• Sep. 16, 2013
    Popular Science magazine has named two MIT junior faculty members — Pedro Reis and Feng Zhang — to its 2013 Brilliant 10 list of young stars in science and technology. The list will appear in the...
  • Aug. 29, 2013
    Two sailboats raced through a foggy San Francisco Bay this week, dueling for a chance to race against the defending champion of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA. In the end, Emirates Team New...
  • Aug. 19, 2013
    Rear Adm. Thomas J. Eccles NE, SM ’90 was recently recognized with the 2012 Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer Memorial Award from the United States Department of the Navy as part of its Acquisition...
  • 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
      Mechatronics 2.737 Gets a Makeover Courtesy of Course 2.737 Mechanical engineering exists at the intersection of several science and engineering fields, so it comes as no surprise that MechE...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
      Undergraduate   Alfred A. H. Keil Ocean Engineering Development Award (For Excellence in Broad-Based Research in Ocean Engineering) Jacqueline Sly, Grace Young AMP Inc. Award (Outstanding...
  • Jun. 26, 2013
      “What binds [our community] is a passion for discovering new and creative solutions to today’s problems and bringing these innovative, life-changing products to the world’s customers.” Mary C....
  • 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...
  • 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-...

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