MIT engineers led by Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao have designed a double-sided tape that can seal tissues in just five seconds and could eventually replace surgical sutures, which don’t work well in all tissues.October 28, 2019 Students present mechanical engineering projects that have global impact
At the sixth annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition, graduate students and postdocs sharpen their communication and presentation skills in a poster session-style event.October 24, 2019 The Making of a Mechanical Engineer in Seven UROPs
MechE alum Folkers Rojas ’09, SM ’11, PhD ’14 reflects on how the seven UROPs he completed during his time at MIT helped shape his career.October 21, 2019 Scaling up a cleaner-burning alternative for cookstoves
Mechanical engineering students in MIT D-Lab are working with collaborators in Uganda on a solution for the health hazards associated with wood-burning stoves.October 20, 2019 Pushy robots learn the fundamentals of object manipulation
Using a novel dataset that captures how pushed objects move, Associate Professor Alberto Rodriguez is training robots to “learn” pushing dynamics that are fundamental to many complex object-manipulation tasks.
A “failed experiment” became a life-saving discovery by MIT Professor Ioannis V. Yannas and his colleague Dr. John Burke when their search for a better way to treat severe burn victims led to the discovery of organ regeneration.
MIT graduate student Katy Olesnavage redesigns the Jaipur Foot to create a high-value prosthesis at a low cost for those in need in developing countries.