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Hai Dong visits lab Sunny and Dan at NASA Glenn



Hai Dong visits lab Akira and the Dreamliner


March 2012 the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was on view at Logan Airport in Boston. Akira Kudo was lucky enough to get in an take a couple of photos.


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Hai Dong visits labProf. Hai Duong


Prof. Hai Duong from National University of Singapore returns to visit his old group during American Physical Society Meeting in Boston, February 2012.

Kennedy Space Center Launchpad

Henna Jethani NASA intern

NECSTLab undergraduate researcher, Henna Jethani, interned at NASA Kennedy Space Center during the month of January. In this picture, she and seven other MIT Aero/Astro students are standing in front of launch pad 39A-from where the shuttles used to be launched .

Rich Li named to Graduate Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Congratulations to the new members of the Graduate Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics exec team on their election to office including our own NECSTLab member Richard Li as Co-President.

Graduate Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Holiday 2011Holiday and Farewell Dinner 2011


The Zirconia Monster/PhD Rock Anthem
by Stephen Steiner

The zirconia Monster/Phd Rock AnthemScience magazine has sponsored an international competition to see which scientists can best explain their graduate work through interpretive dance. Here's one entry from our own Stephen Steiner.

Carbon nanotubes are remarkable nanostructured fibers with diameters only a few times larger than atoms themselves. Nanotubes are known for having the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any known material, excellent electrical and thermal conductivities, and many other amazing properties. Thanks to their ultrasmall diameters and incredible strength properties, nanotubes can be used to make composites such as fiberglass and carbon fiber stronger and tougher by reinforcing the microscopic interstitial expanses of epoxy in these materials where cracks can form and propagate...

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June 2011 Lab BBQ

Grad dinnerSummer BBQ

Summer evening BBQ at Prof. Wardle's house .Pictured are Sally Chapman, AkiraKudo, Silvia Chan (MPC/CMSE Intern), Roberto Guzman de Villoria, Soraya Kalamoun, Marcel Williams, Stevie Steiner, Prof. Brian Wardle,Rich Li, Prof. John Dugundji, Namiko Yamamoto, John Kane.

Dinner Celebration

Grad dinner

Graduation 2011

Graduation 2011


Celebrating Namiko Yamamoto's newly minted Phd.

Prof. IIjimai visit

Prof. Iijima visit

Prof. Sumio Iijima visited MIT in March of 2010 and we were fortunate to spend some time discussing the future of nano-carbon materials with him. Pictured are Woo Sik Kim, Roberto Guzman de Villoria, Namiko Yamamoto, Brian Wardle, Stephen Steiner, and Ju Whan Kim.