Study shows that factors other than wages dominate trends in photovoltaic costs, raising the prospect of competitive manufacturing anywhere.
Better understanding of how surfaces attract or repel water could improve everything from power plants to ketchup bottles.
New analysis points the way to optimizing efficiency of an integrated system for harvesting sunlight to make storable fuel.
The Center for Polymer Microfabrication designs manufacturing processes for a new generation of diagnostic tools.
The Environmentally Benign Manufacturing group studies the life cycle of new technologies.
New system developed by MIT researchers could help transform the pharmaceutical industry.
Research could affect U.S. manufacturing indirectly, by helping introduce products difficult to build elsewhere, and directly, by reducing production costs.
A distinctive MIT program trains engineers and managers who want to build careers on the leading edge of industrial production.
To keep energy consumption under control, future chips may need to move data using light instead of electricity — and the technical expertise to build them may reside in the United States.
For the first time in many years, manufacturing stands out as an area of strength in the American economy.