Research on Extracting Energy from Asphalt Proves a Hot Story


When WPI researchers traveled to Switzerland recently to discuss their studies about the potential to extract usable energy from hot asphalt, the media took notice. Stories about the research have appeared on dozens of news sites that cover new developments in sustainability, alternative energy, and environmental issues.

The story has also been posted on sites all across the blogosphere, including the highly trafficked Huffington Post. Interest in the story has come from as far away as New Zealand, where a radio news show carried an interview with principle investigator Rajib Mallick, associate professor of civil and Environmental Engineering.

Here are a few examples of this widespread coverage: