In person for the first time in three years, the 2.007 (Design and Manufacturing I) Robot Competition celebrated its founder, the late Professor Woodie Flowers.May 10, 2022 MIT class journeys to fascinating places where mechanical engineering affects biology
In class 2.788 (Mechanical Engineering and Design of Living Systems) students explore how mechanics, structure, and materials intersect with biology by studying butterflies at every stage of their metamorphosis.May 10, 2022 Study finds cells take out the trash before they divide
MIT researchers, including Professor Scott Manalis, have discovered that before cells start to divide, they do a little cleanup, tossing out molecules that they appear not to need anymore.May 6, 2022 Surface coating designed to improve power plant efficiency wins 2022 Water Innovation Prize
Yajing Zhao SM ’18 won the 2022 Water Innovation Prize for Mesophase, a company that is developing a surface coating designed to improve the efficiency of condensers used in power plants around the world.May 4, 2022 Team creates map for production of eco-friendly metals
A team of researchers including Professor Yang Shao-Horn have mapped what is happening at the atomic level in metal electrolysis.
In class 2.00b, Toy Product Design, offered by MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, first-year students get hands-on engineering and product design experience while developing a prototype for a new toy.
Professor Rohit Karnik addresses real-world challenges with his micro- and nano-fluidics research, uncovering the unique behavior of fluid flow at the molecular level.
Millions of people die each year as a result of soot or smoke inhalation from these wood-burning cookstoves. A team of students from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and MIT D-Lab are helping a start-up in Uganda manufacture charcoal briquettes that produce a cleaner burn, minimizing these health risks.