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September 2, 2021

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

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

May 20, 2021

MIT turns “magic” material into versatile electronic devices

Work on three graphene-based devices may yield new insights into superconductivity.

June 1, 2020

Jesus A. del Alamo wins IPRM Award 2020

He is recognized for key technical contributions to InGaAs-based transistors for high frequency and CMOS applications, and pioneering studies on GaN transistor reliability.

September 27, 2019

Quantum sensing on a chip

Researchers have integrated diamond-based sensing components onto a chip to enable low-cost, high-performance quantum hardware.

September 1, 2019

MIT engineers build advanced microprocessor out of carbon nanotubes

The new approach harnesses the same fabrication processes used for silicon chips and offers key advance toward next-generation computers.

June 26, 2019

Song Han named to MIT Technology Review list of Innovators Under 35

The EECS faculty member was recognized for designing technology that lets powerful artificial intelligence programs run more efficiently on low-power hardware.

January 28, 2019

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

A device made from flexible, inexpensive materials could power large-area electronics, wearables, medical devices, and more.

June 12, 2018

Novel transmitter protects wireless data from hackers

The device uses ultrafast “frequency hopping” and data encryption to protect signals from being intercepted and jammed.