Thermeleon, a team of current graduate students and recent alums, took first place in last night's MADMEC finals. The team has developed a color-changing roof tile that is white to reflect sunlight when the outside temperature is warm, and dark to absorb hear when the weather is cold. The MIT News Office has published a story on their work.
Jeremy K. Mason, Ph.D. 2009, was one of the three ACTA winners this year. He was recognized for his paper, ‘‘Hyperspherical harmonics for the representation of crystallographic texture”, Acta Materialia 56, 2008:6141–6155.
The award was decided by a team of judges consisting of Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, and Acta Biomaterialia editors.
Ted Fernandez, Course III SB 2009, is quoted in a WSJ article on jobs in the financial arena. Mr. Fernandez is currently pursuing a DMSE graduate degree.
See the Sept. 18, 2009 WSJ for the full article.
Nonglak Meethong, Ph.D. 2009, won this year’s Student Research Award of the Battery Division of The Electrochemical Society, which will be presented at the Fall ECS Meeting in Vienna, Austria in October 2009.
The DMSE Alumni Club hosted its third Materials Matters seminar focused on consulting with alumni Taras Gorishnyy and Lara Abbaschian. 10 current graduate students joined Dr. Gorishnyy and Ms. Abbaschian to discuss their careers at McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group, respectively; how their DMSE degrees interface with their consulting work; and what skills beyond those learned in the laboratory are developed. Beer and snacks were provided by McKinsey.
Cody Friesen, who received the Ph.D. in 2004, was named to Technology Review's TR 35, the top innovators under 35 years of age. He was recognized for his work on making cheaper, higher-energy batteries to store renewable energy. To see the full story and an interview with Prof. Friesen, visit Technology Review.