Evelyn N. Wang is the Gail E. Kendall Professor and the Associate Department Head in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. She is the Associate Director of the Solid State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (S3TEC) Center, a DOE Energy Frontiers Research Center. She received her BS from MIT, and MS and PhD from Stanford University in mechanical engineering. From 2006 to 2007, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Bell Laboratories.
Her research interests include fundamental studies of micro/nanoscale heat and mass transport and the development of efficient thermal management; solar thermal energy conversion; and water harvesting systems. Her work on solar thermophotovoltaic energy conversion was selected as one of 10 breakthrough technologies in 2017 by the MIT Technology Review, and her work on water harvesting from air was selected as one of 10 emerging technologies in 2017 by Scientific American and the World Economic Forum.