Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman, Ph.D.

Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The Sun is the opposite of a laser. If it were a laser, we’d have an easier time making solar cells because we could tailor our converters of light energy to one specific wavelength.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Grossman is Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned his B.A. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University and his M.S. in Physics and his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining MIT, Professor Grossman founded and headed the Computational Nanoscience research group at the University of California, Berkeley, which focused on designing new materials for energy applications. At MIT, he heads a research group devoted to understanding, predicting, and designing novel materials with applications in energy conversion, energy storage, and thermal transport. As a Lawrence Fellow at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he received the Physics Directorate Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Award. He was also awarded a coveted Sloan Fellowship soon after joining MIT. Professor Grossman's current research centers on the development of new solar thermal fuels, the design of nano-scale technologies for sequencing DNA in hours, three-dimensional photovoltaic panels, new materials to convert waste heat into electricity, and more. He has also developed entirely new ways to encourage idea generation and creativity in interdisciplinary science, including 'speedstorming,' a method of pair-wise idea generation that works similarly to a round-robin 'speed-dating' technique.
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 "I was amazed to find a professor who could speak the languages of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and engineering in a single course, but Dr. Grossman does it!"

26 Courses and Sets

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26 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) The Science of Energy & Thermodynamics Set

    (Set) The Science of Energy & Thermodynamics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Examine energy from all angles with this two-course set. Begin by considering a wide portfolio of energy sources, delving into how these sources work and the benefits and consequences of using them, in The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained. Then, understand the laws of thermodynamics—how energy moves, why it changes, and how matter is affected during these transformations—with Thermodynamics: Four...
  2. (Set)  Thermodynamics & The Life and Death of Stars Set

    (Set) Thermodynamics & The Life and Death of Stars

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Gain a deeper understanding of the universe around us with this set of courses. First, delve into the fascinating and enormously important subject of thermodynamics in Thermodynamics: Four Laws that Move the Universe. Then, gain an astronomer’s understanding of spectacular celestial bodies in The Life and Death of Stars which features dazzling imagery from Hubble, informative graphics, and computer animations.
  3. (Set) Introduction to Astrophysics & Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe Set

    (Set) Introduction to Astrophysics & Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

    Jeffrey C. Grossman
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Step up your science with this stellar two-course set. Start with an accessible grand tour through the physical laws that govern our universe with Introduction to Astrophysics. Then, get an in-depth tour of a vital and fascinating science with Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe.
  4. (Set) Understanding Modern Electronics & Thermodynamics Set

    (Set) Understanding Modern Electronics & Thermodynamics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Forge a link between the fundamental laws of thermodynamics and modern electronics with this set of courses. First, understand the surprisingly simple principles that all electronic devices operate on in 24 clear and accessible lectures. Next, explore thermodynamics—the branch of science that deals with heat—to see how profound an impact it has on modern society in enthralling lectures.
  5. (Set) Chemistry and Our Universe & Thermodynamics Set

    (Set) Chemistry and Our Universe & Thermodynamics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $764.90 Starting at $764.90 $894.90 $764.90$894.90
    What is heat, temperature, energy, and time? How do they work together to create the world as we know it? This two course set provides an in-depth look at the answers, starting with Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works. Then, understand how the thermodynamic principles work to transform the world in Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe.
  6. (Set)  Thermodynamics & Black Holes Explained Set

    (Set) Thermodynamics & Black Holes Explained

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $469.90 $469.90$469.90