Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (MBI)

Though the microchannel research at MBI occurs at some incredibly minute scales, the facility is anything but small—nor are its breakthroughs in sustainable energy and healthy environments.

Energy

What if you could capture and use waste heat? The kind that comes from the exhaust pipes of millions of automobiles and diesel generators, for example. Researchers at MBI are exploring ways to do just that.

Medical

Thanks to a collaborative research project at MBI, kidney dialysis patients have more freedom. Through innovative microtechnology, academic and industry researchers here developed a portable dialysis machine that’s made in-home treatment a reality.

Solar

Advances in photovoltaic (PV) technology require more energy- and material-efficient manufacturing processes—an area of great interest for MBI. Their research may unlock the key to greener, low-cost ways to produce solar cells.