Welcome

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

12/01/2016: Congratulations to Jeremy Cho on successfully defending his PhD

Congratulations to Jeremy Cho on successfully defending his PhD on Physicochemical Mechanics of Surfactant Enhanced Boiling Heat Transfer.

 

07/14/2016: Congratulations to Solomon Adera for winning the Best Poster Award at the ASME/ICNMM 2016 conference

Congratulations to Solomon Adera for winning the Best Poster Award at the ASME/ICNMM 2016 conference for his presentation entitled " Experimental characterization and modeling of capillary-pumped thin-film evaporation from micropillar wicks". The HT/FE/ICNMM conference was held in Washington DC (July 10-14, 2016).

 

06/12/2016: Device Research Lab attends International Workshop on New Understanding in Nanoscale/Microscale Phase Change

Past and present members of the DRL convened at this workshop in Trondheim, Norway to discuss their most recent work with the phase change heat transfer community in a forum organized by Professor Satish Kandlikar and hosted by Professors Maria Fernandino and Carlos Dorao at NTNU. Pictured from left: Shalabh Maroo, Ryan Enright, Nenad Miljkovic, TJ Zhang, and Daniel Preston.