Our mission:

Energy-X Lab. (Energy eXploration Laboratory) is a research group that specializes in energy science and technology. The increasing global demand for energy has stimulated intense research on energy conversion and storage systems. Our group explores to improve energy efficiency, reliability, and economy of the process, component or system X; with X being our target technological area which spans from the energy sector to environmental applications.

Highlighted news:

  • Oct. 2020 - Energy-X team has been selected to receive the "American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize" for innovation. Working on the next stage of the prize, the team in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an industry partner aims to develop a solar-driven zero liquid discharge (ZLD) desalination technique to treat high salinity brines in a promising energy-efficient and economic manner. The contest is sponsored by the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Thanks for the support!​


Michigan Tech University, established in 1885 as the Michigan Mining School to support the copper and iron mining industry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is one of the U.S. premier technological universities.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (MEEM) supports approximately 1500 undergraduate students and 350 graduate students and has a reputation for developing “hands-on” student talent.

Within the department, Energy-X is an experimental test laboratory focused on fundamentals of phase-change heat transfer and advanced HVAC&R/appliance technologies.



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Energy e X ploration Laboratory 

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department 

Michigan Technological University

501 R.L. Smith Building, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Tel: (906) 487 2747  |  Fax: (906) 487 2822 

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