• 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...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    RJ Scaringe, CEO, Rivian     RJ Scaringe (Photo: Courtesy of Rivian) When most people first hear that alum RJ Scaringe (SM ‘07, PhD ‘09) has started a new car company, they are stunned. Why focus...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    Associate Professor Martin L. Culpepper   Professor Martin Culpepper (Photo credit: Tony Pulsone) Associate Professor Martin L. Culpepper received his PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT, then...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
      “Core engineering principles can be brought to bear to invent and improve manufacturing processes, but the ever-changing commercial demands of manufacturing also create opportunities to expand...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    Most courses don’t end in a death test, but Course 2.72 Elements of Mechanical Design isn’t a typical course, even for mechanical engineering. One of the last undergraduate courses mechanical...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    Professor Nick Fang Explores Etching at the Nanoscale     Using electrochemical and optical processes, programmable metamaterials, composed of functional micro- and nanostructures, are prototyped...

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