MIT – Researchers Design One of the Strongest, Lightest Materials Known

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter January 6, 2017 — A team of researchers at MIT has designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, Read More »

Image courtesy of MIT/Zhao Qin

SEAS and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering: Carbon-fiber Epoxy Honeycombs Mimic the Material Performance of Balsa Wood

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering – In wind farms across North America and Europe, sleek turbines equipped with state-of-the-art technology convert wind energy into electric power. But tucked inside the blades of these feats Read More »

Left: Optical images of square, hexagonal, and triangular honeycomb structures composed of SiC-filled epoxy. Scale bars are 2 mm. Center and right: Optical images of a triangular honeycomb structure composed of SiC/C-filled epoxy, which reveal clear evidence of highly aligned carbon fibers oriented along the print direction. The scale bars are 500 µm. (Images courtesy of Brett G. Compton, Harvard University.)