Materials science can provide solutions for energy storage, building efficiency, transportation, and many other critical needs in today's society. MADMEC invites student teams to develop and build prototypes that address these and more challenges.
The winning team at this year’s MADMEC competition, PolyClean, aims to keep the roads safer with a transparent, water-shedding windshield coating that lets drivers see clearly, even in a downpour.
“Whether you like driving or not, I don’t think any of us like driving in these conditions,” said team member and PhD student Karim Gadelrab, referencing a video of a car’s windshield heavily obscured by rain, which was part of the team’s winning presentation.
Coolflux and AquaFresco, two teams from the 2014 MADMEC competition, were Grand Finalists in this year’s MIT Clean Energy Prize! This meant that they were in the final six teams of a 21-team competition. Congratulations to CoolFlux who won their division and received $36,000 which they will use to continue work on the project.