MechE postdoctoral scholars are part of a large network of more than 1,400 postdocs across the entire Institute. Postdocs hold doctoral degrees and pursue a program of research and training under the direction of an MIT faculty member.
Postdoctoral scholars are a very important part of the research community here in MechE, adding insight and energy, expertise and a fresh perspective to our many research endeavors. We hope that, in exchange, postdocs receive one final spark that comes from working side-by-side with a MechE faculty member before shooting out on their own to begin what I know will be careers marked by excellence.
Faculty and teaching staff from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering share words of encouragement and reflect back on the accomplishments of MIT MechE’s Class of 2020.
An “organs-on-a-chip” system developed by Professor Linda Griffith sheds light on how bacteria in the human digestive tract may influence neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s disease.