Brown University School of Engineering


Researchers at Brown University have developed a new method for making solar cells from perovskite — a faster, more straightforward method that can produce flexible, high-efficiency, thinner cells.

A better method for making perovskite solar cells

Faster, cooler, thinner, better:

Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells.


Brown Design Workshop

The creation of the Brown Design Workshop (BDW) in Prince Lab is a key to the overall re-envisioning of engineering, which aims to make the disciplines of creation and design within the School of Engineering more collaborative, open, flexible and accessible to all parts of campus. With new technologies the opportunities have never been greater, nor more accessible for a wide range of students. These developments provide a unique opportunity to unite classroom and experiential learning.

NAE Members

Two Brown Alumni Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Brown University engineering alumni Sangeeta Bhatia ’90 and Guruswami Ravichandran Sc.M. ’83 Ph.D. ’87, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). They are two of the 67 new members elected, which brings the total U.S. membership to 2,263 members.

Actions of the Corporation

Brown Corporation Accepts More than $63 Million in New Gifts, including $10 Million for Engineering

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — At its Saturday morning business session during its winter meeting, the Corporation of Brown University formally accepted gifts to the University totaling more than $63 million, including $10 for the School of Engineering. It also approved the appointment of five faculty members to named chairs, including one for the School of Engineering.

New Gifts to the University

DNA ‘cage’ could improve nanopore technology

A Nanoscale Cage:

Scientists at Brown University have designed a nanoscale cage that can trap a single DNA strand and allow before-and-after sequencing of the same DNA strand in research trials.

Despite having a diameter tens of thousands of times smaller than a human hair, nanopores could be the next big thing in DNA sequencing. By zipping DNA molecules through these tiny holes, scientists hope to one day read off genetic sequences in the blink of an eye.

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