Welcome to the MIT Device Research Laboratory (DRL) under the direction of Dr. Evelyn Wang in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT.

The DRL combines fundamental studies of micro and nanoscale heat and mass transport processes with the development of novel nanostructured materials to create innovative solutions in thermal management, thermal energy storage, solar thermal energy conversion, and water desalination. We leverage state-of-the-art micro/nanofabrication, unique measurement, and model prediction capabilities to enable mechanistic insights into complex fluid, interfacial, and thermal transport processes. This approach has led to new and important functionalities to enhance heat and mass transfer for various applications.


Recent News

4/22/16: Congratulations to the DRL for winning MIT Green Labs Seed Funding

After undergoing waste and energy audits and pitching ideas to promote environmentally conscious research practices, the Device Research Laboratory won 1,000 dollars in seed funds to make the lab greener by reducing energy and water consumption, reducing chemical waste, and recycling materials!


1/15/2016: Andrej featured in Forbes 30 under 30

Congratulations to Andrej for being featured in Forbes 30 under 30 list!
MIT News article
The Michigan Daily article
Forbes list


10/27/15: Jeremy's work on controllable boiling featured on MIT News

Boiling controlled both spatially and temporally via surfactants and electric fields. Heat transfer can be adjusted tenfold.
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Video of boiling set to Ode to Joy