The Energy area focuses on technologies for efficient and clean energy conversion and utilization, aiming to meet the challenge of rising energy demands and prices, while simultaneously addressing the concomitant environmental impact.
Research Includes: Engines, transportation, combustion, and control; solar energy and photovoltaics; transport phenomena and water desalination; carbon dioxide capture and hydrogen research; electrochemical energy storage and conversion; and energy conservation.
Mining minerals found 15,000 feet below sea level could help secure a low-carbon future, but at what cost? Researchers including Thomas Peacock, professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, are racing to understand the environmental impact of deep-sea mining.
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.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.