Founded by MechE alum Peter Chamberlain SM ’16, WalkWise uses a motion-detecting device for walkers to allow family members and care professionals to monitor adults with mobility challenges.August 9, 2022 Leveraging computational tools to enhance product design
Graduate student Jana Saadi is working to improve the product design process by evaluating computational design tools, exploring new applications, and developing education curricula.August 4, 2022 Making hydropower plants more sustainable
MechE alum Abe Schneider ’02, SM ’03 and his sister Gia Schneider ’99 founded Natel Energy, which develops hydropower systems with fish-safe turbines and other features that mimic natural river conditions.August 4, 2022 Design prevents buildup of scar tissue around medical implants
A team led by Associate Professor Ellen Roche designed a new drug-delivery system with an actuator that repeatedly inflates and deflates, preventing the buildup of scar tissue.July 31, 2022 Engineers repurpose 19th-century photography technique to make stretchy, color-changing films
Mathias Kolle repurposed a 19th-century photography technique to make stretchy, color-changing films; opening the door to manufacturing of pressure-monitoring bandages, shade-shifting fabrics, or touch-sensing robots.
Six-time national yo-yo champion and rising senior Alex Hattori explores his passion for yo-yos at MIT.
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
Jeehwan Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, is using his background in materials science to build a physical neural network and produce cheap semiconductor wafers – technologies that could help bring the artificial intelligence power of super computers to handheld devices.