LEMI: Laboratory for Energy and Microsystems Innovation

Publication in Nature Communications (Jan. '15)

Youngsoo's work on aerosol generation from rainfall has been published in the journal Nature Communications and featured on MIT News and The New York Times.

Translational Fellows Program (Oct. 2014)

Congratulations to Paulo Garcia for being named to the inaugural class of Translational Fellows!

Chaired Professorship (June 2014)

Professor Buie has been named the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professor.

Ph.D. Defense (May 2014)

Congratulations to Youngsoo Joung on the successful defense of his Ph.D.!

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!

The LEMI mission is to exploit microscale electric field driven transport phenomena for applications in biotechnology, fluid mechanics, and energy. In microbial biotechnology, LEMI employs electric fields to both manipulate and assess cell phenotypes of interest for applications ranging from healthcare to biofuels.

LEMI is also developing a hydrogen bromine laminar flow battery (HBLFB). This technology, boasting a membrane-less architecture, was invented in LEMI and is being developed in collaboration with Martin Bazant (Chemical Engineering, MIT). The power density and efficiency of the HBLFB rival the best membrane-based systems, but at potentially lower cost by using cheap, plentiful reactants and eliminating the need for expensive membranes.