Prof. Bilge Yildiz

Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Primary DLC

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

MIT Room: 24-210

Assistant

Nancy Iappini
niappini@mit.edu

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Electrochemical Materials and Interfaces
Electrochemical Energy Conversion by Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers, Membranes
Electrochemical Energy Storage by Solid State Batteries
Neuromorphic Computing Materials
Redox Based Memristive Information Storage and Processing
Cation Based Memristive Information Storage and Processing
Ceramics
Surface Science
Corrosion and Hydrogen Resistant Films in a Extreme Environments

Research Summary

Yildiz Group's research focuses on laying the scientific groundwork and proof-of-principle material systems for the next generation of high-efficiency devices for energy conversion and information processing, based on solid state ionic-electronic materials. The scientific insights derived from our research impact the design of novel surface/interface chemistries for:
(*) efficient and durable solid oxide fuel cells,
(*) redox based memristive information storage and logic,
(*) efficient and durable thermo/electro-chemical splitting of water and CO2,
(*) high energy density and high power density solid state batteries, and
(*) corrosion resistant films in a wide range of extreme environments as in nuclear energy generation, concentrated solar energy, and oil exploration.

We have thus far made significant contributions in advancing the molecular-level understanding of oxygen reduction and oxidation kinetics on mixed ionic-electronic solid surfaces. Specifically we have uncovered the effects of elastic strain, dislocations, temperature and oxygen pressure on the reactivity and degradation of mixed ionic/electronic materials, by combining theoretical and experimental analyses of surface electronic structure, defect mobility and composition.

The key findings in much of the work are obtained through our development of in-situ scanning tunnelling spectroscopy and x-ray spectroscopy methods in conjunction with first-principles calculations and novel atomistic simulations.


(summary updated 11/2018)

Recent Work

  • Video

    5.25.21-Quest-for-Intelligence-DiCarolo-Yildiz

    May 25, 2021Conference Video Duration: 113:41

    James DiCarlo
    Director, MIT Quest
    Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience
    Head, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

    Bilge Yildiz
    Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
    Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

    2.25.21 AI Autonomy Roundtable

    February 25, 2021Conference Video Duration: 112:29

    Sophie Vandebroek
    Board Director, Trustee, Scholar
    2020 MIT School of Engineering Inaugural Visiting Scholar
    Former COO of IBM Research
    Aude Oliva
    MIT Director, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
    Director, MIT Quest Corporate
    Bilge Yildiz
    Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
    Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
    Tod Newman
    Lead, Center for Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Raytheon Technologies
    Lauren Barozie
    FCAS, Senior Director, Analytics Transformation, GRS AA Hub at Liberty Mutual Insurance
    Malcolm McRae
    Head of AI and Advanced Analytics, Vale
    Lama Nachman
    Intel Fellow, Director of Human & AI Systems Research Lab, Intel

    David Mindell
    Dibner Professor, History of Engineering and Manufacturing
    Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
    Founder & CEO, Humatics
    Nicholas Roy
    Bisplinghoff Professor, Aeronautics & Astronautics
    Director of Quest Systems Engineering, MIT Quest for Intelligence
    John Tylko
    Chief Innovation Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
    Dimitris Bountolos
    Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Ferrovial
    Sherif Marakby
    Executive Vice President of Research and Development

    Tomás Palacios
    Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    2.23.21-AI-Yildiz

    February 23, 2021Conference Video Duration: 21:32
    Bilge Yildiz
    Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
    Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

    12.7.20-Energy-Yuriy-Roman-Bilge-Yildiz

    December 7, 2020Conference Video Duration: 56:6

    Yuriy Román
    Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT
    Bilge Yildiz
    Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering