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

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.

 

06/03/2016: Congratulations to Yangying and Solomon for winning Outstanding and Best Poster Awards at ITHERM 2016 Conference

Congratulations to Yangying Zhu for winning Outstanding Poster Award for her presentation on “Model Optimization of Dry-out Heat Flux from Micropillar Wick Structures”and to Solomon Adera for winning the Best Poster Award for his presentation on “Hotspot Thermal Management via Thin-Film Evaporation”. Yangying and Solomon presented their work during the ITHERM 2016Conference in Las Vegas, USA that took place from May 31 - June 3 2016