Deng Energy and Nanotechnology Group

for energy conversion and nanomaterial synthesis

2022

[September 6] Welcome Gwen, Chuwei, and Stefan to DENG!

[September 1] Congratulations to Suyong and Maanasa on winning the MathWorks Mechanical Engineering Fellowship!

[July 24-29] Jianan (missing in the picture), Suyong, Ben, and Huaibo have been invited to present at the 39th International Symposium on Combustion in Vancouver.

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[July 20] Congratulations to Dr. Yuesen Wang on the new position at Exponent! We thank Yuesen's dedication to the group and wish him all the best!

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[May 20] Congratulations to our very dear Valerie on finishing her master's thesis! She will also be the first graduate from the group. All the best, Valerie! We are also very excited to welcome Dr. Qiaofeng Li joining the group!

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[March 6-9] We presented seven papers at the Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern State Section of the Combustion Institute in Orlando, Florida. Great to have a conference in-person!

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[January 28] Prof. Deng won the NSF CAREER Award!

[January 24-28] Suyong presented at the ETHOS Meeting. The annual ETHOS conference unites the cookstoves and clean cooking community by bringing together lab and field based scientific knowledge that fosters collaborations, elevates scientific rigor, and disseminates knowledge to manufacturers and designers, leading to development and greater adoption of cleaner stoves. Check out his presentation here! (Link)

2021

[December 16] Congratulations to Weiqi who will join Bosch as a Research Engineer next month! It has been a pleasure working with you!

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[November 23] A family gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving!

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[October 31] Happy Halloween! The DENG and family & Friends went to an orchard for apple-picking, annimal-seeing, and corn maze. Well, we forgot to take a group photo with everyone... Next time!

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[October 29] Valerie presented her work on solid-state electrotyle synthesized with flame spray pyrolysis at MIT Energy Night. Some 400 people attended the in-person poster session while an additional 400 people attended virtually from around the world. Good job, Valerie!

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[October 16] Prof. John Wen from University of Waterloo will be visiting the group for the next year. We look forward to the collaborations with him!

[September 21-24] Prof. Deng presented at the Frontier of Engineering Symposium hosted by National Academy of Engineering.

[September 14] As MIT's in-person new semester started, DENG had our first in-person group meeting. It is so good to finally get together!

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[September 8] Welcome Huaibo Chen to DENG as a graduate student!

[May 24-26] Weiqi Ji, Jianan Zhang, and Valerie Muldoon presented their research at the 12th US National Combustion Meeting. Check out their presentations on our YouTube Channel! (Link)

[May 21] Ben Koenig receives the Carl G. Sontheimer Prize from MechE! Congratulations Ben for your accomplishment at MIT as an undergrad. We look forward to seeing your continued growth and success in grad school!

[May 13] Ben Koenig presents at the SuperUROP Virtual Spring Showcase for his work on low-cost acetone sensors for health monitoring. See this video on our YouTube channel! (Link)

[March 23] Great news! Valerie Muldoon got Honorable Mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Ben Koenig, who is performing a SuperUROP and undergraduate thesis with DENG, got this fellowship and will join DENG as a graduate student in the summer. Congratulations, Valerie and Ben!

[March 11] We created a channel on YouTube to post videos on our research. Please subscribe! (Link)

[January 27] Congratulations to Maanasa on passing her Ph.D. Qualifying Exams!

[January 1] Welcome Dr. Yuesen Wang to DENG as a postdoctoral associate!

2020

[October 3] Prof. Deng gave a presentation "Combustion + X: Attempts, Challenges, and Opportunities" at the Combustion Webinar. The video is available on YouTube. (Link)

[September 15] Welcome Dr. Jianan Zhang to DENG as a postdoctoral associate!

[September 1] Welcome Valerie Muldoon to DENG! Cannot wait for the exciting Fall semester!

[July 17] Our collaborated work on "Machine learning model to project the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. motor gasoline demand" is published in Nature Energy! We are also sharing the source code and updating the data online to enable further investigations. (Link)

[July 13] Prof. Deng speaks at the MIT ILP Regional Meeting on next generation of combustion technology. (Link)

[July 3] Congratulations to Weiqi on his paper "Dependence of kinetic sensitivity direction in premixed flames" published in Combustion and Flame!

[June 19] We celebrate Juneteenth together with our summer students who join DENG for UROP and MSRP! The members of DENG have different nationalities, genders, races, and backgrounds, and yet, we share the same enthusiasm in science and technology and hope to shape the future of energy and environment. That is what brought us together, and we look forward to working together to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM!

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[May 22] With so many uncertainties going on due to the pandemic, the group members of DENG have been cheerful and hopeful. We celebrate the end of the semester and get ready for a productive summer!

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[May 5] We have developed the ReacTorch package for differentiable reacting flow simulations. Please check the Software section for further information.

[February 10-11] Prof. Deng and Weiqi attended the NSF Workshop on Exuberance of Machine Learning in Transport Phenomena in Dallas, TX. Weiqi gave a wonderful talk highlighting our ongoing work on the autonomous discovery of chemical pathways.

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[January 29] Congratulations to Suyong on passing his Ph.D. Qualifying Exams!

[January 27] Prof. Deng is featured in MIT News highlighting her work on understanding combustion chemistry and developing clean technologies. (Link)

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2019

[December 24] Happy holidays! We celebrate the end of the semester and look forward to another exciting and productive year!

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[December 1-5] Prof. Deng organized the Symposium on Advances in the Fundamental Understanding and Functionalization of Reactive Materials at the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. Suyong served as a Symposium Assistant.

[September 1] Welcome Dr. Weiqi Ji and Ms. Maanasa Bhat join DENG!

[August 27] Welcome new members to DENG! We kick off the new semester with a group lunch!

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[January 1] Prof. Deng officially starts at MIT and is appointed to d'Arbeloff Career Development Chair!

2018

[September 22] DENG website is under construction and will eventually migrate to deng.mit.edu. Please stay tuned!

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