Materials Processing Center

Materials Processing Center

The Materials Processing Center (MPC) unites the materials research community at MIT and enhances Institute-industry interactions through collaboration on research ventures and enabling technology transfer, continuing education of industry personnel, and communication among industrial and governmental entities.   The MPC provides an environment where students and professionals from industry, government, and academia collaborate to identify and address pivotal multidisciplinary issues in materials processing and manufacturing in a way that creates new knowledge, produces knowledgeable people, and promotes the exchange of knowledge in the service of our nation in the context of a global community.  The MPC's philosophy focuses on an understanding of processing fundamentals to control internal structure, from the nanoscale to the macroscale, thereby optimizing a material's properties and performance. Center research covers a broad range of materials and processes via a number of common themes. Foremost among these is the control of materials structure, properties, and performance in an ecologically and economically sound manner.

 

IN THE NEWS

  • MIT NEWS OFFICE Mapping buried magnetism Oct 25, 2016 New optical technique probes magnetism at a hidden interface between two exotic thin films.
  • MIT NEWS OFFICE Batteries power clean energy transformation Oct 06, 2016 Materials Day Symposium will highlight strong potential to cut greenhouse gases with electric cars, solar and wind energy storage.
  • MIT NEWS OFFICE Mixing topology and spin Jul 19, 2016 MIT-led team demonstrates paired topology and intrinsic magnetism in compound combining gadolinium, platinum, and bismuth.
  • MIT NEWS OFFICE Charging up random access memory Jul 14, 2016 Researchers demonstrate room-temperature ferroelectric states in ultra-thin films of tin and tellurium.
  • MIT NEWS OFFICE A new spin on circuits May 20, 2016 Moodera group researchers create edge currents in graphene, superconductivity in gold.
  • MIT NEWS OFFICE Materials Processing Center marks 35 years Mar 06, 2015 Service to faculty, collaboration with industry are hallmarks of campus-based Materials Processing Center at MIT.