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

1/5/2018: Heena Mutha’s work on carbon nanotube electrodes highlighted in MIT Energy Initiative Energy Futures and MIT News

Congratulations to Heena Mutha for her work on carbon nanotube electrodes highlighted in MIT Energy Initiative Energy Futures and MIT News.

 

12/17/2017: Evelyn N. Wang selected as a 2017 Foreign Policy’s Global Rethinker

Congratulations to Evelyn N. Wang for being selected as a 2017 Foreign Policy's Global Rethinker for her recent work on water harvesting. Read more.

 

12/17/2017: DRL wins Bose Award to develop Thermal Wires to Transport Heat Across Kilometers

Congratulations to the DRL for winning the 2017 Bose Award, a reward for bold and unconventional research visions. With the help of this reward, the DRL will design thermal wires that can efficiently transport heat across long distances. Read more.

 

12/17/2017: Congratulations to David Bierman who was selected as a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30

Congratulations to David Bierman who was selected as a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30. Read more about the articleand about Marigold Power.