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.
Pedro Reis' work focuses on the mechanics of large deformations of thin structures, towards devising novel functionalities over a wide range of length scales, from the very small to the very large.
MIT graduate student Katy Olesnavage redesigns the Jaipur Foot to create a high-value prosthesis at a low cost for those in need in developing countries.