• In a two pronged attack on the killer superbugs that have become nearly unstoppable, Tim Lu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science and principal investigator in MIT's Research Lab of Electronics, has not only developed a gene editing system that can selectively kill the bacteria carrying harmful genes that confer antibiotic resistance or cause disease, but also devised a way of identifying combinations of genes that work together to make bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics. Read more.
  • Tim Lu, EECS associate professor working with an MIT team including EECS professor Collin Stultz has engineered a new adhesive protein made from both bacterial biofilms and mussel protein that is stronger than mussel adhesive — making it an ideal for multiple applications such as ship repair and for medical incisions. Read more.
  • Institute professor Mildred Dresselhaus has teamed with fellow researchers in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS) and from MIT's Physics Department and Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) to identify a promising light source for optoelectronic chips that can be tuned to different frequencies — crucial to realizing the full potential of moving data with far greater energy efficiency. Read more.
  • At this week’s IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, CSAIL researchers led by Daniela Rus, CSAIL Director and head of the Distributed Robotics Lab will present their work to develop a soft robotic arm, inspired by the design of octopus tentacles, that can snake through a pipe-like environment without a human operator. Read more.
  • Li-Shiuan Peh, professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the EECS Department at MIT has teamed to develop a new system that directs drivers using GPS to avoid traffic congestion. The work won the group one of the best-paper awards at the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week. Read more.
  • Dirk Englund, assistant professor in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT and head of the Quantum Photonics Group, collaborates with the experts and instruments at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials to explore the quantum landscape. Read more
  • Start6 is coming in IAP. Sign up soon (by Nov 17) and in the meantime come to an Info Session. Sept. 23 at 5PM or Oct. 2 at noon in 34-401 (Grier Room). Food will be provided!
  • Dimitri Antoniadis was presented the 2014 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Aristotle Award at the annual SRC TECHCON conference on Sept. 8 in Austin, Texas. He Is cited by the SRC for outstanding teaching and a deep commitment to the educational experience of his graduate students and for pioneering research in nanoscale solid-state electronic devices involving the application of new materials systems and structures to transistors for deeply scaled electronics. Read more.
  • Cited for her work as doctor, engineer and scientist to design nano and micro technologies that pioneer new ways to understand and fight disease, Sangeeta N. Bhatia, the John J. (1929) and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) has been awarded the Lemelson-MIT Prize. Read more.
  • “If you want to understand bank runs in financial systems, or congestion in the air transportation system, you have to understand the interaction between social and institutional behavior, and physical and engineered systems,” Professor Munther Dahleh says. “This means integrating education and research across campus, including the business school, humanities and social sciences, sciences, and engineering.” Read more.