• Nov. 1, 2012
    The MIT Sea Grant College Program announces that nominations are now open for the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. All non-tenured MIT faculty members from any Institute department are...
  • Oct. 25, 2012
    Photos: M. Scott Brauer and Stuart Darsch This is part of an occasional series of features profiling academic departments at MIT. "This is a department with a very long history,” says Andrew...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
      PhD Student Wins First Place for 3D Modeling Tools This past March at the South by Southwest Festival’s Accelerator-Innovative Web Track competition, two MIT students—Tom Milnes, MechE PhD...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
      American Bureau of Shipping Department Service Award (Outstanding Service to M.E. Department) Guangtao Zhang, Yazan Z. AlNahhas   Lockheed Martin Prize (Outstanding Sophomore in Mechanical &...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
      We are pleased to introduce two new faculty members, Mark Thomas and Amos Winter. Mechanical Engineering is in an exciting period of faculty renewal, with four faculty searches this year in...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    RJ Scaringe, CEO, Rivian     RJ Scaringe (Photo: Courtesy of Rivian) When most people first hear that alum RJ Scaringe (SM ‘07, PhD ‘09) has started a new car company, they are stunned. Why focus...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    Associate Professor Martin L. Culpepper   Professor Martin Culpepper (Photo credit: Tony Pulsone) Associate Professor Martin L. Culpepper received his PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT, then...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
      “Core engineering principles can be brought to bear to invent and improve manufacturing processes, but the ever-changing commercial demands of manufacturing also create opportunities to expand...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    Most courses don’t end in a death test, but Course 2.72 Elements of Mechanical Design isn’t a typical course, even for mechanical engineering. One of the last undergraduate courses mechanical...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    Professor Nick Fang Explores Etching at the Nanoscale     Using electrochemical and optical processes, programmable metamaterials, composed of functional micro- and nanostructures, are prototyped...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    MechE Alum Leads a Revolution in Displays   Clarence Chui (PhD ‘98) (Photo credit: Ken Hansen) Clarence Chui (PhD ‘98), senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm’s MEMS Technologies,...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    Professor Varanasi’s Condiment-Bottle Coating Gives Waste the Slip   Photo: Courtesy of the Varanasi Research Group by Alissa Mallinson   The Varanasi Research Group, led by Associate Professor...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    An Engineering Mind and a Business Savvy   by Alissa Mallinson   With technological advances pervading almost every aspect of business, we all know by now how important it is for business people to...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    MIT Faculty See Promise in American Manufacturing     Photo Credit: MIT News Office by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office   Not long ago, MIT political scientist and faculty member Suzanne Berger was...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    The Small Shop Becomes a Virtual Factory   Professor Sanjay Sarma (Photo credit: Tony Pulsone) Professor Sanjay Sarma has been a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 1996,...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    Graduating Senior Lays Groundwork for Locating Fresh Water Sources     Photo credit: MIT News Office by Nancy Adams   Submarine groundwater discharge, or SGD, describes water flowing underground...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
      PhD candidate Adam Paxson (left) points to a live display of a condensing surface to Professor Kripa Varanasi (center) and postdoctoral researcher Sushant Anand (right). (Photo credit: Tony...
  • Jul. 17, 2012
    For years, the U.S. Navy has employed human divers, equipped with sonar cameras, to search for underwater mines attached to ship hulls. The Navy has also trained dolphins and sea lions to search for...
  • Mar. 21, 2012
    Video: Melanie Gonick Fluid dynamics plays a central role in determining Earth's climate. Ocean currents and eddies stir up contents from the deep, while atmospheric winds and weather systems...
  • Mar. 8, 2012
    Sometimes the fastest pathway from point A to point B is not a straight line: for example, if you’re underwater and contending with strong and shifting currents. But figuring out the best route in...

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