By my count 9 out of the 50 can be considered "energy professors". This provides one data point indicating that ~20% of MIT profs can be considered to be working actively in energy. Note: Bolded profs have been involved with the MIT Energy Club.
Full Tenured Professors:
- Bill Green (Chemical Engineering) - leader in computer simulation of reactive chemical processes - active in understanding catalytic reactions for hydrocarbon refining/conversion/upgrading
- Jonas Peters (Chemistry) - design of new inorganic and organic nonmetallic transformations and the synthesis of novel ligands and transition metal complexes with applications in solar and solar-to-fuels
- John Brisson II (Mechanical Engineering) - work on carbon sequestration
- Rajeev Ram (EECS) - work on thermophotovoltaics
Other Energy Professors Receiving Tenure:
- Vladimir Bulovic (EECS) - leader in molecular, nanostructured, and organic semiconductor electronics and optoelectronics - active in organic and organic/nanocrystal hybrid solar
- Nicola Marzari (Materials Science) - leader in first-principles calculations of materials properties - active in hydrogen storage, catalysis, and other energy areas
- David Perreault (EECS) - leader in power electronics
- Senthil Todadri (Physics) - works on theory of high-temperature superconductors
- John Fernandez (Architecture) - leader in the field of sustainable and resource-efficient buildings
Nice diversity of expertise represented here. I'm curious if this ~20% number is accurate.....