Carl Richard Soderberg Assoc Prof. of Power Eng.
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Jeffrey C. Grossman is the Carl Richard Soderberg Associate Professor of Power
Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the
University of Illinois, performed postdoctoral work at U.C. Berkeley, and was
a Lawrence Fellow at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He returned
to Berkeley as Director of a Nanoscience Center and Head of the Computational
Nanoscience research group with focus on energy applications. Prof. Grossman
joined MIT in summer 2009, assuming a position that was the result of an interdepartmental
search organized by the School of Engineering, for faculty pursuing energy research.
His group uses theory and simulation to gain fundamental understanding, develop
new insights based on this understanding, and then use these insights to develop
new materials for energy conversion and storage with improved properties –
working closely with experimental groups at each step. He has published more
than 80 scientific papers on the topics of solar photovoltaics, thermoelectrics,
hydrogen storage, solar fuels, nanomechanical phenomena, and self-assembly.
He has appeared on a number of television shows recently to discuss new materials
for energy including the Fred Friendly PBS series and the Ecopolis program on
the Discovery Channel. He holds 6 current or pending U.S. patents.