Jingfan successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Yang!
Singapore’s Straits Times featured our team and DiSTAP’s effort on urban farming and food security. Check out this article here: Singapore-MIT team invents tools to help urban farmers boost crop yields.
Sam successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Faucher!
Homeschooled High School Student Summer Internship Opportunity at MIT – Spend your summer learning and doing state-of-the-art science in an MIT research lab! The Strano Lab is offering projects in the area of plant biology, medicine, and energy applications. [Link]
Minkyung successfully defended her thesis. Congratulations Dr. Park!
Kevin successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Silmore!
David successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Yuan!
Come and watch Michael on Channel News Asia! He talks about emerging technologies for urban farming and our DiSTAP center.
MIT News coverage: http://news.mit.edu/2019/genetic-engineer-plants-survive-drought-0225
Here is the link to the cover: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/smll.201870202
Prof. Strano discussed the Strano Research Group’s work on aerosolizable colloidal state machines on Austrian National Radio “Österreich 1” (“Austria 1“), which is one of the four nationwide channels run by the Austrian public broadcaster ORF.
“The MIT Center for Enhanced Nanofluidic Transport is part of a Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to advance basic science research for a transforming energy landscape”
Link to the Paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-018-0194-z
News & Views on Nature Nanotechnology: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-018-0198-8…
Congratulations to Prof. Strano and Dr. Seonyeong Kwak!
Catch the audio here!
Yannick Eatmon will work with the Strano group during the coming year on transport through nanopores. Congratulations to Yannick for being selected for this prestigious honor!
Kevin Silmore was awarded the DOE Computational Science Fellowship! Congratulations!
Dr. Freddy Nguyen has been named a 2017 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow. Congratulations!
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a new institute named “Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute”, which involves AIChE, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), and several industrial companies. Professor Strano is the MIT PI for the institute…
The first ever issue of Nature Reviews Chemistry carries a highlight on SRG work about the phase transitions of water inside single carbon nanotubes. Congratulations!
A link to the highlight, titled “Phase transition: Cold as ice”
SRG work on developing an explosive-detecting spinach plant, recently published in the journal Nature Materials, was featured by BostInno as one of the top 7 innovative things to come out of MIT in 2015!
In a news article, AccuWeather covered recent SRG work on the phase behavior of water inside carbon nanotubes. This work, published in the journal Nature Nanotechnlogy, showed the existence of solid water phases at temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Celsius, the conventional boiling point of…
The link to the segment is: http://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/no-nose-but-a-heck-of-a-sniffer/
The work was also featured on MIT News and on the MIT Homepage:
Forbes covers SRG work on water inside carbon nanotubes!
The link to the article on Forbes is: http://www.forbes.com/sites/samlemonick/2016/12/05/a-weird-new-property-…
This work was also covered by MIT News…
SRG work on “Observation of extreme phase transition temperatures of water confined inside isolated carbon nanotubes”, published in Nature Nanotechnology recently (http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/vaop/…
Professor Strano was an invited speaker at the 13th Annual Meeting of STS Forum held from October 2 to 4, 2016 in Kyoto, Japan
SRG work on developing an explosive-detecting spinach plant, recently published in the journal Nature Materials, was featured on Fox News. The segment featured Professor Strano, graduate student Tedrick Lew, and UROP Rosalie Sinclair. Congratulations!
Min Hao Wong won the oral presentation award from the Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division (FPBE) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) at the 2016 Annual Meeting held at San Francisco, CA in November 2016. Congratulations!
You can catch the BBC Radio 5 live Science program here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081mrtf
By embedding spinach leaves with carbon nanotubes, SRG has transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone. This work, published in Nature Materials, has been highlighted by BBC, MIT News, and…
Jamila Smith-Dell, an Undergraduate Researcher (UROP) working with the Strano group was awarded the SuperUROP Award. Congratulations!
Zhe (David) Yuan was awarded the Chyn Duog Shiah Memorial Fellowship by the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE), MIT! Congratulations!
Dr. Gili Bisker developed a new method for detecting proteins using carbon nanotubes. The nanosensors recognize fibrinogen; may detect insulin, and other biomarkers as well. This research was featured on MIT News. Congratulations!
Professor Strano has been selected as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher! www.highlycited.com
The Strano group’s research on carbon nanotube implantable sensors has been featured on Nature News! The news article is accessible here: http://www.nature.com/news/nanotube-implants-…
Prof. Strano’s thoughts on nanosystems and friction have been featured on Public Broadcasting Services’ NOVA Next. The online article can be accessed here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/physics/friction/
Markita Landry was awarded the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award (CASI). Congratulations!
“The Burroughs Wellcome Fund announced that 50 individual researchers have been recognized by the foundation for their excellence in biomedical research.
Congratulations to Gili Bisker, who won the first place in the Annual MIT Postdocs Share Their Science event (March 26th, 2015)
International busines times identifies Bionic Plant in ’10 amazing tech innovations.‘ “Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed the world’s first bionic…
Nicole has an absolutely lovely and informative interview on her work up on the Economist
Prof. Strano has been selected by Thompson Reuters as one of 2014’s most highly cited researchers. From Thompson Reuters: Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.
nanotechweb.org has written up our work on in vivo detection of Nitric Oxide:
“Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created the first in vivo carbon nanotube sensors. The devices, which can either be intravenously injected into the bloodstream or implanted under the skin, could be used to detect molecules like nitric oxide in the body – in real time.”
Perspective article on Biomarkers
Alex Munzer, Alex Star, and Zachary Michael have written a perspective article on our biomarker detection work in ACS Nano.