MTL Annual Research Report 2014: View Online


MTL is an interdepartmental laboratory that supports Microsystems research encompassing work in circuits and systems, MEMS, electronic and photonic devices, and molecular and nanotechnology. Our research is enabled by a set of shared experimental facilities, as well as a vibrant industrial consortium. Annually, MTL supports the research of 745 students and staff.

  • New fibers can deliver many simultaneous stimuliImplanted into the brain or spinal column, they can transmit drugs, light, and electrical signals.Read More
  • Watching how cells interactNew device allows scientists to glimpse communication between immune cells.Read More
  • Tonio Buonassisi seeks to make solar cells competitiveMechanical engineering professor pursues a vision of a cleaner, more energy-efficient world.Read More
  • Toward quantum chipsPacking single-photon detectors on an optical chip is a crucial step toward quantum-computational circuits.Read more...
  • Calling quantum dots to orderMIT chemical engineering graduate student Mark Weidman and colleagues demonstrate how to synthesize lead sulfide nanocrystals of uniform size.Read more...
  • Vivienne Sze receives DARPA 2014 Young Faculty AwardSze's research focuses on energy-efficient multimedia systemsRead more...
  • New law for superconductorsMathematical description of relationship between thickness, temperature, and resistivity could spur advances.Read more...

On October 29-20, 2014, we celebrated the numerous accomplishments of MTL over the last 30 years and shared our dreams about the great potential of micro-and nano- technologies for years to come.

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