02/13/2017: Heeena's work on characterizing nanostructures featured on nanotechweb

Nanotech.org featured Heena's work on characterizing nanostructures non-destructively using impedance spectroscopy. This work has been published in Nanotechnology.

 

01/05/2017: STPV named one of the Biggest Clean Energy Advances in 2016

Congratulations to David Bierman and Andrej Lenert! MIT Technology Review has named STPV one of the "Biggest Clean Energy Advances in 2016". Earlier in 2016, a demonstration of enhanced STPV device performance through the suppression of 80% of unconvertible photons by pairing a one-dimensional photonic crystal selective emitter with a tandem plasma-interference optical filter was published in Nature Energy. A solar-to-electrical conversion rate of 6.8%, exceeding the performance of the photovoltaic cell alone was measured. Read more at: MIT Newsand Solar Thermophotovoltaic

 

05/24/2016: David’s work on solar thermophotovoltaic devices featured in MIT News

Demonstration of enhanced STPV device performance through the suppression of 80% of unconvertible photons by pairing a one-dimensional photonic crystal selective emitter with a tandem plasma-interference optical filter. A solar-to-electrical conversion rate of 6.8%, exceeding the performance of the photovoltaic cell alone was measured.
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10/27/15: Jeremy's work on controllable boiling featured on MIT News

Boiling controlled both spatially and temporally via surfactants and electric fields. Heat transfer can be adjusted tenfold.
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3/10/15: Nenad, Dan and Ryan's work on harvesting energy from jumping droplets featured in Frontiers in Energy Research

Devices utilizing superhydrophobic surfaces and water in the air could power small, remote devices. Read the article here.

 

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.

 

8/6/14: 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.

 

1/27/14: Andrej and David's work featured on U.S. DOE Science Homepage

Andrej and David's work on solar thermovoltaics was featured on the homepage of U.S. DOE Science ( link).

 

1/20/14: Congratulations to Andrej, David, and co-authors for a publication in Nature Nanotechnology

The work shows the potential of harnessing the sun in the form of heat to generate electricity that can be both dispatchable and efficient via solar thermophotovoltaics ( link). The work is also highlighted in MIT Newsand featured on the MIT homepage.

 

11/21/13: Congratulations to Nenad, Dan, and Ryan for a publication in ACS Nano

This work shows that electric fields can help further enhance jumping droplet heat transfer and offer new avenues for improving the performance of self-cleaning and anti-icing surfaces as well as thermal diodes ( link). The work is also highlighted in MIT News.

 

11/5/13: Jumping Charged Droplets featured in NY Times

Research on electrically charged jumping droplets was featured in the New York Times.

 

11/4/13: DRL work highlighted in Materials Processing Center and MITnews

MPC ( link) and MITnews ( link) highlight research at DRL on ways to control changes in phase of gases and liquids to reduce power consumption in heating and cooling systems.

 

9/3/13: Advanced Thermal Battery featured in Automotive Engineering

The Advanced Thermal Battery, a thermal energy storage device for climate control of electric cars, was featured in Automotive Engineering International.

 

5/16/13: Nenad's condensation work featured on cover of MRS bulletin

Nenad's condensation on superhydrophobic surfaces is featured on the cover of MRS bulletin. The review paper can be found here.

 

4/22/13: DRL work on thermal battery for electric vehicles featured on Technology Review

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1/4/13: Nenad and co-authors’ work on jumping droplets on MIT webpage today

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/research-update-jumping-droplets-help-heat-transfer-0104.html

 

6/26/12: Congratulations to Hank and Ryan for their work featured on the MIT homepage June 26th, 2012

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http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/better-heat-transfer-0626.html

 

2/23/12: Nenad's work on today's MIT homepage

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2/23/12: Nenad's work on today's MIT homepage

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10/21/11: Nenad Miljkovic's work on today's spotlight!

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9/2/11: Our UROP Nicholas Dou highlighted on MIT Energy Initiative website

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6/3/10: Spectrum Highlights DRL Work on Water Desalination

http://spectrum.mit.edu/issue/2010-summer/drinking-seawater/

 

4/1/09: Matt McCarthy's work highlighted by ASME

Matt McCarthy's prior work on miniature ball bearing with Prof. Reza Ghodssi is highlighted in the April issue of Mechanical Engineering magazine. http://memagazine.asme.org/Articles/2009/April/Rolling.cfm

Also, Matt's work on nanostructured nickel electrodes for microbattery applications is selected to be part of the Highlights of 2008 for Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering.
http://www.iop.org/EJ/journal/-page=extra.highlights2008/0960-1317

 

2/26/09: Andrej Lenert featured by Energy Initiative

Andrej Lenert (2008 MIT Energy Fellow) is on the MIT Energy Initiative Spotlight.