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Visiting UAE professors describe “life-changing” experiences at MIT
Junior faculty members from Masdar Institute plan to share insights with their own students in Abu Dhabi.
Batch desalination configuration bests standard reverse osmosis approach
Researchers develop a new way to create more clean water with less energy, thanks to clever timing.
New solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts
Exposed in step-like formation, layers of new photovoltaic cell harvest more of sun’s energy.
Sponge creates steam using ambient sunlight
Bubble-wrapped structure requires no mirrors or lenses to focus the sun’s heat.
Duane Boning named head of Leaders for Global Operations program
Boning succeeds David Simchi-Levi as engineering faculty director of master’s program.
MIT develops self-shading windows
New system can rapidly switch glass from transparent to dark — and keep it that way without power.
New solar absorber could improve efficiency of solar thermal technology
Masdar Institute-MIT team develops device that harnesses more sunlight, enhancing efficiency of heat production.
New model from Masdar Institute-MIT collaboration to support a cooler, more sustainable Abu Dhabi
Tool will help urban planners reduce Abu Dhabi’s heat island and carbon footprint.
Scientists tune polymer material’s transparency
Material may offer cheaper alternative to smart windows.
Deshpande Center announces fall 2015 research grants
Fifteen research teams receive $1,151,000 to develop new technological innovations.
On the importance of academic international engagements: An interview with Fred Moavenzadeh
MIT professor and former president of the Masdar Institute reflects on a career spent fostering international research and teaching collaborations.
Quantifying the impacts of large-scale irrigation on rainfall
A new study describes how irrigation development modifies local and regional climate.
MIT and Masdar Institute work together to transform an oil-based economy
Researchers collaborate on innovative water, energy, and next-generation technology projects.