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)
Heat that escapes or enters windows accounts for roughly 30% of the energy used to heat and cool buildings. Researchers including Professor Gang Chen are developing a variety of window technologies that could prevent this massive loss of energy.
A team of researchers at MIT including Professor Gang Chen have designed a long-sought device, which they refer to as an “electrical heat valve,” that can vary the thermal conductivity on demand.
A new transparent material developed by Professors Evelyn Wang and Gang Chen lets sunlight pass through easily but blocks solar heat from escaping. The material could be used for home heating or for industrial processes.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEYPh.D.
Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyM.E.
Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyB.E.