News

  • October 11, 2017
    Sebastian Pattinson wins MIT Materials Day poster award
    Dr. Sebastian Pattinson, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mechanosynthesis Group, won the 2017 Materials Day "Best Poster" award. The title of the poster was “Printed Mesh Materials with Locally Tailored Elasticity for Compliant Wearable and Implantable Devices”. Collaborators for this work include Dr. Christoph Meier and Prof. John Hart. Congratulations, Sebastian!
  • September 6, 2017
    Mechanosynthesis Group Red Sox Trip
    The Mechanosynthesis Group dodged the rain to watch the Boston Red Sox play against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. The Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 6 - 1, at an eventful day in Fenway.
  • September 1, 2017
    Welcome, New Members!
    The Mechanosynthesis Group welcomes four grad students for the Fall 2017 semester. Cecile Chazot, Henry Merrow, Will Sawyer and Meng Feng. Cecile Chazot is working on evaluating the potential of patterned CNT forests for biological sensing and sorting at multiple length scales. Henry Merrow is focusing on high resolution direct 3D printing of metals and ceramics. Will Sawyer is working on high-throughput manufacturing of carbon nanotube fibers and Meng Feng is exploring build time and cost estimation of 3d printing.
  • June 16, 2017
    Rate limits of additive manufacturing by fused filament fabrication and guidelines for high-throughput system design
    J. Go, S. Schiffres, A.G. Stevens, and A.J. Hart. Additive Manufacturing. We determine the rate limits to FFF by analysis of machine modules and suggest design enhancements via targeted quality specifications.
  • June 5, 2017
    Professor John Hart awarded prestigious teaching award
    Associate Professor John Hart, faculty director of the Mechanosynthesis Group at MIT, was awarded the prestigious Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching at MIT. The award was made possible by a gift from Ruth and Joel S. Spira, to "acknowledge the tradition of high-quality engineering education at MIT." Congratulations, Prof. Hart!
  • May 30, 2017
    Prof. Hart and Sanha Kim present at inaugural SENSE.nano conference
    Prof. Hart was a distinguished speaker at the SENSE.nano Symposium, an inaugural launch event for SENSE.nano MIT.nano's first Center of Excellence. Prof. Hart's talk, "Printable electronics - functional features at nanoscale dimensions," drew heavily from the research done in conjunction with Mechanosynthesis Group research scientist Dr. Sanha Kim. At the same conference, Dr. Kim presented during the poster session on his work developing CNT-based nanoporous stamps for high-throughput printed electronics.
  • May 24, 2017
    John Lewandowski awarded Legatum Fellowship
    John Lewandowski, a graduate student in the Mechanosynthesis Group, was awarded a 2017-2018 Legatum Fellowship. John's commercial ventures into enhanced biomedical devices are due to bring lasting positive impacts to those who need them most, and the Legatum Fellowship will help facilitate the transition of his vision and research into actionable products. "The Legatum Fellowship is a competitive program designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs gain a world class education at MIT in order to launch and scale their ventures and maximize their likelihood of success as principled entrepreneurial leaders and agents for change who will transform society and improve global wellbeing." Congratulations, John!
  • May 19, 2017
    Emily Hanhauser completes Master's Thesis
    Emily Hanhauser, an S.M. candidate jointly advised by Professor Hart and Professor Rohit Karnik (MechE), completed her Master's Thesis this month, entitled: "Dry preservation of heavy metal contaminants using cation exchange resins for improved water quality monitoring." Emily's thesis research was facilitated by seed financing from MIT's J-WAFS program, and was awarded May 19th, 2017. Congratulations, Emily!
  • May 16, 2017
    Dhanush Mariappan and Crystal Owens place high in de Florez competition
    Dhanush Mariappan and Crystal Owens, graduate students in the Mechanosynthesis Group, received 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, in 2017's de Florez competition. "The de Florez awards are given to Course 2 students demonstrating "Outstanding Ingenuity and Creative Judgment" in areas that utilize mechanical engineering knowledge or practice." Congratulations, Dhanush and Crystal!