Innovations in fields like energy and transportation often take time—and extra support—to develop. The Engine at MIT is helping them make the leap from the lab to the marketplace.
A new approach to rechargeable batteries
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:45am
A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers at MIT.
Can computers help us synthesize new materials?
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:15pm
Last month, three MIT materials scientists and their colleagues published a paper describing a new artificial-intelligence system that can po
New technique allows rapid screening for new types of solar cells
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:15am
The worldwide quest by researchers to find better, more efficient materials for tomorrow’s solar panels is usually slow and painstaking. Researchers typically must produce lab samples — which are often composed of multiple layers of different materials bonded together — for extensive testing.
2017 Fall Wulff Lecture
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
Fantastic Feather: Form and Function
10 years of energy research at MIT
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:15pm
Q: What are some of the most significant research impacts the MIT energy community has made over the past decade?
Will metal supplies limit battery expansion?
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:30am
The dramatic rise in production of electric vehicles, coupled with expected growth in the use of grid-connected battery systems for storing electricity from renewable sources, raises a crucial question: Are there enough raw materials to enable significantly increased production of lithium-ion bat
Projects make inroads on global food and water challenges
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:00am
With goals that include finding better ways to purify and desalinate water, improving fertilizer production, and preventing food contamination, nearly two dozen research teams presented updates on their work at a day-long event on Sept. 15.
Making a pledge for the climate with our careers
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:00am
Jeremy Poindexter, a graduate student in DMSE, recently published a piece titled "Making a pledge for the climate with our careers" in The Tech.
The Engine announces investments in first group of startups
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:45am
The Engine, founded last year by MIT, today announced investments in its first group of seven startups that are developing innovations poised for transformative impact on aerospace, renewable energy, synthetic biology, medicine, and other sectors.