IE, ME professors on MIT Technology Review's "35 Innovators Under 35" list
Two College of Engineering professors were named to MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35” list.
Monique McClain, assistant professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, and Sivaranjani Seetharaman, assistant professor in the School of Industrial Engineering, were in the group of the “climate and energy” category of innovators who “are working to solve problems in carbon capture, battery-making and managing the grid,” according to the website.
McClain is developing ways to fine-tune the performance of propellants by producing them through a novel route, 3D printing, the website said. She was one of the first to apply an emerging technique that involves rapidly vibrating a 3D printer’s nozzle tips to extrude such viscous substances more quickly, the site said.
Seetharaman is developing tools to keep power grids running reliably in the face of many challenges. Per the website, Seetharaman said developing better algorithms and other software tools can rapidly improve the performance of today’s grids to ensure what is being built is more efficient, flexible and robust for the future.