Welcome

Welcome to the MIT Device Research Laboratory (DRL) under the direction of Dr. Evelyn Wang in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT.

The DRL combines fundamental studies of micro and nanoscale heat and mass transport processes with the development of novel nanostructured materials to create innovative solutions in thermal management, thermal energy storage, solar thermal energy conversion, and water desalination. We leverage state-of-the-art micro/nanofabrication, unique measurement, and model prediction capabilities to enable mechanistic insights into complex fluid, interfacial, and thermal transport processes. This approach has led to new and important functionalities to enhance heat and mass transfer for various applications.

 

Recent News

08/08/2017: Water harvesting from air selected as 1 of top 10 emerging technologies in 2017 by Scientific American and World Economic Forum

Congratulations to Hyunho, Sungwoo, Sameer, Shankar and Ari! Their work on water harvesting from air with metal-organic frameworks was selected as one of the top 10 emerging technologies in 2017 by Scientific American and World Economic Forum.

Read more about their work.

 

07/25/2017: Congratulations to David and Veronika for winning the DOE Office of Science Student and Postdoc Team Science Competition!

Congratulations to Dr. David Biermanand Dr. Veronika Stelmakhfor winning the DOE Office of Science Student and Postdoc Team Science Competition. This competition was part of the 2017 EFRCPrincipal Investigators’ Meeting in Washington, D.C.

 

07/03/2017: Listen to the new awesome song "Stop the Phonons"!

Listen to Stop the Phonons, an excellent original song by Elise Strobach, Daniel Preston, Jean Sack, Joseph Sandt, David Bierman and Evelyn Wang about stopping phonons in thermoelectric generators!
The song was written and recorded as part of the Intersection of Sound and Science Podcast Contest from the Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES).
Please vote for it in the Deptarment of Energy people's choice podcast contest.
Congratulations to all the creators!