For centuries, cellulose has formed the basis of the world’s most abundantly printed-on material: paper. Now, thanks to new research at MIT, it may also become an abundant material to print...February 22, 2017 Solar panels get a face-lift with custom designs
MechE students join Sistine Solar, creating custom solar panels designed to mimic home facades and other environments.February 21, 2017 MIT undertakes Grand Challenge for innovation in global vaccine manufacturing
Kripa Varanasi collaborates with partners to develop a manufacturing platform to produce affordable vaccine.February 16, 2017 Advanced silicon solar cells
Tonio Buonassisi’s Photovoltaics Research Laboratory leads an effort to detect defects that reduce efficiency.February 14, 2017 Living sensors at your fingertips
Xuanhe Zhao teams up to design cell-infused gloves and bandages that light up when in contact with certain chemicals.
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.
Just returning from 15 days living undersea as part of Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31 project, MechE alumna Grace Young '14 reflects on her experience.