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MIT Energy Initiative, Bosch energy collaboration

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MIT initiative? collaboration research? energy renewable?

As part of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), MIT and Bosch will be collaborating on energy research aimed at exploring new materials and concepts for efficient energy-conversion and energy-storage systems. The MITEI-Bosch collaboration will focus on three areas:

  • The atomistic modeling and computational search for new materials in electrochemical energy storage and electromechanical actuation;
  • Nanostructured thermoelectric materials for residential heat and electricity co-generation; and
  • Ultra-efficient thin-film solar cells.

    With the collaboration, Bosch becomes a sustaining member of MITEI, which was established in November 2006 to address global energy issues.

    "We are extremely excited about this new collaboration with one of the world's truly unique corporations," said Ernest Moniz, director of MITEI. "Bosch is both a diversified technology company and a major contributor to global humanitarian causes. Much of its technology development is focused on improving the environment. We hope that the pairing of Bosch's global reach and commitment with the expertise of MIT's faculty and researchers will help meet the world's energy and environmental challenges and contribute to a clean, affordable energy future."

    As a sustaining member, Bosch will contribute $5 million to MITEI over a five-year period that will fund a research portfolio at the Institute focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy research projects. In addition, Bosch will have a seat on the MITEI governing board. The board will have a significant influence on shaping the initiative's future research portfolio. As a sustaining member of MITEI, Bosch will support 10 "Bosch-MIT Energy Fellows," graduate students who will do research in various energy disciplines.

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