Robert Stoner

Deputy Director for Science and Technology, MITEI
MIT Energy Initiative


Mapping coal’s decline and renewables' rise

Mapping coal’s decline and renewables' rise

CoalMap online tool shows what policy regulations and technological advancements can do for the cost-competitiveness of solar and wind energy.

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Robert Stoner, MITEI’s deputy director for Science and Technology, also directs the Tata Center for Technology and Design — an MIT graduate program that trains future engineering and business leaders to invent technologies that address unmet needs and challenges in India and elsewhere in the developing world. Stoner also served as a study group member of the recently announced MIT Future of Solar Energy study. 

He is the inventor of numerous optical and electronic devices and has an extensive international business background, having held senior positions at Intel and Zygo Corporations, and founded technology companies in the United States and Europe. He was also an adjunct professor of Engineering at Brown University from 1995 through 2002. Immediately prior to joining MIT, he served in senior roles at the Clinton Foundation in Africa and India.

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January 4, 2016
Electrifying India, with the sun and small loans
Robert Stoner, director of the Tata Center, talks about the future of solar home systems in India.

December 14, 2015
Sharing climate research and strategies in Paris
MIT events throughout climate talks underscore Institute’s global perspectives and partnerships

October 8, 2015
Tata Center Searches for Solutions for India’s Energy Dilemma
Three year-old MIT institute focuses on innovation for the developing world.

September 28, 2015
Government of India taps MIT expertise for energy solutions

September 16, 2015
A day in the sun
MIT Solar Day brings the MIT community together to preview the coming decades of solar energy innovation.

July 31, 2015
Urgent action needed on climate change, say Nobel laureates
MITEI Deputy Director Robert Stoner takes part in a panel on the future of energy at the Indian Institute of Technology Alumni Global Leadership Conference.

July 13, 2015
Energy synergy: MIT ignites CERAWeek
MIT representatives shared emerging energy technologies at an influential conference rifle with world leaders.

July 9, 2015
Energy Synergy: MIT Ignites CERAWeek
The MIT Energy Initiative plays an integral role in IHS CERA's annual energy gathering

March 26, 2015
MIT around the world

January 18, 2015
On Educating an Interdisciplinary Generation of Energy Access Experts

June 20, 2013
Tata Center students spot opportunities to innovate in India

September 27, 2011
Building innovation in India
MIT-India conference explores nation’s challenges, opportunities