Postdoctoral Scholars Page
Welcome to the web page for postdoctoral scholars in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is the second largest department in the School of Engineering at MIT and has approximately 60 postdoctoral scholars. They are part of a larger community of over 800 postdoctoral scholars at MIT. Postdoctoral scholars hold doctoral degrees and pursue a program of research and training under the direction of an MIT faculty member.
This page contains information useful to postdoctoral scholars who have just joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, as well as descriptions of the resources available for career development while at MIT. The Department of Mechanical Engineering and MIT are committed to improving the quality of life for postdoctoral scholars and offer a range of activities in pursuit of this objective.
The following links provide information about resources, workshops and MIT activities for postdoctoral scholars:
- Resources for Postdocs in MechE
- Mentoring Plan Guidelines
- Professional Development Workshops 2012-2013
- Materials from Professional Development Workshops for MechE Postdoctoral Scholars
- MIT Postdoc Association
- Information for Postdocs from the Office of the V.P. for Research
- Postdoc Exit Interview
- Postdoc Short Course Material
- May 7, 2012.
K. Esfarjani, "Electronic Structure Calculation Methods Using the Density Functional Theory"
- May 14, 2012.
K. Esfarjani, Part 2
- June 5, 2012.
Svetlana Boriskina, "Fundamentals and Applications of Plasmonics" (Part 1)
- June 12, 2012.
Svetlana Boriskina, "Fundamentals and Applications of Plasmonics" (Part 2)
- June 18, 2012.
Konstantinos Michmizos, "Biomedical Signals: Processing and Analysis"
- June 25, 2012.
Konstantinos Michmizos, "Biomedical Signals: Processing and Analysis" (Part 2)
- September 10, 2012.
Erik Wilhelm, "Cloud Car"
- September 17, 2012.
Erik Wilhelm, "Cloud Car" (Part 2)
- October 1, 2012.
J. Thangavelautham, "Control of High Efficiency PEM Fuel Cells for Long Life Low Power"
- October 15, 2012.
J. Thangavelautham, "Control of High Efficiency PEM Fuel Cells for Long Life Low Power" (Part 2)
A quote from Mechanical Engineering Department Chair, Professor Mary Boyce:
“Postdoctoral scholars are a growing and important part of the Mechanical Engineering research community, bringing a great diversity of talents, ideas and contributions to our research programs. Your postdoctoral experience will broaden and deepen your research portfolio in preparation for a career in academia or high technology industries. Within Mechanical Engineering at MIT, we have a long history of preparing the next generation of leaders in a breadth of fields and we hope your postdoctoral experience here will be the launching point for a successful career.”
A quote from Postdoctoral Coordinator, Dr. Lynette Jones:
“The postdoctoral community in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is a very diverse group of scholars not only in terms of their research backgrounds but also their experiences. I encourage you to make the most of your time at MIT by participating in the activities of the department and the MIT community at large so that your experience here is both professionally and personally fulfilling.”