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) 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.
  2. (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.
  3. (Set) The Nature of Matter & Thermodynamics Set

    (Set) The Nature of Matter & Thermodynamics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Discover amazing insights about the physical world with this set of courses. Begin by exploring the science of chemistry, which deals with matter in its infinite variety—from electrons to high-tech materials. Then delve into the fascinating and enormously important subject of thermodynamics. Start with the basics of heat and energy and move deeper into the four laws that govern so much of the world around us.
  4. (Set) Understanding the Quantum World & Thermodynamics Set

    (Set) Understanding the Quantum World & Thermodynamics

    Jeffrey C. Grossman
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    How do scientists make sense of the world around us? Get insights in this two-course set that brings together Understanding the Quantum World and Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe. In the first course, you’ll discover how the fundamentals of quantum theory have given physicists (and can give you) unprecedented insight into nature. And in the second, you’ll get an in-depth tour of thermodynamic...
  5. (Set) The Theory of Everything & Thermodynamics Set

    (Set) The Theory of Everything & Thermodynamics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Encounter the realm of fundamental processes that rule the universe with this two-course set. Redefine reality with a scientist taking part in history’s most momentous quest in The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality. Then, take an in-depth tour of a vital and fascinating science with Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe.
  6. (Set) The Science of Information & Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe Set on sale

    (Set) The Science of Information & Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $442.00 Starting at $66.90 $539.90 $66.90$539.90
    Explore some of the startling sides of physics with this two-course set. Chances are you’ve never heard of this this field, but learn how The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes is changing your life. Then discover the vital and fascinating critical pillars of science and engineering in Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe.