Energy Storage

DMSE faculty are exploring many aspects of energy storage, including large-scale grid storage, solar cells, car batteries, and batteries for devices.

Researchers

Angela Belcher

Head of the Department of Biological Engineering; James Mason Crafts Professor; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Professor of Bioengineering

Bio; Biotechnology; Energy Storage; Nanotechnology; Polymers

W. Craig Carter

POSCO Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Computational Materials Science; Energy; Energy Storage

Yet-Ming Chiang

Kyocera Professor; National Academy of Engineering

Ceramics; Electrochemistry; Energy; Energy Storage; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Jeffrey C. Grossman

Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Morton and Claire Goulder and Family Professor in Environmental Systems; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; MacVicar Fellow

Computational Materials Science; Condensed Matter Physics; Energy; Energy Storage; Materials Chemistry; Nanotechnology

James M. LeBeau

John Chipman Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Electronic Materials; Energy Storage; Nanotechnology; Structural Materials; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Ju Li

Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Computational Materials Science; Condensed Matter Physics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy Storage; Environment; Corrosion and Environmental Effects; Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Nanomechanics; Phase Transformations; Semiconductors; Structural Materials; Composites; Thermodynamics; Transport Phenomena

Jennifer L. M. Rupp

Thomas Lord Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy; Energy Storage; Materials Processing; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Transport Phenomena

Donald R. Sadoway

John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry

Electrochemistry; Energy; Energy Storage; Environment; Materials Processing; Materials Chemistry; Metallurgy

Yang Shao-Horn

W.M. Keck Professor of Energy

Electrochemistry; Energy Storage; Materials Chemistry; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Carl V. Thompson

Stavros Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Director, Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at MIT

Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy Storage; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems); Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

News

A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute

Brightly colored molecular models line two walls of Yet-Ming Chiang’s office at MIT. Chiang, a materials science professor and serial battery entrepreneur, has spent much of his career studying how slightly different arrangements of those sticks and spheres add up to radically different outcomes…  

Sadoway on The Future of Battery Storage and Renewable Energies

"Recently I had the chance to speak with one of those visionaries: A scientist who has spent an entire career working on (and inventing) grid-level renewable energy storage mechanisms. Professor Donald Sadoway is a current MIT professor, an inventor with over a dozen patents, and a 2012 TIME “…