Professor of Mechanical Engineering
A new study by Professor Tonio Buonassisi shows that these electric vehicle batteries could have a useful and profitable second life as backup storage for grid-scale solar photovoltaic installations.
Research conducted by Professor Tonio Buonassisi shows that starting with higher-value niche markets and then expanding could help perovskite-based solar panels become competitive with silicon.
As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, a new study from Professor Tonio Buonassisi and research scientist Ian Marius Peters shows.
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAMEB.S., Applied Physics
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEYPh.D., Applied Science & Technology
"Tonio Buonassisi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is pioneering the application of artificial intelligence to develop new materials for societally beneficial applications. His research in solar photovoltaics and technoeconomic analysis assisted technology developments in dozens of companies, earning him a US Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and a Google Faculty Award. He founded the MIT PVLab and co-founded the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems in Boston USA. A recipient of the prestigious MIT Everett Moore Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, his passion for education is evidenced by the >73k views of his OpenCourseware/YouTube PV lectures series, and a recent YouTube video series focused on the application of AI to materials research, entitled “Accelerated Materials Development for Manufacturing.”