EECS assistant professor and member of the Research Lab of Electronics, Mehmet Fatih Yanik and his team have announced a significant advance in the lab on a chip technique which they first reported in 2007 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (See MIT News Office August 20 article).
Erik Demaine, the Esther and Harold Edgerton Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, and his father, CSAIL visiting scientist Martin Demaine, are among four groups of MIT 'artists' featured at the Museum of Modern Art, MOMA, in New York City running until early May. The Demaines' sculptures part of the show titled "Design and the Elastic Mind," feature mathematically and algorithmically based origami.
EECS Professor Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande, working with MIT research scientist Luis Velasquez-Garcia in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) has developed a tiny sensor that can detect minute quantities of hazardous gases, including toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents. The device will potentially be used to help protect water supplies, to aid in medical diagnostics in addition to detecting hazardous gases in the air.