Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering; Director, Pappalardo Micro and Nano Engineering Laboratories; Director, DOE EFRC: Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC)
“Solar vapor generator” uses low-tech materials to capture ambient sunlight and concentrate it as heat. The heat is then directed toward the pores of a sponge producing steam.
Gang Chen, along with two other MIT professors, have developed a way to capture and reuse waste heat from incandescent bulbs.
Heat flow at sub-nanometer distances occurs not via radiation or conduction but rather through “phonon tunneling.”
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEYPh.D.
Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyM.E.
Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyB.E.