Jessica Xu, a senior studying mechanical engineering, draws upon her skills as an artist to develop medical devices and assistive technologies.April 14, 2021 Professor Emeritus Ernest Cravalho, an expert in thermodynamics and pioneer in thermal fluids education, dies at 82
A leader in thermodynamics, heat transfer, cryopreservation of biomaterials, and energy conversion, Ernest Cravalho shaped thermodynamic and biomedical education at MIT.April 5, 2021 A safer way to deploy bacteria as environmental sensors
MIT engineers, including Professor Xuanhe Zhao, have devised a way to encapsulate bacterial sensors into a tough hydrogel sphere, which prevents them from interacting with other microbes in the environment.April 1, 2021 A robot that senses hidden objects
MIT researchers including Associate Professor Alberto Rodriguez have developed a picking robot that combines vision with radio frequency sensing to find and grasps objects, even if they’re hidden from view.April 1, 2021 A streamlined approach to determining thermal properties of crystalline solids and alloys
In a September 2020 essay in Nature Energy, three scientists posed several “grand challenges” — one of which was to find suitable materials for thermal energy storage devices that could be used in...
Faculty and teaching staff from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering share words of encouragement and reflect back on the accomplishments of MIT MechE’s Class of 2020.
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.