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

10/3/2017: Congratulations to Dan Preston for winning the best poster award at 2017 ICNMM

Congratulations to Dan Preston for winning the best poster award at the ASME 2017 International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels.

 

10/3/2017: Congratulations to Elise, Bikram and Arny for their stellar performance at the 2017 Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition (MERE)

Congratulations to Elise, Bikram and Arny for their stellar performance at the 2017 Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition (MERE). Read more about the event: MIT News
Most Excitement - Elise Strobach- "Optically Transparent, Thermally Insulating and Soundproofing (OTTIS) Aerogel for High-Efficiency Window Applications”
Honorable Mention - Bikram Bhatia"Passive directional daytime radiative cooling"
Highest Impact - Arny Leroy– “High performance incandescent lighting”

 

08/08/2017: Water harvesting from air selected as 1 of top 10 emerging technologies in 2017 by Scientific American and World Economic Forum

Congratulations to Hyunho, Sungwoo, Sameer, Shankar and Ari! Their work on water harvesting from air with metal-organic frameworks was selected as one of the top 10 emerging technologies in 2017 by Scientific American and World Economic Forum.

Read more about their work.