A team led by Michael Triantafyllou found that flying in shallow arcs helps the albatross stay aloft with less effort - making it one of the most efficient travelers in the animal world.October 10, 2017 When healthy meets fast food
MechE alum T.K. Pillan ’90 created Veggie Grill, a completely plant-based, fast-casual eatery that is now the largest vegan and vegetarian restaurant company in the U.S.October 5, 2017 Designing for a more equitable world
In an interview with MIT News, D-Lab founder and MechE Senior Lecturer Amy Smith discusses how she teaches MIT students to tap into the heart of international development.October 5, 2017 Putting projects at the forefront
The New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) initiative is rethinking engineering education by offering students two pilot cross-departmental threads: Living Machines and Autonomous Machines.October 1, 2017 Veteran engineer studies career pathways of today’s graduates
After a mid-career jump to academia, MechE PhD student Jim Magarian analyzes engineering workforce issues and investigates the job trajectories of engineering graduates.
Professor Gareth McKinley, working with colleagues at the Pontificial University of Chile, are harvesting potable water from the coastal fog that forms along one of the driest regions on earth.
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.