News Artificial muscle research that Jinwoo contributed is published in Science. See the MIT News article: LINK Sabrina just graduated from MIT. Thanks Sabrina for the stellar UROP project and good luck in California. Shao-shi passed his Ph.D thesis defense in Tsinghua University. Congratulations Shaoshi. Jinwoo’s research is highlighted in Energy Futures: LINK and MIT News: LINK Celebrating Shaolou’s Acta publication. Haoxue and Jiyun’s successful TAE’s Celebration. Menglei just passed the Quals in MechE. Congratulations! Tasan group was at MS&T 2018 with 8 talks. Cem in the seminar on designing fatigue-resistant steels and resettable alloys for Materials Day at MIT. A new BBC article on self-healing materials, with Cem’s comments on self-healing metals: LINK What are the challenges in making HEAs competitive? A brand new report is out with key insights to manufacturing challenges: LINK Cem was a member of the steering committee that organized this effort. Cem in EU-talk-tour: Imperial College, Oxford, Thermec… Our groups work on resettable metals was highlighted in the last issue of Spectrum: LINK Our group’s research is highlighted by a video prepared by Lillie Paquette and DMSE! MOVIE Shaolou Wei has been awarded the “Exceptional 1st Year Performance Award” by DCGS, Congradulations dear Menglei for getting your master degree. Dear matt, Congrats for getting your Bachelor’s degree. Mohadeseh’s correspondence just got online in Nature Communications! All three of our 1st year grad students pass their quals. Prof. Cem Tasan was interviewed by KPCC and Bloomberg after the recent engine failure during the Southwest flight, where he discussed the causes and possible solutions. News from across the Atlantic: Dr M.T. Taşan-Kok (Prof. Tasan’s sister) has been appointed Full Professor of Urban Governance and Planning at University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Congratulations! On March 15th, Cem will give an invited lecture in the Materials Science & Engineering Department of University of California, Berkeley. Atieh is invited to give a talk in MS&T 2018. “Small-scale Properties of Materials and Length-scale Phenomena”. Cem gave an invited lecture in Politecnico Milano on metals opportunities in additive manufacturing. Tasan group has four exciting talks at TMS 2018. Prof. Tasan won the 2018 Young Investigator Awards, Congrats! See the full list of award winners here! Collaboration with SNCF! Tasan Group and French National Railway Corporation (SNCF) start a new collaboration to develop improved coatings and alloys for railway applications. Haoxue won the 1st place in Materials Images Contest at MIT DMSE. “Every hydrogen has a silver lining” Ben won the 3rd place in Materials Images Contest at DMSE. “Triple chocolate chip cookies under tension” Dear Jackie, Congrats for passing the TAE! Congratulations Gianluca for passing your TAE! Congradulations dear Jackie for getting your master degree. Congratulations Ben for passing your qualification exam!