Self-oscillating gels are materials that continuously change back and forth between different states — such as color or size — without provocation from external stimuli. Irene Chen, a member of Prof. Krystyn Van Vliet's group, studies these gels to understand their behavior.
MIT researchers have developed new synthetic surfaces that overcome challenges posed by existing methods for cultivating stem cells. Among those working on the project were Professor Krystyn Van Vliet and Ms. Z. Ilke Kalcioglu (PhD candidate). See the MIT News Office for the full story.
Prof. Krystyn Van Vliet and colleagues at MIT and Tufts University School of Medicine have published research on cellular forces that may initiate angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessels. Learn more about their work.
A computational approach to materials science and engineering could bring new properties even to familiar substances such as concrete and steel. See the MIT News Office to learn more about computational work being done in DMSE.
Interdisciplinary collaboration will accelerate the growth of science and engineering in concrete research. Professors Jeff Grossman, Nicola Marzari, Krystyn Van Vliet, and Sid Yip are among the center's affiliated researchers. See the MIT News Office for the full story.
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.
The Edgerton Faculty Award was presented to Prof. Krystyn Van Vliet in 10-250 at the April 15 Faculty Meeting. This award recognizes exceptional distinction in teaching, research and scholarship by an untenured MIT faculty member.
At this week's DMSE Faculty Meeting, Prof. Krystyn J. Van Vliet received both the Junior Bose Award for Teaching Excellence and the Joseph Lane Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Junior Bose Award is made by the School of Engineering and the Joseph Lane Award is made by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
We are delighted that Prof. Van Vliet's dedicated and enthusiastic commitment to education has been recognized in this way.