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A “failed experiment” became a life-saving discovery by MIT Professor Ioannis V. Yannas and his colleague Dr. John Burke when their search for a better way to treat severe burn victims led to the discovery of organ regeneration.
MechE researchers, led by Associate Professor Evelyn Wang, have developed a solar thermophotovoltaic device that experimentally demonstrates a three-fold increase in energy conversion efficiency.
PhD candidate Thomas Ober discusses his thesis research: the development of a basic tool set and framework for using microfluidic devices to characterize viscoelastic liquids at large deformation rates.
Emily Tow, left, and David Warsinger lead team in creating new reverse osmosis designs producing more clean water with less energy.
MechE Alum Wen Sang PhD ’14 launches Smarking, which uses data analytics to solve the nightmare of urban parking.
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