Rising MechE senior Bettina Arkhurst, co-founder of Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Week, spreads kindness throughout the halls of MIT one flower, free hug, and compliment at a time.July 19, 2017 Study predicts heart cells’ response to dwindling oxygen
A study from graduate student Anthony McDougal and Professor Emeritus C. Forbes Dewey may help surgeons determine when and how to treat heart attacks.July 17, 2017 Finding leaks while they’re easy to fix
Small robotic device developed by Professor Kamal Youcef-Toumi and graduate student You Wu can inspect water or gas pipes from the inside to find leaks long before they become catastrophic.July 17, 2017 New gel coatings may lead to better catheters and condoms
A team led by Xuanhe Zhao, bonded layers of hydrogel onto various elastomer-based medical devices, including catheters and intravenous tubing, to yield tough, slippery, and impermeable coatings.July 16, 2017 Pushing the limits of athletic performance
MechE students and faculty use engineering to enhance endurance, speed, accuracy and agility in sports.
2.009: Product Engineering Processes is a rigorous capstone class for undergraduates, bringing together everything students have learned along the way to develop a market-ready product.
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.