Rohit Karnik is creating ultrathin membranes with potential applications for water purification, energy, and the chemical industry.
Kristala Jones Prather is developing new, improved methods of chemical synthesis.
Ju Li has created a window into a world where things are inconceivably small and change inconceivably fast.
Gerbrand Ceder created a Materials Genome Initiative.
Peter Reddien believes human stem cells one day could be regulated to replace aged, damaged, and missing tissues.
Pedro Reis, recently named among Popular Science’s “Brilliant Ten,” is turning failure into functionality.
Fikile Brushett is applying fundamental electrochemistry to boost the performance and durability of future energy storage systems.
Christoph Reinhart, who runs MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab, creates a new modeling system to evaluate hundreds of buildings at a time.
Ruben Juanes’ work has profound implications for carbon sequestration, which can help prevent global warming.
Kristala Prather is designing a better biofuel — one that’s closer to the octane of gasoline.