• Dec. 10, 2012
      “In this issue, we showcase the immense impact our faculty research has had on human health and comfort, consumer empowerment, and fundamental biological understanding.” Mary C. Boyce, Ford...
  • 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
    CEO and Cofounder, Firefly BioWorks   by Alissa Mallinson Photo courtesy of Davide Marini What was missing in the biomedical market that inspired you to cofound Firefly? Many of the technologies...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    Visualizing Sneaky Tumor Cells   Professor Roger Kamm and PhD candidate Ioannis Zervantonakis. Photo Credit: Tony Pulsone   by Alissa Mallinson   Not many people have watched as a single tumor...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    In a New Microchip, Cells Separate by Rolling Away   Associate Professor Rohit Karnik in his lab. Karnik’s new microfluidic device isolates target cells (in pink) from the rest of the flow by...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    A Lifetime of Bioengineering Achievement   by Alissa Mallinson   Photo credit: Tony Pulsone Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering C. Forbes Dewey Jr. first came to MIT’s...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    A Lifetime of Biomaterials Engineering Achievement   by Alissa Mallinson   Professor Ioannis V. YannasPhoto courtesy of Professor Yannas In 1969, Professor Ioannis V. Yannas was an expert on fibers...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    The Micro Mass Spectrometer   by Alissa Mallinson   Photo credit: Tony Pulsone Professor Ian W. Hunter sat down with us recently to discuss one of his newest inventions, a miniature (“micro”) mass...
  • Dec. 4, 2012
    Oceans at MIT's Genevieve Wanucha sat down with Chiang C. Mei, Ford Professor Emeritus of Engineering in MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, to ask for his perspective on the...
  • Dec. 4, 2012
    Three MIT researchers were named Marine Microbiology Initiative investigators on Monday by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation — an honor that includes funding for pioneering research in the field...
  • Nov. 21, 2012
    Each winter, wide swaths of the Arctic Ocean freeze to form sheets of sea ice that spread over millions of square miles. This ice acts as a massive sun visor for the Earth, reflecting solar radiation...
  • Nov. 9, 2012
    Anna Mikusheva receives Elaine Bennett Research PrizePrize recognizes outstanding young women in economics Anna Mikusheva, the Castle Krob Career Development Assistant Professor of Economics, has...
  • 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...

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