Ph.D. Defense (Dec. 2013)
Congratulations to Will Braff on the successful defense of his Ph.D.!
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.