From the Lab: Inventive Approaches to Sustainable Energy

Evelyn Wang, MIT

Evelyn Wang explains why advanced materials are so important in addressing some of the crucial problems in climate change.

Evelyn Wang, Professor , MIT

Evelyn N. Wang is the Gail E. Kendall Professor and Associate Head for Operations in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. She is also the associate director of the Solid State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (S3TEC) Center, a DOE Energy Frontiers Research Center. She received her BS from MIT and MS and PhD from Stanford University. From 2006 to 2007 she was a postdoctoral researcher at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent. Her research interests include fundamental studies of micro/nanoscale heat and mass transport and the development of efficient thermal management, water desalination and harvesting, and solar thermal energy systems. She has published over 100 archival journal papers. Her work on solar thermophotovoltaic energy conversion was named one of MIT Technology Review's 10 breakthrough technologies in 2017, and her work on water harvesting from air was selected as one of 10 emerging technologies in 2017 by Scientific American and the World Economic Forum.

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Sustainable Energy
Can we sustainably provide food, water, and energy to a growing population during a climate crisis?

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