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 | Aug. 12, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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

Finding novel materials for practical devices

MIT researchers use a new machine learning technique to rapidly evaluate new transition metal compounds to identify those that can perform specialized functions.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | Aug. 1, 2019 | mit
~14 mins   

Tags: machine-learning metals chemical-engineering mit-energy-initiative research school-of-engineering artificial-intelligence

Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | July 29, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative-mitei mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering carbon-dioxide carbon-emissions carbon-sequestration climate-change research batteries sustainability carbon energy faculty students graduate postdoctoral

Pathways to a low-carbon China

Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | July 8, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change mit-energy-initiative climate-change alternative-energy energy environment economics greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide research policy emissions china technology-and-society


For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions

Professor of biology and chemistry is catalyzing new approaches in research and education to meet the climate challenge.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative | June 26, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: biology chemistry school-of-science faculty climate-change education teaching academics research mit-energy-initiative emissions energy sustainability


Protecting our energy infrastructure from cyberattack

Researchers use a new, holistic methodology to address cyber vulnerabilities in today’s energy systems.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | June 4, 2019 | mit
~17 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative school-of-engineering sloan-school-of-management system-design-and-management cyber-security research

New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency

A slippery surface for liquids with very low surface tension promotes droplet formation, facilitating heat transfer.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | May 15, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering chemical-engineering manufacturing school-of-engineering surface-engineering department-of-energy-doe mit-energy-initiative

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