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

2/7/14: DRL Winter Lab Outing


1/27/14: Andrej and David's work featured on U.S. DOE Science Homepage

Andrej and David's work on solar thermovoltaics was featured on the homepage of U.S. DOE Science ( link).


1/20/14: Congratulations to Andrej, David, and co-authors for a publication in Nature Nanotechnology

The work shows the potential of harnessing the sun in the form of heat to generate electricity that can be both dispatchable and efficient via solar thermophotovoltaics ( link). The work is also highlighted in MIT Newsand featured on the MIT homepage.