• 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...
  • Jun. 12, 2013
    “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” A version of this quote, originally penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in “The Case-...
  • May. 30, 2013
    From the Fukushima tsunami disaster to the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, environmental disasters exact all-too-memorable damage to coastal communities. Imagine if it was possible to predict the exact...
  • Apr. 25, 2013
    Offshore wind could provide abundant electricity — but as with solar energy, this power supply can be intermittent and unpredictable. But a new approach from researchers at MIT could mitigate that...
  • Mar. 20, 2013
    Fifty-five million years ago, the Earth was ice-less. Winters were balmy. Palm trees flourished all the way to the poles. As evidenced by fossils, crocodiles and broad-leaved, water-loving plants...
  • Feb. 19, 2013
    As a member of the interdisciplinary Darwin Project in the MIT Earth Systems Initiative, biogeochemical modeler Michael (Mick) Follows investigates the enormous role phytoplankton play in the ocean...
  • Feb. 4, 2013
    President Barack Obama on Friday presented MIT professors Sallie (Penny) Chisholm and Robert Langer with the nation’s highest honors for scientific discovery and invention. They were among 22 eminent...
  • Jan. 11, 2013
    There’s a tricky chemical trade-off at work in our skies. As greenhouse gases provide their famous warming effect to Earth’s surface, aerosol pollution in the atmosphere actually partly counteracts...
  • Jan. 4, 2013
    The late MIT Professor Harold “Doc” Edgerton enchanted the world with his high-speed flash photography, which could “freeze time” down to the millionth of a second — as a bullet tore through a banana...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
      Zhang Baile Named One of Top 35 Innovators Under 35 Assistant Professor Zhang Baile of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has recently been recognized by Technology Review’s highly...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    We are pleased to introduce two new faculty members to the Department, Lieutenant Commander Jerod Ketcham and Assistant Professor Alexie Kolpak.   Alexie Kolpak, Assistant Professor Professor...
  • Dec. 10, 2012
    We are pleased to announce the promotions of Professor Daniel Frey and Professor Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou, both from the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure to Full Professor; Professor Pierre...
  • 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...

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