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

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


8/10/15: Dan's Science as Art Entry Featured in MRS Bulletin

Dan's submission to MRS Science as Art was chosen for the MRS Bulletin's "Look Again" section. See the image here.


5/29/15: Dan and Nenad's work on graphene condenser coatings featured in MIT news

Graphene condenser coatings are shown to enhance condensation heat transfer by 4 times while exhibiting robust performance. Read the article here.