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

10/13/14: Yangying, Dion and Rong's work featured on the front cover of Advanced Materials

Read the paper here and news article here.

 

10/06/14: DRL researchers have developed a new way of creating surfaces on which droplets of any desired shape can spontaneously form.

The work is described in the journal Nature Communications by associate professor of mechanical engineering Evelyn Wang, former postdocs Rishi Raj and Ryan Enright, and graduate student Solomon Adera. Read the paper here and news article here.

 

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

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