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.
In the Summer 2019 Issue of MechE Connects, we explore new technologies our faculty, students, and alumni are using to innovate in the realm of design and manufacturing. In particular, we explore how advances in manufacturing have revolutionized the design process and unlocked new possibilities in terms of the materials we use and the scale at which we can produce products.
In MIT D-Lab class 2.729, Design for Scale, MIT students work with clients in the developing world to manufacture products in a more cost-efficient and effective way – from ambulances in Tanzania to an irrigation pump in Nepal.
Highlights from the latest departmental news, research, and awards at MIT's Departmental of Mechanical Engineering.
MechE alumnae Jacklyn (Holmes) Herbst ’10 MEngM ‘11, Isabella DiDio ‘16, and Ann McInroy ‘18 draw upon their shared experiences at MechE on the same team at Microsoft.
In an interview, Professor David Hardt discusses the changing landscape of manufacturing and how he has dedicated much of his career to teaching the principles of manufacturing.
In MIT D-Lab class 2.729, Design for Scale, MIT students work with clients in the developing world to manufacture products in a more cost-efficient and effective way.
David Larson ’16, SM ’18, a PhD Candidate working with Professor Sclavounos, is modeling ship-wave interactions to understand how ships behave in severe storms.