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"MITEI awards third round of seed grants" - including continued improvements on a luminescent solar concentrator being developed by EECS professor Marc Baldo, May 5, 2009.

"DOE to establish two Energy Frontier Research Centers at MIT" - new Center for Excitonics to be lead by EECS/RLE professor Marc Baldo. May 4, 2009. MIT News Office,; RLE press release,

"LEES to be merged into RLE" promising enhanced energy research. MIT News Office, April 16, 2009. RLE press release,

"A material for all seasons - MIT teams finding many uses for graphene, the newest form of carbon" The story of MIT researchers' fascination with graphene and how it has become the hotest conducting substnace since silicon. MIT News Office, May 4, 2009.
"Hockfield, Obama urge major push in clean energy research funding" MIT News Office, March 23, 2009.

"New material could lead to faster chips, Graphene may solve communications speed limit" EECS professors Palacios and Kong develop key microelectronics component, a frequency multiplier, using graphene doubling the frequency of an electromagnetic signal. MIT News Office, March 19, 2009.


"Gardening the CSAIL way" MIT News Office story about how robots taking care of small gardens could lead the way to more efficient farming. March 18, 2009.


"More power from bumps in the road, MIT students develop energy-harvesting shock absorbers" A group of MIT students including EECS senior Zack Anderson are aiming for 10% increase in vehicle efficiency with devices. MIT News Office, Feb. 9, 2009.


"CarTel personalizes commutes by using WiFi to network cars - On-board sensors aim to reduce drive times, detect engine woes" MIT News Office, Oct. 8, 2008.


"MIT probe could aid quantum computing - Spectroscopy, with amplitude" EECS prof. Terry Orlando, with Lincoln Lab William Oliver (and EECS prof. Karl K. Berggren) reported in the Sept. 4 issue of Nature, a new developed amplitude spectroscopy - a way to characterize quantum entities over extraordinarily broad frequency ranges and potentially leading the way to developing quantum computing. MIT News Office, Sept. 3, 2008.


MIT opens new ‘window’ on solar energy --Cost effective devices expected on market soon, MIT News Office, July 10, 2008


MIT develops a 'paper towel' for oil spills Nanowire mesh can absorb up to 20 times its weight in oil, MIT News Office, May 30, 2008

Boston College, MIT researchers achieve dramatic increase in thermoelectric efficiency, MIT News Office, March 20, 2008
MIT Builds Efficient Nanowire Storage to Replace Car Batteries, Popular Mechanics, Feb. 29, 2008
MIT Re-Generator Sustainability Events: Dinner Feb. 21, 6pm Stata R&D Commons fourth floor (bldg 32)
Energy Efficient Microchip-TI& Kwong-Chandrakasan Lab/MTL
MIT News Office, Feb. 5, 2008; MITEI site, March 13, 2008
EECS faculty/student projects selected for MITei Seed/Ignition Funding:
No watt left behind (Kirtley, Leeb )
Harnessing collective intelligence to address global climate change (Abelson, Karger)
Electrochemical cell evaluation and design for MIT nanotube-enhanced ultracapacitor (Kassakian, Schindall)
Nitride-based electronics for high-efficiency power conversion (Palacios)
Thermoelectric materials are one key to energy savings--Dresselhaus Lab
MITei News website, Dec. 11, 2007
New battery alternative-Schindall Ultracapcitor
MITei News website, Oct. 19, 2007
Efficient Photovoltaic Power--without the sun--Kassakian Lab
MITei News website, Sept. 29, 2007

MIT energy news & events

Reimagining Energy by Susan Hockfield Thursday, September 11, 2008; Page A17, Washington Post.
MIT Energy Initiative and Bosch announce energy collaboration June 23, 2008
Everything new under the sun MIT group will chart the course for solar energy, MIT Future of Solar Energy Study, May 29, 2008
MIT Energy Initiative launches MIT Future of Solar Energy Study, including EECS Prof. Vladimir Bulovic. This group is the third in a series of faculty led, interdisciplinary studies that explore the contribution that different energy technologies could make to meet the future energy needs of the United States and the world.
Clean Energy Revolution: Creating a Transformational Student Movement An Event with Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus authors of "The Death of Environmentalism & Break Through" March 3, 2008 at 6:00 pm in 6-120
MIT Students create and install solar micro-generator in Lesotho Africa to provide affordable energy

MIT Energy Initiative announces first seed grant winners: Almost $2 million to fund energy projects, January, 2008


Recipients of MITei seed grants for energy research, January, 2008

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