Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)


Four from MIT awarded National Medals of Technology, Science

October 24, 2023

James Fujimoto, Eric Swanson, and David Huang are recognized for their technique to rapidly detect diseases of the eye; Subra Suresh is honored for his commitment to research and collaboration across borders.

Machine-learning system based on light could yield more powerful, efficient large language models

August 23, 2023

MIT system demonstrates greater than 100-fold improvement in energy efficiency and a 25-fold improvement in compute density compared with current systems.

3 Questions: What’s it like winning the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition?

August 9, 2023

The founders of MIT spinout Active Surfaces describe their thin-film solar technology and their experience winning this year’s $100K.

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.

Moving perovskite advancements from the lab to the manufacturing floor

April 20, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy selects MIT to establish collaborative research center for optimizing the development of tandem solar modules.

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

March 31, 2023

Eleven new faculty members join six of the school’s academic departments and institutes.

Efficient technique improves machine-learning models’ reliability

February 16, 2023

The method enables a model to determine its confidence in a prediction, while using no additional data and far fewer computing resources than other methods.

Computers that power self-driving cars could be a huge driver of global carbon emissions

February 6, 2023

Study shows that if autonomous vehicles are widely adopted, hardware efficiency will need to advance rapidly to keep computing-related emissions in check.

New quantum computing architecture could be used to connect large-scale devices

January 6, 2023

Researchers have demonstrated directional photon emission, the first step toward extensible quantum interconnects.

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.