News

  • 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.
  • April 20, 2017
    Dan Oropeza Gomez receives NASA Fellowship
    Daniel Oropeza Gomez, a graduate student in the Mechanosynthesis Group, was awarded the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). The NSTRF program, "sponsors U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate students who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration and economic future." Congratulations, Dan!
  • 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.
  • 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 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!
  • 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!
  • November 19, 2012
    Mostafa Bedewy wins Nanotechnology Best Poster Award
    PhD Candidate Mostafa Bedewy won the best poster award in Nanotechnology at the 2012 Engineering Graduate Symposium organized by the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He won the First Prize for presenting his poster titled "Comprehensive Non-Destructive Metrology of Carbon Nanotube Populations for Advanced Manufacturing." Congratulations to Mostafa.
  • 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 1, 2017
    Desktop Metal unveils their Studio metal desktop printer
    Desktop Metal, a Burlington-MA based startup, unveiled their Studio product line this past week. The Studio system includes both printer and sintering oven and can be used for directly printing metal parts safely in an office or desktop setting. The Studio relies on extrusion of a metal rod of filamentary material, unlike other powder-based systems for metal parts, to leverage a wider materials suite at a more affordable cost. The Studio system will ship in September of this year. Professor John Hart is a co-founder of Desktop Metal along with several other MIT faculty.