Designing radiative cooling devices for carbon-neutral buildings

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: 

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