Kyle Buznitsky

Kyle Buznitsky is a PhD candidate in the ASE Lab advised by Dr. Asegun Henry. He works on developing thermal energy grid storage (TEGS), a long-duration thermal energy storage technology for the electricity grid that can enable greater use of renewable energy sources like solar and wind. His research focuses on designing and testing a laboratory-scale prototype of the TEGS concept to better understand the engineering and technical challenges that will arise as the technology scales. He is also interested in applying thermal energy storage to the challenge of decarbonizing industrial process heat.

Kyle grew up in New Jersey and went to Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where he received his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2020. While at Rutgers, he worked on researching rheological techniques for thin-film polymers and electrospray deposition. At MIT, Kyle is involved in the MIT Energy & Climate club, and also mentors high school-aged students with STEM-related research projects. In his spare time, Kyle likes to play the trumpet, sail, and do woodworking.