System provides cooling with no electricity

Passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.

David Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 30, 2019 ~8 min

sustainability research renewable-energy mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences misti department-of-energy-doe

New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

Novel class of “ionic liquids” may store more energy than conventional electrolytes — with less risk of catching fire.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 12, 2019 ~6 min

research renewable-energy batteries school-of-engineering mit-energy-initiative chemical-engineering energy-storage


Getting more heat out of sunlight

Material developed at MIT can passively capture solar heat for home heating or industrial applications.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 1, 2019 ~6 min

research renewable-energy mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe


3Q: Yet-Ming Chiang on reopening the case of cold fusion

The materials science and engineering professor is part of a multi-institution effort to investigate the possibility of cold fusion in a scientifically rigorous way.

Rachel Kemper | Department of Materials Science and Engineering • mit
May 27, 2019 ~7 min

physics energy research renewable-energy school-of-engineering 3-questions nuclear-science-and-engineering alternative-energy fusion nuclear-power-and-reactors

Ambient plant illumination could light the way for greener buildings

Collaboration between MIT architect and chemical engineer could be at the center of new sustainable infrastructure for buildings.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
May 9, 2019 ~9 min

sustainability arts plants awards research renewable-energy design school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering honors-and-fellowships

Thermodynamic insights could lead to better catalysts

Experiments and analyses show how electrons and protons get together on an electrode surface.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 2, 2019 ~8 min

chemistry graphene energy carbon research renewable-energy school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih materials-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe

Breakthrough in boiling

High-fidelity simulations by MIT nuclear researchers point the way to optimizing heat transfer in current and next-generation reactors.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
April 22, 2019 ~8 min

energy research renewable-energy mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering nuclear-science-and-engineering alternative-energy nuclear-power-and-reactors

/

10