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MIT Research News

October 5, 2017

Why researchers should step out of the lab

Project reveals benefits of communicating with industry when conducting research.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office

When Shreya Dave was an MIT doctoral student working on a new kind of filter for desalination plants, she paid a visit to a working reverse-osmosis desalination plant in Spain. She quickly learned an important lesson that she now says she would likely have missed if she’d stayed in the lab.