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Evelyn N. Wang

Evelyn N. Wang

Associate Professor
Gail E. Kendall Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Room 3-461B
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-324-3311  

Curriculum Vitae

Administrative Contact:
Alexandra Cabral
Room 3-461
Phone: 617-324-2805  

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University. 2006
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2001

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T., 2000

Research Interests

micro-/nano-scale heat and mass transport, two-phase transport, phase-change; nanoengineered surfaces; thermal management for high performance systems; bio-inspired micro-/nano-systems;energy efficient systems; solar thermal energy conversion; water desalination

Honors and Awards


Associate Director of the Solid State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (S3TEC) Center

Best Paper Award and Best Poster Award, ITherm, 2014

ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer, 2012

ONR Young Investigator Award, 2012

Best Paper Award (First Prize), ASME Micro and Nano Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, 2012

AFOSR Young Investigator Award, 2011

Best Paper Award, ITherm, 2010

DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2008


Professional Memberships
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
American Physical Society

American String Teachers Association

Select Publications (see full list


1.Chu, K.-H., Xiao, R., and E.N. Wang, “Uni-directional Spreading on Asymmetric Nanostructured Surfaces,” Nature Materials, 9, 413-417, 2010.

2. Miljkovic, N., Enright, R., Nam, Y., Lopez, K., Dou, N., Sack, J., and E.N., Wang, "Jumping-Droplet-Enhanced Condensation on Scalable Superhydrophobic Nanostructured Surfaces," Nano Letters, 13(10) 179-187, 2013.

3. Adera, S., Raj, R., Enright, R., and E.N. Wang, "Non-Wetting Droplets on Hot Superhydrophilic Surfaces," Nature Communications, 4, 2013.

4. Miljkovic, N., Preston, D.J., Enright, and E.N., Wang, "Electrostatic Charging of Jumping Droplets on Superhydrophobic Surfaces," Nature Communications, 4, 2013.

5. Lenert, A., Bierman, D.M., Nam, Y., Walker, C.R., Celanovic, I., Soljacic, M. and E.N. Wang, "A nanophotonic solar thermophotovoltaic device," Nature Nanotechnollogy, 9(2) 126-130, 2014.


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