• 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-...
  • 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...

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