LEMI: Laboratory for Energy and Microsystems Innovation

Ph.D. Defense (Dec. 2013)

Congratulations to Will Braff on the successful defense of his Ph.D.!

DARPA YFA (Sep. '13)

Professor Buie has received a DARPA Young Faculty Award!

Publication in J. Fluid Mechanics (Aug. '13)

Bruno's work on optimizing capillary rise has been published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

Publication in Nature Communications (Aug. '13)

Will's work, in collaboration with Martin Bazant, on membraneless hydrogen bromine flow batteries has been published in Nature Communications and featured by MIT News.

DuPont Young Professor Award (May '13)

Professor Buie has received a DuPont Young Professor Grant!

Student Honors (April '13)

Congratulations to Alisha Schor for being selected as a 2013-2014 Martin Fellowship Recipient and to William Braff on earning 2nd place in the 2013 Mechanical Engineering deFlorez Competition. Nice work!

The MIT Laboratory for Energy and Microsystems Innovation (LEMI), under the direction of Professor Cullen R. Buie, explores the interactions between mass, charge, and heat transfer in advanced energy conversion devices. Systems of interest include hydrogen fed proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs), microbial fuel cells (MFCs), and novel hydrogen generation systems.

Through both traditional and customized experimental techniques, LEMI investigates fundamental physics underlying the optimization of these 21st century electrochemical energy conversion devices. Our laboratory is also interested in various electrokinetic phenomena and microfabrication techniques that can enhance the operation of electrochemical energy systems.