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Materials Day talks examine the promises and challenges of AI and machine learning: The ability to predict and make new materials faster highlights the need for safety, reliability, and accurate data. November 5, 2019

Notation system allows scientists to communicate polymers more easily: BigSMILES language allows computers and researchers to convey stochastic configurations more clearly. September 18, 2019

Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture: New system could free bench chemists from time-consuming tasks, may help inspire new molecules. August 8, 2019

Squeezing cells to cure diseases: Startup SQZ Biotech aims to open a new path in immunotherapy with its cell-compressing technique. October 31, 2018

Plug-and-play technology automates chemical synthesis: System makes it easier to produce new molecules for myriad applications. September 20, 2018

Connor Coley named a Chemical and Engineering News Talented Twelve: Chemical engineering graduate student was named a “machine-learning maestro” by the magazine. September 14, 2018

Klavs Jensen Selected as AIChE’s Prausnitz Institute Lecturer for 2018 August 21, 2018

Connor Coley named 2018 DARPA Riser: Chemical engineering graduate student is invited to participate in the agency’s 60th anniversary symposium in September. July 16, 2018

Applying machine learning to challenges in the pharmaceutical industry: MIT researchers and industry form new consortium to aid the drug discovery process. May 17, 2018

Corning Recognizes Outstanding Work in Continuous Flow Reactors: MIT Professor Klavs Jensen and his research group receive inaugural award May 1, 2018

Drug manufacturing that’s out of this world: Continuous-flow chemistry device used for drug production could find use in long-duration space missions. January 5, 2018

Computer system predicts products of chemical reactions: Machine learning approach could aid the design of industrial processes for drug manufacturing. June 27, 2017

National Academy of Sciences elects six MIT professors for 2017: Bell, Bhatia, Cummins, Duflo, Jensen, and Mavalvala honored for research achievements. May 3, 2018

New technology offers fast peptide synthesis: Automated manufacturing could make it easier to develop and test new peptide drugs. February 27, 2017

Pharmacy on demand: New, portable system can be configured to produce different drugs. March 31, 2016

Cell squeezing enhances protein imaging: Compressing cells allows delivery of new fluorescent tags to track proteins in living cells. February 1, 2016