TEMPRI partner
International associate member
Organisation type
Research topics
Fuel cells, combustion, cryogenics, modelling
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 3-173, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
MIT Mechanical Engineering website

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT is a world-class educational institution. MIT is independent and privately endowed, with a mission to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

One of MIT's interdisciplinary research programmes is the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), which is committed to working on key elements of the complex energy challenge through multidisciplinary research activities shaped so as to address the linked supply and demand, security, and environmental challenges. The Low Carbon Energy University Alliance (LCEUA) supports tripartite projects between MIT, the University of Cambridge and Tsinghua University.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

A major strand of research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is Energy Science and Engineering, which focuses on technologies for efficient energy conversion and utilization. Subjects of research include fossil fuel combustion, wind and solar power, hydrogen production and storage, and fuel cells.

Key personnel

Prof. Ahmed F. Ghoniem