Radiative cooling is an emerging technology which reflects all sunlight and emits heat to the cold outer space simultaneously, which leads to electricity-free cooling. It can be applied to building envelope, vehicles and other locations to reduce electricity consumption and CO2 emission associated with air conditioning. In this project, the student will develop new formulation and strategies for high-performance radiative cooling materials, and perform onsite field test to evaluate their performance.
This is related to our previous Science paper: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aat9513
Position Dates: Summer 2022
Direct Supervisors: Yuan Yang and Nanfang Yu
Hours per week: 20 hr/week
Qualifications: Sophomore, junior or senior students in materials science, mechanical engineering, chemistry or physics.
SEAS students only: No