• Feb. 3, 2015
    Ioannis V. Yannas, professor of polymer science and engineering in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recognized as one of the highest achievers in his field last week when the...
  • Jan. 14, 2015
    Ever notice an earthy smell in the air after a light rain? Now scientists at MIT believe they may have identified the mechanism that releases this aroma, as well as other aerosols, into the...
  • Jan. 8, 2015
    Back in 2009, alumna Jodie Wu ’09 launched Global Cycle Solutions (GCS) in Tanzania to bring small-scale farmers an innovative product she designed in MIT’s D-Lab: a bike-mounted maize sheller....
  • Dec. 15, 2014
      Professor Steven Dubowsky Professor Steven Dubowsky received his bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MS and ScD degrees from Columbia University. He is currently in...
  • Dec. 13, 2014
    When PhD candidate John Lewandowski started working on a low-cost device for the rapid diagnosis of malaria as a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), it was already a fairly...
  • Dec. 13, 2014
    You’ve probably heard of MechE alum and Associate Professor Hugh Herr (SM ’93), head of the Biomechatronics group at MIT Media Lab. The TED Talk he gave earlier this year sparked a flurry of media...
  • Nov. 24, 2014
    Researchers have made great progress in recent years in the design and creation of biological circuits — systems that, like electronic circuits, can take a number of different inputs and deliver a...
  • Nov. 22, 2014
    Global Research Innovation and Technology (GRIT), an MIT MechE spinoff started by Tish Scolnik ’10, Mario Bollini ’09 SM ’12, Benjamin Judge ’11 MEng ’12, and Assistant Professor Amos Winter SM ’05...
  • Nov. 4, 2014
    As world population continues to grow, so does the need for water and food. It would be easy if the fix were laying down more pipes and cultivating more crops. But it’s not that simple. The global...
  • Nov. 3, 2014
    When an aspiring mechanical engineer on a budget wants a top-of-the-line guitar, what does he do? He makes it himself, of course. At age 13, Nathan Spielberg — now an MIT senior — began building his...
  • Oct. 1, 2014
    MechE alumna Grace Young ’14 has experienced something that few people in the world ever will: life underwater. As part of Mission 31, a project led by Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of legendary...
  • Sep. 12, 2014
    Ice bucket challenges are all the rage, raising awareness about ALS and the efforts to treat and cure the devastating neurodegenerative disease. On campus, President L. Rafael Reif and the mechanical...
  • Sep. 3, 2014
    Gang Chen, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by the Graduate Association of Mechanical Engineers (GAME) Service Chair Jay Sircar, on...
  • Jul. 29, 2014
    Several years ago, as a graduate student at MIT, Amos Winter spent a summer in Tanzania surveying wheelchair technology. What he found was a disconnect between products and the lives of their...
  • Jul. 23, 2014
    In a recent study published in the Journal of Membrane Science, MIT professor John Lienhard and postdoc Ronan McGovern, both of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, reported that, contrary to...
  • Jul. 22, 2014
    Rohit Karnik, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, addresses real-world challenges with his microfluidics and nanofluidics research. The studies that Karnik and his team have...
  • Jun. 24, 2014
    Researchers compare the processing of biological fluid samples with searching for a needle in a haystack — only in this case, the haystack could be diagnostic samples, and the needle might be tumor...
  • May. 20, 2014
    Researchers at MIT have discovered a new way of harnessing temperature gradients in fluids to propel objects. In the natural world, the mechanism may influence the motion of icebergs floating on the...
  • May. 13, 2014
    Researchers at MIT's School of Engineering, working with colleagues at the Pontificial University of Chile in Santiago, are harvesting potable water from the coastal fog that forms on the edge of one...
  • May. 6, 2014
    MIT has received a major gift from alumnus Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel '78 aimed at ensuring the world's food and water supply for the 21st century. The gift establishes the Abdul Latif Jameel World...

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