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Energy and Environmental Engineering

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As one of the most prolific participants in MIT’s Energy Initiative, the Chemical Engineering Department offers an expansive range of energy research opportunities. From paper-thin solar panels, to bacteria-made biofuels, to a math model to optimize natural gas production, our students and faculty use cutting edge resources to address the world’s energy and its environmental impact.
Monitoring Carbon Sequestration President Obama and Professor Paul Hammond Green Electricity from Natural Gas - image: Christine Daniloff
Monitoring Carbon Sequestration Virus-created Solar Cells and Batteries Green Electricity from Natural Gas

Research Areas:

Batteries Solar Energy
Biofuels New Technologies
CO2 Capture and Sequestration Improving Environmental Impact