Michael S. Strano

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering


Climate change contest selects grand prize winner

Climate change contest selects grand prize winner

Solar panel system wins $10,000 prize for technology that makes energy and water more accessible in the developing world

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Michael S. Strano


  • 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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July 22, 2015
Putting the pieces together
Summer interns are learning research skills while helping to make progress in materials, drug delivery, and energy in MIT labs.

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.