Prof. Jeffrey C Grossman

Morton (1924) and Claire Goulder and Family Professor in Environmental Systems
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, SiTration

Primary DLC

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MIT Room: 13-5049


Laura von Bosau

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Computational Materials Science
Condensed Matter Physics
Energy Storage and Conversion
Materials Chemistry
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Solar Fuels
Shale Gas
Thermal Transport

Research Summary

Professor Jeffrey Grossman’s research focuses on a wide array of nanomaterials and energy related applications. Researchers in his Grossman Group target fundamental materials understanding and novel materials and devices for consumer and industrial adoption. Their research has included the development of materials that can store solar energy chemically, and then release the energy at a later time as heat, a process for constructing electronic components out of coal, novel 3-D arrangements for solar panels, and the use of graphene for water desalination.

He has published more than 200 scientific papers, holds 17 current or pending U.S. patents, and co-founded two Massachusetts companies to commercialize novel membranes materials for efficient industrial separations: ViaSeparations, a company that commercializes graphene-oxide membranes to separate chemicals for manufacturing, and SiTration, a company that commercializes silicon membranes for chemical-free, energy-efficient extraction and recycling of critical materials.

Recent Work