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.

 

Upcoming: GRC on Micro and Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer on Structured Surfaces

Micro and Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer Role of Surface Structures
-- http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=16878
--January 11-16, 2015 Hotel Galvez Galveston, TX
--Chair: Yoav Peles
--Vice Chair: Evelyn N. Wang

Recent News

8/27/14: Farewell to Dr. Andrej Lenert and Dr. Tomas Humplik

Andrej has taken a postdoctoral position at University of Michigan. Tom has taken a postdoctoral position at Sandia National Labs in New Mexico.

 

8/6/14: Congratulations to Yangying, Dion, and Rong for a new published in Advanced Materials.

Their work on creating magnetically tunable microstructures to manipulate fluids and light is featured on the MIT homepage. Read the paper here and news article here.

 

7/16/14: Congratulations to Nenad, Dan, Ryan for a new paper published in APL

Their work on getting power from jumping droplets during condensation was featured on the MIT homepage. Read the paper here and news article here.