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 2019 Issue of MechE Connects features MechE faculty, students, and alumni who are developing technologies to solve problems such as climate change, resource depletion, access to food, and the destruction of ecosystems.
MechE Connects Video
Professor Thomas Peacock uses his background in oceanography and fluid dynamics to help policymakers understand the potential environmental impact of deep-seabed mining. Full video coming Spring 2019.
This Issue's Stories
Class Close-Up: 2.981 New England Coastal Ecology
In class 2.981, New England Coastal Ecology, students get an introduction to coastal ecosystems, the role these areas play in protecting the surrounding environment, and the effects climate change have had on them.
Tackling Greenhouse Gases
Faculty in MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering are developing technologies that store, capture, convert, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions using a variety of approaches.
Alumni Profile: Nicholas Mabey SM ‘93
Nicholas Mabey SM ‘93 co-founded environmental think tank E3G, which connects government leaders, policy makers, and technological experts to solve environmental problems.
Student Profile: Julia Sokol, PhD Candidate
PhD Candidate Julia Sokol and her fellow team members at MIT’s Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab are working on making drip irrigation cheaper, easier to use, and more energy efficient.
Talking Shop: Professor Thomas Peacock
Professor Thomas Peacock uses his background in fluid dynamics to help researchers and policymakers understand the environmental impact of deep-seabed mining.