MIT professors take on problem formulation in thermal science: It can be taught, and their new book describes how.October 16, 2016 Stretchy optical fibers for implanting in the body
Biocompatible fibers could use light to stimulate cells or sense signs of disease.October 13, 2016 Temperature difference propels droplets
Kripa Varanasi develops a new way of driving fluid droplets across surfaces in a precisely controlled way using temperature.October 11, 2016 Electron-phonon interactions affect heat dissipation in computer chips
Cellphones, laptops, and other electronic devices can overheat as a result of interactions between electrons and heat-carrying particles called phonons.October 11, 2016 Optimizing parking in the busiest places
MechE Alum Wen Sang PhD ’14 launches Smarking, which uses data analytics to solve the nightmare of urban parking.
Associate Professor Cullen Buie researches a novel method to quickly sort and identify the various strains of bacteria.
PhD candidate Folkers E. Rojas researches how to mitigate the impact of a Blowout Preventer failure by using a continuous feed of an occluding medium into an uncontrolled well.