• Dec. 10, 2013
      Photo credit: Tony Pulsone Professor David Gossard (PhD ’75) has been a faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering since he earned his PhD here in 1975, having previously earned...
  • Nov. 20, 2013
    Those who study hydrophobic materials — water-shedding surfaces such as those found in nature and created in the laboratory — are familiar with a theoretical limit on the time it takes for a water...
  • Nov. 13, 2013
    Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead, for example, to electric cars with a...
  • Nov. 6, 2013
    An MIT mathematician and a celebrity chef have combined talents to create two culinary novelties inspired by nature. John Bush, a professor of applied mathematics, and renowned Spanish chef José...
  • Oct. 22, 2013
    “It’s all about the process,” says MIT professor Warren Seering. He’s referring to his spring design class, Course 2.739 (Product Design and Development) — but he could easily be talking about...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
    Karina Pikhart (SB ’09)   by Alissa Mallinson   Courtesy of ProxTalker The beginnings of 6dot Innovations, an assistive technology company started by MechE alumna Karina Pikhart (SB ’09), take us...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
    Nate Ball (SB ’05, SM ’07) and Bryan Schmid (SB ’03, SM ’05)   Nate Ball Bryan Schmid   by Alissa Mallinson   MechE alumni Nate Ball (SB ’05, SM ’07) and Bryan Schmid (SB ’03, SM ’05) entered the...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
      by Alissa Mallinson   Photo credit: Ted Perkins Recent MechE graduate Kevin Rustagi (SB ’11) is a serial entrepreneur. Well, perhaps not quite yet, but he will be. His eyes light up when he talks...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
    Benge Ambrogi (SM ‘87), Pete Mansfield (PhD ’90), Mick Mountz (SB ‘87), Matt Verminski (SM ‘98), and Pete Wurman (SB ‘87)   by Alissa Mallinson   Courtesy of Kiva Systems When a handful of MIT...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
    Dave Smith (SM ’11)   Courtesy of LiquiGlide Everyone has probably heard of LiquiGlide by now. Almost every media channel has reported on the company’s star product or published the now recognizable...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
    Efficiency Innovation for Water Purification   From left to right: Karim Chehayeb, Gregory Thiel, Steven Lam, Prakash Narayan Govindan, Max St. John, Ronan McGovern,and Professor John Lienhard. Photo...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
      by Alissa Mallinson   Innovation and creativity are concepts that imbue everything we do in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. They’re woven into every lab, every experiment, every faculty...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
    STE@M students gather around Professors Hosoi and Slocum, and Patagonia’s O’Hara, as well as Francisco Goya (holding MIT penant) at Goya Windsurfing. Courtesy of STE@M   by Alissa Mallinson   If the...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
        Melinda Hale Allison Yost   by Alissa Mallinson   Entrepreneurs abound in MechE, but they couldn’t do it without the MIT entrepreneurial community, comprising an army of faculty, students, and...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
    2013 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Winner   by Stephanie Martinovich, Lemelson-MIT Program   Photo credit: Tony Pulsone PhD candidate Nikolai Begg (SM ‘11) grew up in a box of LEGO® bricks and hasn’t...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
    A Modern-Day Inventor   by Jessica Fujimara, MIT News Office   Photo credit: Allegra Boverman As a child, Paul Lazarescu (SB ‘13) dreamed of becoming an inventor. “I always loved building things,”...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
    Thinking Outside the Box Leads to Surface Innovations   By Alissa Mallinson   Photo credit: Tony Pulsone Associate Professor Kripa Varanasi’s research lab became a sudden media sensation this past...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    The 2-A Flexible Degree Program Offers In-Depth Undergraduate Study   Professor Youcef-Toumi directs students in one of MechE’s robotics courses, Course 2.12 Introduction to Robotics. Photo Credit...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    CEO and Founder, WiCare   by Alissa Mallinson   Photo courtesy of Danielle Zurovcik Danielle Zurovcik (SM ‘07, PhD ‘11) conducted her doctoral research on a high-tech medical device, but in her free...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    Assistant Professor Sangbae Kim works on his lab’s current bioinspired project, the robotic cheetah. Photo Credit: M. Scott Brauer by Alissa Mallinson MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering...

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