an even larger role in embracing and shaping the future.