MechE Connects is the bi-annual newsletter for MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE). Each issue explores one theme that reflects the cutting-edge research being conducted at MechE in addition to providing an overview of the latest departmental news.
The Winter 2018 Issue of MechE Connects explores the intersection of mechanical engineering and medicine. In this issue, you’ll hear from faculty members, students, and alumni about how they are applying engineering principles to solve problems in the medical field.
MechE students work with clinicians from Boston-area hospitals to design cheaper, safer, and more efficient medical devices.
Students taking class 2.75, Medical Device Design, work with clinicians from Boston-area hospitals to design cheaper, safer, and more efficient medical devices.
Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao is making comfortable and effective medical devices, sensors, and equipment by developing materials that can better interact with the human body.
Alum Dennis Orgill SM ’80, PhD ’83 applies the mechanical engineering principles he learned at MIT to the operating room.
With a product called SurgiBox, graduate student Sally Miller hopes to make safe, clean surgery possible anywhere.
Highlights from the latest news and research from MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering.