Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL)

Tomás Palacios stands for a portrait.

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.

New device can control light at unprecedented speeds

November 30, 2022

Researchers have developed a programmable optical device for high-speed beam steering.

Last-minute pivot leads to record-setting Microsystems Annual Research Conference

March 21, 2022

Virtual conference gathered students, faculty, and industry partners to explore the future of microsystems and nanotechnology.

From left to right: Devavrat Shah, Harry Asada, Luca Daniel

Asada, Daniel, Shah Named Fellows of IEEE

January 31, 2022

Among the newly selected Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) are three members of the MIT community: Harry Asada, Ford Professor of Engineering in

Pushing the limits of electronic circuits

November 18, 2021

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

Schematic of three different nano flashlights for the generation of, left to right, focused, wide-spanning, and collimated beams

Nano flashlight could allow future cell phones to detect viruses, more

April 30, 2021

In work that could turn cell phones into sensors capable of detecting viruses and other minuscule objects, MIT researchers have built a powerful nanoscale flashlight on a chip.


Could lab-grown plant tissue ease the environmental toll of logging and agriculture?

January 28, 2021

MIT researchers have proposed a method to grow plant-based materials, like wood and fiber, and have demonstrated the concept by growing a culture of wood-like cells from zinnia


Four from MIT are named IEEE Fellows

December 21, 2020

MIT’s members of the 2021 class of IEEE Fellows are, clockwise from top left, Domitilla Del Vecchio, Asuman Ozdaglar, Robert Shin, and Joel Voldman. Among the newly selected


Discovery suggests new promise for nonsilicon computer transistors

December 11, 2020

MIT researchers have found that an alloy material called InGaAs could be suitable for high-performance computer transistors. If operated at high-frequencies, InGaAs transistors could one day rival silicon.


Max Shulaker awarded 2021 IEEE Nano Early Career Award

December 9, 2020

EECS Professor Max Shulaker Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Max Shulaker has received the Early Career Award from the IEEE Nanotechnnology Council. The award will