science in service of society

“Sadoway does more than entertain; he gives you a glimpse into the future of energy.”

-Jeffrey Kluger, Time Magazine

If you listen to many, it is easy to think that our mass global consumption of energy has lead us down a path that leads to petroleum, natural gas, coal and nuclear as our only solutions of surviving the next 50 years in terms of adequate resources.  If you believe all that you read, current projections are discouraging, at best.  Until you meet Donald Sadoway, and his team of MIT students and post-docs, who see the future of energy as bright, full of opportunity and abundance.

“If we are going to solve this country’s energy problems, we have to invent our way out by working together,” says Donald Sadoway, Ph.D.  He knows best as he is leading the way as a world-renowned expert in the area of batteries and grid-level energy storage.

This Canadian-born engineer has taught the largest, most popular class at MIT, and considers mentoring students his most rewarding accomplishment.  “Each day, we are inventing the next generation of inventors.  It is an absolute thrill to learn from each other using science in service of society.”

Dr. Sadoway was chosen as Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2012, and he travels the world speaking to esteemed colleagues, organizations, and influencers about the future of energy.

The accolades, honors, and awards that he has received for his work are only icing on the cake for him.  “There is a lot of work to be done in this field.  We all have a vested interest to invent our way out of our energy crisis.  We’ve come a long way, and we are steadily tackling the challenge ahead of us.  We are at the right place, at the right time, collaborating with the right minds.  I wake up each day knowing that the long term solutions are just around the corner.”

That’s good news… for science, for technology, and for our world.