Department Head and Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering
‘Thermal batteries’ could efficiently store wind and solar power in a renewable grid
Researchers from MIT and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory successfully achieved a nearly 30% efficiency increase in a thermophotovoltaic cell—a semiconductor structure that converts photons from heat into electricity, similar to the way a solar cell changes sunlight into power.
Whitehouse names EPA, Energy, and USGS nominees
Evelyn Wang (Mechanical Engineering) has been nominated by President Biden to serve as the director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency. Wang is a leading researcher in phase-change heat transfer and has been involved in a number of projects connected to MITEI and the MIT Tata Center.
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