• Jan. 27, 2014
    We are pleased to announce that Principal Research Scientist and Lecturer Hermano Igo Krebs, whose research focuses on robotics, neuro-rehabilitation, and human-machine interactions, recently became...
  • Jan. 24, 2014
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced recently that Pedro Reis will receive a 2014 Early Career Award from the NSF’s Structural Mechanics and Materials program for his project, “Smart...
  • Jan. 21, 2014
    You’ve probably seen it in your kitchen cookware, or inside old plumbing pipes: scaly deposits left over time by hard, mineral-laden water. It happens not only in pipes and cooking pots in the home,...
  • Jan. 19, 2014
    A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be...
  • Jan. 13, 2014
    MIT engineers have devised a way to measure the mass of particles with a resolution better than an attogram — one millionth of a trillionth of a gram. Weighing these tiny particles, including both...
  • Jan. 13, 2014
    “For whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself,” wrote English adventurer Sir Walter...
  • Jan. 7, 2014
    Their effect on the surface of the ocean is negligible, producing a rise of just inches that is virtually imperceptible on a turbulent sea. But internal waves, which are hidden entirely within the...
  • Jan. 7, 2014
    Since MIT spinout Atlas Devices’ flagship product, the Atlas Powered Rope Ascender (APA), first hit the market in 2007, it’s been touted by media as a real-world version of Batman’s famed utility-...
  • Jan. 2, 2014
    Researchers have tried a variety of methods to develop detectors that are responsive to a broad range of infrared light — which could form imaging arrays for security systems, or solar cells that...
  • Dec. 24, 2013
    In 2000, five MIT Media Lab alumni co-founded ThingMagic to help bring radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology — wireless readers and data-transmitting tags — to the supply chain. This meant...
  • Dec. 20, 2013
    Researchers at MIT have followed up on their discovery that droplets of water acquire an electric charge when jumping from certain condenser surfaces by finding a way to make use of that effect: They...
  • Dec. 13, 2013
    Former MIT president Charles M. Vest — a tireless advocate for research and science, and a passionate supporter of diversity and openness — died last night of pancreatic cancer at his home in the...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Whether you’re planning to ride a horse or a motorcycle, compete in swimming or wrestling, do some yoga or sell some veggies, organize your workshop or calm an elderly relative, MIT’s mechanical...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Remembering Professor Emeritus Stephen Crandall Professor Stephen Crandall Photo courtesy of MechE Stephen H. Crandall, the Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus at MIT, a pioneer in random...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
      John Hart, Associate Professor During his six years at the University of Michigan, Associate Professor John Hart established a leading research group focused on creating new manufacturing...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Martin Culpepper, Full Professor Professor Martin Culpepper is a widely respected leading authority in the field of precision engineering. His research focuses on the design, fabrication, and...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
      “Our top priority has always been preparing MechE students to go forth and become inventors, innovators, and engineering leaders.” Gang Chen, Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Have you ever wondered how flying insects survive in the rain? With a weight approximately 50 times that of a mosquito, a raindrop has a considerable force in comparison, similar in ratio to a...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Photo Credit: Tony Pulsone   For Professor Emeritus Woodie Flowers (SM ’68, MEng ’71, PhD ’73), engineering is all about having fun. But it wasn’t always that way. As a high school student from a...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    2.678 students present their final projects, autonomous robotics cars, which have to follow an obstacle course. Photo credit: Tony Pulsone If you had to pick one word to describe the Department of...

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