Michael S. Strano

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering


News

The $5 billion race to build a better battery

The $5 billion race to build a better battery

Young companies staked by big backers are challenging fossil fuels with new ways to hold sun and wind power in the $50 billion energy storage market.

April 14, 2015Read more
Michael S. Strano

Research

  • Optical modulation of nanostructures for sensor applications;
  • Chemistry of single-walled carbon nanotubes;
  • Chemical separation of carbon nanotubes;
  • Molecular interactions with nanoelectronic sensor arrays.

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March 17, 2014
Bionic plants
Nanotechnology could turn shrubbery into supercharged energy producers or sensors for explosives.

June 21, 2012
All-carbon solar cell harnesses infrared light
New type of photovoltaic device harnesses heat radiation that most solar cells ignore.

September 8, 2010
Solar cell, heal thyself
New self-assembling photovoltaic technology can keep repairing itself to avoid any loss in performance.

March 17, 2010
Big power from tiny wires
New discovery shows carbon nanotubes can produce powerful waves that could be harnessed for new energy systems.