Evelyn N. Wang

Ford Professor of Engineering (on leave as of Dec. 22, 2022)

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford, 2006

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford, 2001

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2000

Links: MechE Page, Google Scholar, Research Gate | Email: enwang@mit.edu

Office: Room 3-461B, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

Research Interests

  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Nanoengineered materials and devices
  • Energy conversion, storage and management
  • Water harvesting, purification, and conservation


  • Thermal-Fluids Engineering I (2.005)
  • Thermal-Fluids Engineering II (2.006)
  • Intermediate Heat Transfer (2.51)
  • Advanced Heat Transfer (2.55)


Professor Evelyn N. Wang is the Ford Professor of Engineering (on leave) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is currently serving as Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). Professor Wang earned her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and her S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. She was a postdoctoral associate at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel Lucent from 2006-2007. She joined the MIT faculty in 2007. Professor Wang teaches and conducts research in the area of heat and mass transfer for a range of applications from thermal management to energy conversion and storage to water harvesting. Professor Wang served as Head of MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2018-2022.