News: Eugene A. Fitzgerald

New solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts

Exposed in step-like formation, layers of new photovoltaic cell harvest more of sun’s energy.  The cost of solar power is beginning to reach price parity with cheaper fossil fuel-based electricity in many parts of the world, yet the clean energy source still accounts for just slightly…  

Gene Fitzgerald Cornell Alum honor

The Cornell Department of Materials Science and Engineering has honored Gene Fitzgerald with the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2016, "in recognition of [his…  

Research and Education Initiatives, 2015-16

Here's a quick video update on research and education initiatives from DMSE. Professor Chiang offers his perspective on energy research, Professor Gibson describes DMSE's online educational offerings, Professor Fitzgerald explains DMSE's international collaboration with universities in…  

Rediscovering Fundamental Innovation

“People imagine that technology research is a linear process that moves from stage to stage, but we found that’s not really what happens,” says Fitzgerald. “It’s…  

3.086x Innovation and Commercialization, MITx offering, enrollment is open

This MITx class on Innovation and Commercialization is taught by distinguished practicing innovators who debunk the concept of innovation as a linear process, from research to development to product in the market but instead present a simple model for understanding it as a highly iterative…  

Prof. Fitzgerald honored by IEEE

IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has honored Prof. Gene Fitzgerald as a co-recipient of the Andrew S. Grove Award. This is the highest award presented by the electronic devices community. Prof. Fitzgerald is cited for his "seminal contributions to the demonstration of…  

MIT Energy Initiative Seed Grants Announced

The MIT Energy Initiative's second round of seed grants for energy research, announced this week, will go toward a wide array of research topics ranging from micro-hydropower and solar-thermal power projects for developing countries, to the development of novel materials for insulation or for…