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MIT MechE Graduate Student Folkers Rojas explains his PhD Thesis research: "Mitigating the impact of a Blowout Preventer failure".

 
 
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A robot dives into search for Malaysian Airlines flight
The AUV built by MIT spinout Bluefin Robotics will begin imaging the ocean floor in search of clues. ...
Excitons observed in action for the first time
Technique developed at MIT reveals the motion of energy-carrying quasiparticles in solid material. ...
Lemelson-MIT announces National Collegiate Student Prize Competition winners
$50,000 awarded to undergraduate and graduate student inventors ...
Professor John Leonard Elected to IEEE Fellowship
We are pleased to announce that Associate Head of Research and Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering John J. Leonard, whose research focuses on addressing ...
Orienteering for robots
Algorithm for determining orientation of objects could aid robots in navigation, scene understanding. ...
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Center for Ocean Engineering: Anchors Aweigh
Originally established in 1893 as the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NA&ME), and rechristened the Department of Ocean Engineering in 1970, the program officially merged with Mechanical Engineering on January 1, 2005.
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Nicholas Patrikalakis
Kawasaki Professor of Engineering

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The Mechanics: Modeling, Experimentation, and Computation (MMEC) area seeks to enable rational engineering innovation through research and education. Research - We advance and enrich the spectrum of scientific tools and physical models for predicting and understanding thermo-mechanical phenomena.