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Jeehwan Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, is using his background in materials science to build a physical neural network and produce cheap semiconductor wafers – technologies that could help bring the artificial intelligence power of super computers to handheld devices.
In class 2.00b, Toy Product Design, offered by MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, first-year students get hands-on engineering and product design experience while developing a prototype for a new toy.
MIT engineers led by Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao have designed a double-sided tape that can seal tissues in just five seconds. The tape could eventually replace surgical sutures, which don’t work well in all tissues and can cause complications in some patients.
During six months at an orphanage in Haiti, senior Eli Brooks introduced children to engineering product design, and uncovered a passion for teaching and life.
At an event hosted by MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in January 2021, former colleagues, friends, and family reflected on the life, career, and legacy of George Hatsopoulos '49, SM '50, ME '54, SCD '56.
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