Silica Aerogel

More insulating than air, clearer than glass

Radiative Cooling

Passive cooling with no electricity

Water Desalination

Ultrahigh-efficiency desalination via a thermally-localized multistage solar still

Our Mission 

Welcome to the Device Research Lab (DRL) under the direction of Dr. Evelyn N. Wang in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. The DRL aims to address energy and water challenges facing our world. We probe fundamental heat and mass transport processes, leverage novel materials engineering, and build high-performance prototypes and devices to realize impactful technologies. Specifically, our research areas comprises phase-change, solar, thermal, and water.

Research Area