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Study shows forward osmosis desalination not energy efficient
In a recent study published in the Journal of Membrane Science, MIT professor John Lienhard and postdoc Ronan McGovern, both of the Department of Mechanical ...
Microfluidics and nanofluidics research address global challenges
Rohit Karnik, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, addresses real-world challenges with his microfluidics and nanofluidics research. The studies that Karnik and his ...
Steam from the sun
A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon ...
Getting a grip on robotic grasp
Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now ...
Startup with MIT roots wins R&D 100 Award
Leslie Bromberg, a research scientist at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center, and Alexander Sappok ’09 have been recognized by R&D Magazine for inventing one ...
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Course 2-A: Customized Curriculum
To borrow the tagline from a famous computer maker's advertising campaign, some of our undergraduate students "think different".
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Maria Yang
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems (dual)

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Control, Instrumentation, & Robotics
The Control, Instrumentation, and Robotics (CIR) area seeks to promote research and education into identifying fundamental principles and methodologies that enable systems to exhibit intelligent, goal-oriented behavior, and developing innovative instruments to monitor, manipulate, and control systems.