MIT.nano: Innovation


MIT.nano in science and engineering you have to
question whether what you’re told or what you see in front of you is what’s
really there there may be something else behind it
that you haven’t seen because it’s not in your view but if you dig deeper you maybe you’d find it my research is driven by
curiosity if I’m interested in understanding something, I pursue it the vision is that this nano building
will change the exploration of many things our basic mission is to advance
knowledge and the nanoscale is an an important frontier for us because it’s right here, it’s right here all
around us once you can make things so much smaller it changes the world in ways we can
anticipate I know my research is going well when
I’m surprised by what I see that’s when we find something new it’s about fundamental discovery discovery about new types of matter new ways that light, electrons, mechanical forces, interact with matter every aspect of energy storage, energy
generation, energy transformation comes from the nanoscale If i look at leaves, they’re green because they reflect green light they don’t absorb green light but leaves absorb is red light and UV
light so can I take all that green light and convert it into red light? it turns out you can you, you just need these little things called quantum dots and they can absorb the light and glow back the red color so in cloudy climates, you can generate more useful lights that’s a unique way of thinking and
rethinking what is arable land you can have a great idea in the lab but
that idea is a long way from having real world or industrial impact the nano center can really help us to bridge the gap between material development in a
lab and the type of reproducibility and understanding one will need to prototype a new engineered system to even think about scaling those materials up to the levels where industry would become interested seeing in biology has
always been the key to understanding one picture is not worth a thousand words, it’s worth a million words the ability to construct materials at a nanoscale it’s a very important new tool in cancer
research you can use them as imaging agents to
tell you when the cell is changing from being a viable cell, to a dying cell, to a sick cell and every time you can see something new you can begin to use that image to
understand the process and ultimately to take it to treatment you have to be in an environment that’s permissive of crazy thoughts and crazy directions, which can lead to something really great all around MIT we already are focused on
nanotechnology but the way we do it is using the
specific tool sets that can fit inside our present labs if I had a bigger lab, if I had a more
complex lab, I could put more complex sets of tools inside it all of us because
we are from different disciplines will inspire each other so give me a tool that all of us need to
go to and you’ll start spurring innovation like you have never done before MIT.nano Millie Dresselhaus, Phil Sharp, Mike Sipser, Gabriela Schlau-Cohen, Vladimir Bulović, Fickle Brushett

6 Replies to “MIT.nano: Innovation”

  1. Hmm, could anyone shed some light on how, as a Canadian post-secondary student, I could get into MiT as a graduate student studying engineering? Also, what an interesting video, quite excited about the new and ever-expanding nano field!

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