Professor Mildred Dresselhaus has won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
MIT News highlighted work by S3TEC researchers on spectrally selective solar absorbers using two-dimensional metallic dielectric photonic crystals, which are close to being "perfect" solar absorbers.
Professor Marin Soljacic was awarded the 2014 Blavatnik National Award in physical sciences & engineering for exploration of nonlinear optical phenomena and work on wireless energy transfer.
System could provide first method for filtering light waves based on direction.
New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.
The quest for efficient low-cost solutions for solar energy conversion faces many obstacles, both, fundamental and technical.