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Sat, 10/01/2016

Aerospace engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have shown that carbon nanotubes can act like nanoscopic stitches to bind layers of composite materials and prevent delamination.

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Tue, 08/02/2016

The newest Airbus and Boeing passenger jets flying today are made primarily from advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic — extremely light, durable materials that reduce the overall weight of the plane by as much as 20 percent compared to aluminum-bodied planes. Such...

Wed, 07/27/2016

University of Massachusetts Amherst chemical engineering major Ashley Kaiser joined MIT Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Brian L. Wardle's necstlab this summer with past experience in growing graphene and examining it with Raman spectroscopy.

Thu, 07/21/2016

MIT News Office, July 21, 2016

Adapting an old trick used for centuries by both metalsmiths and pastry makers, a team of...

Wed, 06/01/2016

Prof. Hai Duong, former Postdoc in necstlab, has invented an oil-absorbing "super material" from waste paper.

Asst Prof Duong, who introduced the material at a media briefing on Monday (Feb 1), told TODAY he was inspired after being challenged by a janitor at NUS on what could be done...

Tue, 04/12/2016

"If you really want to make an engineering structure, at this point it’s not practical to use graphene,” says Itai Stein, a graduate student in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. “Graphene oxide is two to four orders of magnitude cheaper, and with our technique, we can tune the...

Fri, 01/01/2016

Collaborative research between necstlab and Stanford University has been recognized as one of the best papers of 2015 in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. necstlab and Prof. Ken Goodson’s group continue to work together on several topics, notably exploring heat transfer in...

Tue, 12/01/2015

MIT researchers have developed a composite manufacturing technique that does not require the use of large conventional ovens or autoclaves.

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Sat, 10/31/2015

The collaboration with NECSTLAB and Saab is highlighted in the article "Aerocomposites: The move to multifunctionality" under the section "Aligned CNTs and nanostitching".

Thu, 10/01/2015

Sunny Wicks' work is featured in the article "Structural nanocomposites for aerospace applications", in the Oct. 2015 MRS Bulletin.