MIT engineers “grow” atomically thin transistors on top of computer chips

May 2, 2023

A new low-temperature growth and fabrication technology allows the integration of 2D materials directly onto a silicon circuit, which could lead to denser and more powerful chips.

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Tomás Palacios named new Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL)

December 14, 2022

The Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) will now be helmed by a new director.

A collage of professional headshots includes Phillip Isola, Will Oliver, Costis Daskalakis, Manish Raghavan, Stefanie Mueller, Martin Wainwright, Muriel Médard, Martha Gray, Polina Golland, and David Perreault.

Recent chair announcements within EECS

October 25, 2022

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) recently announced the following crop of chair appointments, all effective July 1, 2022. Karl Berggren has been named the

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Massachusetts Microelectronics Internship Program: a big focus on critical tiny components

September 26, 2022

EECS Alliance–backed program seeks to get more Massachusetts students into the microelectronics game

2022 MacVicar Faculty Fellows named

March 11, 2022

Professors Kamrin, Lang, McGee, and Shoulders are honored for exceptional undergraduate teaching.

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

March 8, 2022

Sixteen new professors join the MIT community, with research areas ranging from robotics and machine learning to health care and agriculture.

Tiny machine learning design alleviates a bottleneck in memory usage on internet-of-things devices

December 16, 2021

New technique applied to small computer chips enables efficient vision and detection algorithms without internet connectivity.

Pushing the limits of electronic circuits

November 18, 2021

Ruonan Han seeks to develop next-generation electronic devices by harnessing terahertz waves.

A universal system for decoding any type of data sent across a network

September 17, 2021

New chip eliminates the need for specific decoding hardware, could boost efficiency of gaming systems, 5G networks, the internet of things, and more.

Professor Emeritus Paul Penfield, chronicler of entropy and lifelong teacher, dies at 88.

September 2, 2021

A long-time department head who established the MEng degree for EECS undergraduates, Penfield developed courses illuminating the equivalence of information and thermodynamic entropy.