Department Head and Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering
‘Thermal batteries’ could efficiently store wind and solar power in a renewable grid
Science · April 13, 2022
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
E&E News · March 8, 2022
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.