Adam Paxson is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Eighty percent of the world’s energy flows through a condenser, a device that transfers heat in thermal systems. Condensors are also one of the most inefficient parts of those systems. Adam invented a durable coating for condensers, appropriate for tough industrial settings, that improves its efficiency. This coating will increase the effectiveness of condensers in countless devices from cars and refrigerators to steam power plants.