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Pedro Reis' work focuses on the mechanics of large deformations of thin structures, towards devising novel functionalities over a wide range of length scales, from the very small to the very large.
Associate Professor Sangbae Kim describes his cutting-edge research in the area of biomimetics, the study of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of robots.
Just returning from 15 days living undersea as part of Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31 project, MechE alumna Grace Young '14 reflects on her experience.
Matthew Cavuto is one of four MIT student winners of the 2016 Marshall Scholarship competition.
“Solar vapor generator” uses low-tech materials to capture ambient sunlight and concentrate it as heat. The heat is then directed toward the pores of a sponge producing steam.
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