Tonio Buonassisi

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing

Primary DLC

Department of Mechanical Engineering

MIT Room: 35-213

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Solar Energy Conversion
Predictive Process Simulation
Multiscale Characterization (Synchrotron)

Research Summary

The mission of the Buonassisi Photovoltaics Research Laboratory is to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy technologies, and photovoltaics in particular, via breakthroughs in efficiency, cost reduction, de-bottlenecking, and efficient materials utilization. We synthesize and characterize commercial and next-generation photovoltaic materials and devices, engineering low-cost, naturally abundant, and manufacturable materials into defect-tolerant, high-efficiency devices.

Recent Work