MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

Materials Science and Engineering of Clean Energy

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Elective

Instructors

Class Number

3.18

Level

Graduate

Term

Spring

Description

Develops the materials principles, limitations, and challenges of clean energy technologies, including solar, energy storage, thermoelectrics, fuel cells, and novel fuels. Draws correlations between the limitations and challenges related to key figures of merit and the basic underlying thermodynamic, structural, transport, and physical principles, as well as to the means for fabricating devices exhibiting optimum operating efficiencies and extended life at reasonable cost. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

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