MechE Connects is the bi-annual newsletter for MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE). Each issue explores one theme that reflects the cutting-edge research being conducted at MechE in addition to providing an overview of the latest departmental news.
The Winter 2018 Issue of MechE Connects explores the intersection of mechanical engineering and medicine. In this issue, you’ll hear from faculty members, students, and alumni about how they are applying engineering principles to solve problems in the medical field.
MechE Connects Video
MechE students work with clinicians from Boston-area hospitals to design cheaper, safer, and more efficient medical devices.
This Issue's Stories
Just what the doctor ordered
Students taking class 2.75, Medical Device Design, work with clinicians from Boston-area hospitals to design cheaper, safer, and more efficient medical devices.
Talking Shop: Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao
Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao is making comfortable and effective medical devices, sensors, and equipment by developing materials that can better interact with the human body.
Turning any room into an operating room
With a product called SurgiBox, graduate student Sally Miller hopes to make safe, clean surgery possible anywhere.
Understanding and treating disease
MechE researchers across a diverse range of specialties are developing new and innovative ways to deepen our understanding of disease and unlock new therapies to treat it.
Using mechanical forces to improve wound healing
Alum Dennis Orgill SM ’80, PhD ’83 applies the mechanical engineering principles he learned at MIT to the operating room.