Hagelstein and team aim at harnessing heat for generating electricity

As reported by the MIT News Office, Nov. 18, 2009 ("Turning heat to electricity") EECS faculty member and principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, (RLE), Peter Hagelstein, and EECS graduate student Dennis Wu, have been researching ways to harvest much of the wasted heat that occurs in everything from computer chips to car engines and electric power plants and turn it into usable electricity.

Horn is 2010 IEEE Azriel Rosenfeld Award recipient

EECS faculty member Berthold K.P. Horn, professor of computer science and engineering and principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), is the second recipient, since 2007, of the IEEE Computer Society's Azriel Rosenfeld Life Time Achievement Award, presented at the 12th annual International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) in Kyoto, Japan.

Yanik work could lead to a quantum look at life

Mehmet Fatih Yanik, the Robert J. Shillman assistant professor of electrical engineering in EECS at MIT has discovered a way that will enable viewing a single live cell--without destroying the cell--the current outcome of using electron microscopes to see live tissue. Yanik and EECS graduate student William Putnam propose to overcome the harmful effects from direct scanning with electrons by using a quantum mechanical measurement technique that allows electrons to sense objects remotely.


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