Angela Belcher wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
June 4, 2013MIT professor honored for her innovations that take cues, and materials, from nature to tackle key societal issues.
Tracking bubbles for improved nuclear safety
June 4, 2013Nuclear science and engineering grad student Rosemary Sugrue explores thermal hydraulics in nuclear reactors
Helping advance computational capabilities, expand student research options
May 30, 2013Associate Professor Benoit Forget looks to the past for clues to push refinement of nuclear reactors
Diving into nuclear policy
May 28, 2013Whether he’s in a Navy submarine or in Washington, you’ll find MIT senior Cameron McCord at the intersection of nuclear engineering, policy and service.
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NSE grad student wins Heller Entrepreneurship Grant
May 21, 2013Sam Shaner recognized for contributing to spirit of entrepreneurship at the Institute
Robert C. Armstrong named director of MIT Energy Initiative
May 16, 2013Outgoing director Ernest Moniz confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Energy.
One order of steel; hold the greenhouse gases
May 8, 2013Steelmaking, a major emitter of climate-altering gases, could be transformed by a new process developed at MIT.
Funding clean-energy solutions
May 7, 2013MIT’s Clean Energy Prize awards more than $300,000 to support green startups and technologies.
MSMS student taps MIT Sloan to power energy research
May 7, 2013As a student in the Master of Science in Management Studies program, Vikalp Sabhlok examines ways to improve energy distribution systems in developing countries.
Cleaner energy, warmer climate?
May 6, 2013MIT researchers explore the possible consequences of expanding biofuels.
MIT signs Compact for Sustainable Future with City of Cambridge and Harvard
May 6, 2013Akamai to join universities and city in new agreement; others encouraged to follow suit.
The case for optimism about a renewable energy future
May 1, 2013Researcher Eric Martinot presents findings of two-year project at campus event
NSE-led teams sweep energy innovation contest
April 30, 2013Future Energy @ MIT pitch competition focuses on finding solutions to the world’s energy challenges
Understanding the turbulence in plasmas
April 28, 2013New experiments in a tokamak fusion reactor reveal details of a cooling process, potentially bringing practical fusion closer.
MIT students win twice in White House competition
April 26, 2013Contest focused on energy efficiency in buildings
At MIT, Gov. Deval Patrick highlights clean-energy achievements
April 26, 2013Earth Day talk details Massachusetts’ accomplishments since the governor’s MIT speech five years ago, and outlines new goals.
Wind power — even without the wind
April 25, 2013Innovative storage system could enable offshore wind farms to deliver power whenever it’s needed.
Power to the people
April 17, 2013From afar, MIT grad student Chidube Ezeozue devotes energy to his fellow Nigerians.
New solar-cell design based on dots and wires
March 24, 2013MIT researchers improve efficiency of quantum-dot photovoltaic system by adding a forest of nanowires.