• 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...
  • Sep. 17, 2013
    Assistant Professors Cullen Buie and Sangbae Kim of the Department of Mechanical Engineering both recently received a DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA), which was granted to 25 tenure-track faculty...
  • Aug. 14, 2013
    The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class of destroyers consists of 62 active vessels that collectively carry 20,000 personnel and burn 4.4 million barrels of fuel each year. Since the first hull...
  • 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...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    Engineering Light-Activated Muscles   by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office   Many robotic designs take nature as their muse: sticking to walls like geckos, swimming through water like tuna, sprinting...
  • 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...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
    Tiny robots may monitor underground pipes for radioactive leaks.   A spherical robot equipped with a camera may navigate underground pipes of a nuclear reactor by propelling itself with an internal...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
    MechE Teams Up with Sloan to Offer New Track in Ocean Systems Management   The Ocean Engineering Systems Management track will provide future managers in the shipping industry with both business...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
      Domitilla Del Vecchio works on intelligent transportation systems that communicate to prevent collisions. What areas does your research focus on? Broadly speaking, my group works in control...

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