• Imagine a tire that could heal after being punctured or a rubber band that never snapped. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal. Self-healing materials aren’t new — researchers at

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  • Dynamic window technology has the potential to save about 20 percent in heating and cooling costs. | Illustration by: Stefani Billings

    Stanford University engineers have developed dynamic windows that can switch from transparent to opaque or back again in under a minute, a significant improvement over dimming windows currently being installed to reduce cooling costs in some buildings. The newly designed “smart” windows consist of conductive glass plates outlined with metal ions that spread out over

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  • One vaccine injection could carry many doses

    Microparticles created by new 3-D fabrication method could release drugs or vaccines long after injection. MIT engineers have invented a new 3-D fabrication method that can generate a novel type of drug-carrying particle that could allow multiple doses of a drug or vaccine to be delivered over an extended time period with just one injection.

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  • A new method produces a printable structure that begins to fold itself up as soon as it’s peeled off the printing platform.

    Expanding polymer enables self-folding without heating or immersion in water. As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water. In a paper appearing in the American Chemical Society’s journal Applied Materials and Interfaces,

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  • Compound interest Image

    Scientists in the US are taking inspiration from the compound eyes of insects to devise a way to pack tiny solar cells together in order to develop more efficient photovoltaic devices. In the study, a team from Stanford University has looked to the micro-lenses that form the geodesic domes of the robber fly’s compound eyes.

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  • aerogel

    Biomimetic Architectured Graphene Aerogel with Exceptional Strength and Resilience Materials combining lightweight, robust mechanical performances, and multifunctionality are highly desirable for engineering applications. Graphene aerogels have emerged as attractive candidates. Despite recent progresses, the bottleneck remains how to simultaneously achieve both strength and resilience. While multiscale architecture designs may offer a possible route, the difficulty

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  • 3D graphene

    Three-Dimensional Printed Graphene Foams An automated metal powder three-dimensional (3D) printing method for in situ synthesis of free-standing 3D graphene foams (GFs) was successfully modeled by manually placing a mixture of Ni and sucrose onto a platform and then using a commercial CO2 laser to convert the Ni/sucrose mixture into 3D GFs. The sucrose acted as the solid

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  • Ultralight TiO2 sponge standing on a setaria viridis

    Ultralight, scalable, and high-temperature–resilient ceramic nanofiber sponges Ultralight and resilient porous nanostructures have been fabricated in various material forms, including carbon, polymers, and metals. However, the development of ultralight and high-temperature resilient structures still remains extremely challenging. Ceramics exhibit good mechanical and chemical stability at high temperatures, but their brittleness and sensitivity to flaws significantly

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  • Long-range ferrimagnetic order in a two-dimensional supramolecular Kondo lattice Realization of long-range magnetic order in surface-supported two-dimensional systems has been challenging, mainly due to the competition between fundamental magnetic interactions as the short-range Kondo effect and spin-stabilizing magnetic exchange interactions. Spin-bearing molecules on conducting substrates represent a rich platform to investigate the interplay of these

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  • Asst. Prof. Maytal Caspary Toroker

    The research group led by Asst. Prof. Maytal Caspary Toroker from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering deciphered the reason for the success of doping iron for the best catalyst known today for splitting water. The article published in a respected journal in the field of physical chemistry, called Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, reveals

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  • Aberration-Corrected Electron Beam Lithography at the One Nanometer Length Scale

    Patterning materials efficiently at the smallest length scales is a longstanding challenge in nanotechnology. Electron-beam lithography (EBL) is the primary method for patterning arbitrary features, but EBL has not reliably provided sub-4 nm patterns. The few competing techniques that have achieved this resolution are orders of magnitude slower than EBL. In this work, we employed

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  • Oleo_Sponge

    Disasters on the scale of the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon serve as harrowing reminders of the devastating effects uncontrolled oil spills have on the environment. Skimming, burning, and dispersing oil are only partially effective and carry their own ecological impacts. An enticing alternative strategy involves oil sorbents capable of efficient extraction of oil from

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  • יום פתוח1

    On May 7th, 2017, an open day was held at the Faculty of Science and Materials Engineering. Big thanks to all the faculty representatives at the event, and to everyone who came. We’ll see you next school year!

  • PassoverToast

    On Tuesday, April 4th, we gathered up for a Passover toast. We wish you and your family a happy Passover!

  • מימן כבקשתך

    Technion researchers have developed a new method for the production of hydrogen from water using solar energy. The new method will make it possible to produce the hydrogen in a centralized manner far from the solar farm, cost-effectively, safely and efficiently. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new approach to the production of

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  • Syringe containing adhesive designed for sealing cuts in the intestine after surgery (courtesy of Sealantis)

    שני חוקרים מהטכניון: פרופ’ חבצלת ביאנקו-פלד מהפקולטה להנדסה כימית ופרופ’ אלחנדרו סוסניק מהפקולטה למדע והנדסה של חומרים ישתתפו בכינוס הראשון של הרשת האירופית למומחיות בביו-הדבקה. המטרה: לחקור דרכי הדבקה במערכות טבעיות ולפתח בהשראתן חומרי דבק חדשניים המתאימים לשימוש רפואי פרופ’ חבצלת ביאנקו-פלד למרות ההבדלים הברורים בין אצות ים, שממיות ותולעים זוהרות, ליצורים אלה יש מכנה

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  • professor-laura-gagliardi

    This year Isaiah Shavitt lectureship award was received by Prof. Laura Gagliardi from the University of Minnesota. This is the third annual event in memory of Isaiah Shavitt. Isaiah Shavitt was a pioneer in the field of theoretical chemistry and widely regarded as one of the founders of computational chemistry. Developed efficient methods to treat

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  • השבוע לפני 5 שנים, ב-10 בדצמבר 2011, הוענק פרס נובל בכימיה לפרופ’-מחקר דן שכטמן מהפקולטה למדע והנדסה של חומרים בטכניון. פרופ’ שכטמן, שהשלים את כל תאריו בטכניון, קיבל את הפרס על גילוי הגבישים הקוואזי-מחזוריים. התגלית ההיסטורית, שהתרחשה ב-8 באפריל 1982 בעת שהותו במכון התקנים האמריקאי (NBS), פתחה תחום מחקר חדש במדע.   טקס קבלת פרס

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  • GaryFrant

    A retirement party for Dr. Gary Fant, the faculty’s electronic engineer, was held  this week. For the past 42 years, Gary helped faculty members and trainees with research work. Many of them honored Gary and came to express their appreciation. We would like to wish Gary a joyful retirement, and to thank him for the

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  • תמונה_3

      High-resolution SEM micrograph of iron oxide (a-Fe2O3) “nanograss” layer produced by thermal oxidation of an iron (Fe) foil at 600°C (Prof. Avner Rothschild). Metal-Ceramic Interface Group: The alumina hill was formed during the growth of alumina by vapor-liquid-solid deposition. Growth steps are visible at the hill surfaces (Prof. Wayne Kaplan) CAE Group: MgF2 ALD coating on

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  • grill_party1

    The annual grill party was held at the Departmental of Materials Science and Engineering. The student body of our Department organized a social evening at 19:30, June 1st 2016. This grill party engaged undergraduate students, graduate student, staff, and faculty. Selected pictures: More pictures from the event can be found at: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-4d59cvUfk2YTk2STQ4ZVVnQmc&usp=drive_web

  • חישובי

    A new research group for advanced materials modeling has been established by Prof. Maytal Caspary Toroker at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion. Some of the activities include the following: A new conference on “Recent Advances in Computational Modeling for Energy Applications” was held on July 7th 2015 at the Department

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  • פרסים

    Congratulations for Awards:             January 2017: Prof. Wayne Kaplan received the title “Global Ambassador of The American Ceramic Society” Dr. Drezner for receiving the new appointment of the student laboratory November 2016: Prof. Emeritus Moshe Eizenberg receives an award “Notable Honor of the City of Haifa” for the year 2016

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  • New at the Technion! The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is opening a new B.Sc degree in Materials Engineering The new degree combines basic knowledge of chemistry and physics and materials engineering, in order to give graduates a wide range of tools that will allow them to engage in a variety of fields such as microelectronics,

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  • פקולטה_2

    The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding candidates for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. We seek applicants with significant accomplishments and future potential in any area of materials science and engineering. Applications from candidates working in the field

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