Seven MechE Areas

 

Rohan  Abeyaratne
Rohan Abeyaratne

Quentin Berg (1937) Professor in Mechanical Engineering

PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1979

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Research Interests:

Continuous and Discrete Models in Mechanics; Material Instabilities; Non-Equilibrium Behavior of Solids.

 

Triantaphyllos R. Akylas
Triantaphyllos R. Akylas

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests:

Dynamics: nonlinear wave propagation in periodic lattices; Theoretical Fluid Mechanics: nonlinear surface and internal waves, hydrodynamic stability; Applied Mathematics: asymptotic methods.

 

Lallit  Anand
Lallit Anand

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Warren and Towneley Rohsenow Professor

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Research Interests:

Mechanics and Materials: Solid Mechanics, Materials Science, Computational Mechanics, Plasticity, Fracture

 

Anuradha  Annaswamy
Anuradha Annaswamy

Senior Research Scientist

PhD, Yale University, 1985

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Research Interests:

Active-adaptive Control, Application to Flight Systems, Automotive Systems, and Propulsion Systems, Control of Networked Systems, Control of Cyber-physical Systems, Smart Grid Market Modeling, Dynamics, and Optimization, State Estimation

 

H. Harry Asada
H. Harry Asada

Ford Professor of Engineering
Director, d'Arbeloff Laboratory for Information Systems and Technology
Head, Control, Instrumentation, and Robotics

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Research Interests:

Robotics, Biological Engineering, Dynamic Systems and Control, and Design.

 

Arthur B. Baggeroer
Arthur B. Baggeroer

Professor of Mechanical, Ocean, and Electrical Engineering
Ford Professor of Engineering, Emeritus

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George  Barbastathis
George Barbastathis

Singapore Research Professor of Optics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1998

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Research Interests:

Optical imaging, quantitative phase microscopy, compressive imaging, transformation optics, and nanopatterning-nanoassembly of surfaces and three-dimensional (3D) systems. Accomplishments include volume holographic microscopes for real-time 3D imaging without scanning; digital holographic characterization of 3D multi-phase flows; non-interferometric phase estimation using transport of intensity and phase-space tomography; a macroscale optical cloak that works at visible frequencies and is made of natural calcite; nanostructured origami assembly of 3D nanosystems; and numerous nanofabrication techniques such as Talbot patterning of 3D nanostructures and optical "anechoic chambers" (omni-directional broadband anti-reflective coatings.)

 

Klaus-Jürgen  Bathe
Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, UC Berkeley, 1971

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Research Interests:

Advancing the state of computational procedures for solids & structures, fluids, electromagnetics, problems of multiphysics and multiscale. The methods shall be reliable and efficient for general analyses in engineering and the sciences, and have an impact on the wide practice of analysis for many years.

 

Mark  Bathe
Mark Bathe

Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering

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Mary C. Boyce
Mary C. Boyce

Ford Professor of Engineering

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987

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Research Interests:

mechanics of materials -- polymers, elastomers, micro and nanocomposites, natural materials; interplay between structural geometry, inherent material behavior, deformation mechanisms and multifunctional behaviors; large deformation and instabilities to alter and trigger new material structures and behaviors

 

John G. Brisson
John G. Brisson

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, MIT/SUTD Collaboration Office

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Research Interests:

Cryogenics: sub-Kelvin refrigeration, hydrogen liquefaction, innovative power cycles, innovative methods of ice cream manufacture, and micro-coolers.

 

Cullen R. Buie
Cullen R. Buie

Assistant Professor
Esther & Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Chair

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009

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Research Interests:

Microfluidics, Electrokinetics, Electrochemistry, Microbial Fuel Cells, Electrophoretic Deposition

 

Tonio  Buonassisi
Tonio Buonassisi

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, University of California Berkeley, 2006

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Research Interests:

Solar energy conversion: high-efficiency materials and devices; improved materials utilization; novel manufacturing technologies; nanoscale defect characterization; synchrotron-based X-ray characterization techniques.

 

Gang  Chen
Gang Chen

Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering
Department Head
Director, Pappalardo Micro and Nano Engineering Laboratories & DOE EFRC: Solid-State Solar-Thermal E

PhD, UC Berkeley, 1993

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Research Interests:

Experimental, theoretical, and numerical study of fundamental energy conversion and transport mechanisms at micro- and nanometer scales, with applications to thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, thermophotovoltaics, microelectronics and photonics; nanoengineered materials with high and low thermal conductivities; thermal interface materials; ultrafast transport processes; thermal radiation and electromagnetic metamaterials; nanofabrication; desalination.

 

Wai K. Cheng
Wai K. Cheng

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Sloan Automotive Laboratory

PhD, MIT, 1978

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Research Interests:

Automotive Engineering. Engine emissions, performance, and efficiency. Transportation energy use.

 

Chryssostomos  Chryssostomidis
Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis

Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
Henry L. Doherty Professor in Ocean Science and Engineering

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Research Interests:

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Design, and analysis of the Shipboard Power Systems.

 

Jung-Hoon  Chun

Research Interests:

Innovative manufacturing processes and systems. Developed the Uniform-Droplet Spray Process for production of solder balls used in electronics packaging.

 

Martin L. Culpepper

Research Interests:

Theory, design, and fabrication of next generation precision machines and mechanisms. Enabled creation of new micro, meso, and macro-scale compliant mechanism-based devices/machines for manufacturing, metrology, manipulation and robotics applications.

 

Domitilla  Del Vecchio
Domitilla Del Vecchio

Associate Professor

PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2005

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Research Interests:

Control and dynamical systems theory and its applications to multi-agent nonlinear, hybrid and embedded systems, transportation systems, biomolecular networks, and synthetic biology

 

C. Forbes Dewey Jr.
C. Forbes Dewey Jr.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering

PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1963

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Research Interests:

The biophysical origins of atherosclerotic disease in arteries and predictive biological models of arterial response to flow. Produced the first workable cell culture systems for studying the effects of mechanical forces on living cells, and the first scalable computational system for very large biological models.

 

Steven  Dubowsky
Steven Dubowsky

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Columbia University, 1971

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Research Interests:

The design and control of high performance mechatronic systems, with application to space robotics, fuel cell power of field robots and distributed environmental sensors, and the innovative design and control of clean water/clean energy systems.

 

Nicholas Xuanlai Fang
Nicholas Xuanlai Fang

Associate Professor

PhD, UCLA, 2004

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Research Interests:

Tailored Wave-Material Interaction; Ionic Nanosystems and manufacturing; Hetergeneous Microstructured Active Materials

 

Daniel D. Frey
Daniel D. Frey

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems
co-Director, Singapore-MIT International Design Center

PhD, MIT, 1997

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Research Interests:

Robust design, design or experiments, statistics, design methods, engineering for the developing world. Proposed and evaluated adaptive experimental strategies for making systems perform more consistently. Developed new theory to evaluate design of experiments.

 

Stanley Bruce Gershwin
Stanley Bruce Gershwin

Senior Research Scientist

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1971

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Research Interests:

Real-time scheduling and planning in manufacturing systems; hierarchical control; dynamic programming in hybrid (discrete and continuous state) systems; decomposition methods for large scale systems; approximation techniques

 

Ahmed F. Ghoniem
Ahmed F. Ghoniem

Ronald C. Crane (1972) Professor
Director, Center for Energy and Propulsion Research
Director, Reacting Gas Dynamics Laboratory

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Research Interests:

Analysis of high-performance, zero-emission integrated energy systems with CO2 capture. Thermal-Fluid Science and Engineering, Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion and Combustion, Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence.

 

Lorna J. Gibson
Lorna J. Gibson

Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, University of Cambridge, 1981

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Research Interests:

Modelling and testing of mechanical properties of cellular materials. Coauthored the books Cellular Solids: Structure and Properties (joint with MF Ashby) and Cellular Materials in Nature and Medicine (joint with MF Ashby and BA Harley)

 

Leon R. Glicksman
Leon R. Glicksman

Professor of Building Technology & Mechanical Engineering

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David C. Gossard
David C. Gossard

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests:

Geometric modeling through the development of elastically deformable CAD models.

 

Stephen C. Graves
Stephen C. Graves

Abraham Siegel Professor of Management
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Management

Ph.D., Univeristy of Rochester, 1977

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Research Interests:

Primary research interests are in the design and planning of manufacturing systems and supply chains; recent efforts have considered supply-chain optimization, the evaluation of manufacturing flexibility and various tactical issues arising in e-retailing and manufacturing systems.

 

Linda G. Griffith
Linda G. Griffith

School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation
Director, Biotechnology Process Engineering Center

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1988

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Research Interests:

Tissue engineering, molecular design of biomaterials, drug development, microreactors, women's health

 

Alan J. Grodzinsky
Alan J. Grodzinsky

Professor of Mechanical, Electrical, and Biological Engineering
Director, MIT Center for Biomedical Engineering (CBE)

Sc.D., MIT,

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Research Interests:

Mechanobiology: mechanical regulation of gene expression and cellular synthesis, assembly, and degradation of extracellular matrix; Osteoarthritis and Joint Injury: models of cartilage injury, diagnostics, therapeutics, and drug discovery; Cartilage tissue engineering: functionalized self- assembling peptide hydrogel scaffolds encapsulating stem cells; Molecular Nano- Mechanics: AFM-based molecular mechanical properties of matrix proteins and proteoglycans; Cell and tissue biomechanics.

 

Timothy G. Gutowski
Timothy G. Gutowski

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, MIT, 1981

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Research Interests:

Manufacturing, Design, Energy, Materials, Thermodynamics and the concept of Sustainability

 

Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou
Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou

Professor
Co-Director, Computation for Design and Optimization (view full profile | research website

Research Interests:

Nanoscale transport, theory and simulation. Developed variance-reduced Monte Carlo methods for efficiently solving kinetic transport problems of engineering interest.

 

David E. Hardt
David E. Hardt

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ralph E. and Eloise F. Cross Professor in Manufacturing

PhD, MIT, 1979

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Research Interests:

Control of Manufacturing Processes and Novel Process Development. Developed novel machines and control methods for manufacturing of micron-scale feature polymer parts, especially microfluidic devices. Scale up of micro contact printing methods for creating meta surfaces and meta materials with large surface areas.

 

A. John  Hart
A. John Hart

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mitsui Career Development Professor in Contemporary Technology

Ph.D., MIT, 2006

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Research Interests:

Manufacturing, characterization, and applications of nanostructured materials and devices; machine design; self-assembly; mechanochemistry; additive processing; carbon nanomaterials; composite materials; biointerfaces; research methodologies; scientific visualizations.

 

Douglas P. Hart
Douglas P. Hart

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Caltech, 1992

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Research Interests:

Fluid mechanics, design, and instrumentation. Image processing, and optical diagnostics relating to health and the environment.

 

John B. Heywood
John B. Heywood

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Sun Jae Professor, Emeritus

PhD, MIT, 1965

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Research Interests:

Engines and fuels, future automotive technology. Identified future engine and fuel's opportunities; developed methodology for estimating fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from future vehicles.

 

Neville J. Hogan
Neville J. Hogan

Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests:

Contact Robotics; Human Performance Enhancement Technologies; Biomechanics & Neural Control of Movement; Physical System Modeling, Design and Control.

 

Anette (Peko)  Hosoi
Anette (Peko) Hosoi

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, The University of Chicago,

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Research Interests:

Instabilities in viscous flows, low Reynolds number locomotion and bioinspired design.

 

Franz S. Hover
Franz S. Hover

Associate Professor

ScD, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, 1993

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Research Interests:

Design methods for complex marine systems. Developed vehicle technology and processes for automated in-water ship hull inspection.

 

Ian W. Hunter
Ian W. Hunter

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
George N. Hatsopoulos Professor in Thermodynamics

PhD, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 1980

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Research Interests:

Head of BioInstrumentation Laboratory: high-performance instrumentation; drug delivery technologies; conducting polymer systems; sensors.

 

Karl  Iagnemma
Karl Iagnemma

Principal Research Scientist

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Research Interests:

Design, sensing, motion planning, and control of mobile robots in outdoor terrain, including modeling and analysis of robot-terrain interaction.

 

Joseph  Jacobson
Joseph Jacobson

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Media Arts and Sciences

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Lynette A. Jones
Lynette A. Jones

Senior Research Scientist

PhD, McGill University, 1983

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Research Interests:

Haptic and tactile displays; human haptic and thermal sensing; skin mechanics; wearable sensors and actuators. Developed body-based wireless controlled tactile displays for navigation

 

Roger D. Kamm
Roger D. Kamm

Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering
Cecil H. Green Distinguished Professor

PhD, MIT, 1977

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Research Interests:

Developing the technologies to create multicellular biological machines. Introduced a new concept in microfluidics creating realistic microenvironments for the culture of multiple communicating cell types and simulating organ function. Applications in cancer, cardiovascular disease, and angiogenesis.

 

Ken  Kamrin

Research Interests:

Continuum mechanics of deformable materials; Amorphous solids and constitutive modeling based on micro-level mechanics; Simulation methods for multi-phase interaction; Mobility laws for viscous flow over nonuniform surfaces.

 

Rohit  Karnik
Rohit Karnik

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2006

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Research Interests:

Physics of microfluidic and nanofluidic flows and device design.

 

Mujid S. Kazimi
Mujid S. Kazimi

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, TEPCO Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Director, Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES)

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Jerod  Ketcham
Jerod Ketcham

Associate Professor of the Practice, Naval Construction

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Sang-Gook  Kim
Sang-Gook Kim

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, MIT, 1985

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Research Interests:

Smart MEMS, Nanomanufacturing, carbon nanotube assembly, energy harvesting

 

Sangbae  Kim
Sangbae Kim

Associate Professor

PhD, Stanford University, 2008

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Research Interests:

Bio-inspired robot design, Cheetah-inspired high-speed quadruped, gecko-inspired directional adhesion, optimum actuator with directional transmission impedance.

 

Alexie M Kolpak
Alexie M Kolpak

Assistant Professor
Rockwell International Career Development Professor

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2007

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Research Interests:

Atomic-scale computational materials design; surface and interface properties; atomic & electronic structure-function relationships; thermodynamics & kinetics of thin film growth/nanostructure formation; (photo)catalysis; hybrid photovoltaics; multiferroics.

 

Hermano Igo Krebs
Hermano Igo Krebs

Principal Research Scientist and Lecturer

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Research Interests:

To revolutionize the practice of rehabilitation medicine by applying robotics and information technology that can assist, enhance, and quantify neuro-rehabilitation and to develop effective biomarkers to characterize recovery.

 

Robert S. Langer
Robert S. Langer

David H. Koch (1962) Institute Professor

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Steven B. Leeb
Steven B. Leeb

Professor, EECS and Mechnical Engineering
MacVicar Faculty Fellow

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John J. Leonard
John J. Leonard

Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering

D. Phil., University of Oxford, 1994

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Research Interests:

Navigation and mapping for autonomous mobile robots; marine robotics; long-term visual simultaneous localization and mapping in dynamic environments; mobile sensor networks; self-driving autonomous cars.

 

Pierre F.J. Lermusiaux
Pierre F.J. Lermusiaux

Associate Professor

PhD, Harvard University, 1997

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Research Interests:

Ocean Data Assimilation: Numerical Ocean Modeling, Uncertainty Quantification and Assimilation Schemes, and Applications to Ocean Dynamics

 

John H. Lienhard
John H. Lienhard

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and Food
Director, Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy at MIT and KFUPM
Director, Rohsenow Kendall Heat Transfer Laboratory

PhD, University of California at San Diego, 1988

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Research Interests:

Water purification and Desalination, including thermal and membrane based systems, transport, and thermodynamics.

 

Yuming  Liu
Yuming Liu

Principal Research Scientist

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Research Interests:

Theoretical and computational hydrodynamics with applications to ships, offshore structures, and marine energy devices. Development of prediction tools for nonlinear wave-body interactions, ocean wave fields, and multiphase flows in pipes.

 

Seth  Lloyd

Research Interests:

Quantum information theory and complex systems: role of information in physical and mechanical systems, with an emphasis on quantum mechanical systems.

 

Nicholas  Makris
Nicholas Makris

Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
Director of the Laboratory for Undersea Remote Sensing

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Research Interests:

Acoustics, Sensing and Perception, Ocean Exploration, Marine Ecology, Scattering and Propagation in Random Media, Statistical Estimation, Polar and Icy Satellite Exploration, Marine Geophysics, Musical Instrument Evolution.

 

Scott R. Manalis
Scott R. Manalis

Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Stanford University, 1998

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Research Interests:

New tools for single cell analysis and biomolecular detection

 

Henry S. Marcus
Henry S. Marcus

Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Marine Systems

DBA, Harvard Business School, 1970

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Research Interests:

Focus on the interface between naval architecture/technology and economics/management/regulation. My students & I developed a model to analyze the economic feasibility of moving containers through the arctic.

 

Gareth H. McKinley
Gareth H. McKinley

School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation

PhD, MIT, 1991

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Research Interests:

Extensional rheology of complex fluids, non-Newtonian fluid dynamics, microrheology & microfluidics, field-responsive fluids, free surface fluid dynamics of jets, sprays and threads, rheology of biopolymer gels, biomimetics, friction reduction & super-hydrophobicity and the development of nanocomposite materials. Our most recent focus has been on understanding the physico-chemical hydrodynamics controlling the fabrication and stable operation of superoleophobic (oil-repellent) and pagophobic (ice-repellent) nanotextured coatings for diverse applications including photovoltaic arrays, friction-reducing surfaces, fabrics and screens.

 

Borivoje B. Mikic
Borivoje B. Mikic

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests:

Heat Transfer; Mass Transfer; Bioengineering; Energy; Electronic Cooling; Fluid Mechanics.

 

Jerome  Milgram
Jerome Milgram

Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
William I. Koch Professor of Marine Technology, Emeritus

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Research Interests:

Most of career has involved Marine and Ocean Hydrodynamics and related Applied mathematics and Optics. Hydrodynamics of sailing vessels and sails and their design has been worked on since 1958. Behavior of oil spills in the marine involvement and cleanup technology was studies theoretically, in the lab, and at sea for 30 years. 14 years of work were dedicated to the nonlinear dynamics of one vessel towing another in large ocean waves. For the last few years he has been working on energy-related issues. Recently, this involved determining conditions and costs for which PHEVs would be cost-competitive.

 

David M. Parks
David M. Parks

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests:

Failure analysis; Stress analysis and design assessment; Multiscale micromechanical modeling of nanocomposites.

 

Anthony T. Patera
Anthony T. Patera

Ford Professor of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, MIT, 1982

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Research Interests:

Numerical methods, numerical analysis, computational engineering, continuum mechanics and transport, model order reduction.

 

Nicholas M. Patrikalakis
Nicholas M. Patrikalakis

Kawasaki Professor of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
Co-Director, Design Laboratory

PhD, MIT, 1983

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Research Interests:

Marine robotics, ocean sensing and sampling systems. Developed a hierarchical multi-mode adaptive sampling method using aerial, surface and underwater vehicles able to discover, characterize, and measure intermittent ocean phenomena, such as harmful algal blooms and proved it in several field experiments in the coastal zone.

 

Thomas  Peacock
Thomas Peacock

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

D.Phil., University of Oxford, 1998

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Research Interests:

Stratified fluids and nonlinear dynamics; laboratory and field experiments, theory and application. Fundamental advances in internal wave dynamics, novel studies of diffusion phenomena, and applications of Lagrangian Coherent Structures to ocean decision-making strategies.

 

Pedro Miguel Reis
Pedro Miguel Reis

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
and Civil & Environmental Engineering

PhD, University of Manchester, UK, 2001

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Research Interests:

Soft Mechanical Structures and Soft Materials. Harvest mechanical instabilities, guided primarily through precision desktop-scaled experiments, towards understanding and exploiting novel functionalities in thin structures over a wide range of length scales.

 

Derek  Rowell
Derek Rowell

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests:

Medical Imaging Technology; Computer Assisted Engineering; System Dynamics, Control Theory; Biomedical Engineering.

 

Emanuel M. Sachs
Emanuel M. Sachs

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Themistoklis  Sapsis
Themistoklis Sapsis

ABS Career Development Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering

Ph.D., MIT, 2010

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Research Interests:

Stochastic mechanics with applications to naval architecture, passive protection configurations for mechanical systems, andfiltering and probabilistic prediction of nonlinear high-dimensional systems

 

Sanjay E. Sarma
Sanjay E. Sarma

Fred Fort Flowers '41 & Daniel Fort Flowers '41 Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Former Chairman of Research and Co-Founder of The Auto-ID Center at MIT

PhD, University of California, 1995

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Research Interests:

RFID, Sensors, Energy, Transportation. Developed high-throughput scanning system for long-wave infrared (LWIR) imaging of buildings from streets.

 

Henrik  Schmidt
Henrik Schmidt

Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering

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Research Interests:

Arctic and shallow water acoustics; Seismic-acoustic propagation and reverberation; Scattering and reverberation due to sea surface and ice roughness. 3-D acoustics in very shallow water. Acoustic tomography for coastal ocean observation and forecasting.

 

Paul D. Sclavounos
Paul D. Sclavounos

Professor of Mehanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

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Research Interests:

Marine hydrodynamics; Floating Offshore Wind Turbines; Responses and Stability of Ships and Floating Structures in Steep Random Waves.

 

Warren P. Seering
Warren P. Seering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Weber-Shaughness Professor

PhD, Stanford University, 1978

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Research Interests:

Methods used in the development of new products. Completed a study of 200 product development programs in nine large business units of six corporations to understand methods used for managing program uncertainties and associated risks.

 

Yang  Shao-Horn
Yang Shao-Horn

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Gail E. Kendall (1978) Professor
Electrochemical Energy Laboratory, 31-056

PhD, Michigan Technical University, 1998

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Research Interests:

Clean energy conversion and storage, photoelectro/electrochemistry, nanotechnology, nano materials, Electrocatalysis/catalysis. Developed design principles for oxide catalysts for oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution via water splitting.

 

Alexander H. Slocum
Alexander H. Slocum

Neil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering
MacVicar Faculty Fellow

PhD, MIT, 1985

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Research Interests:

Precision Machine Design, medical devices, manufacturing machines, renewable energy machines

 

Jean-Jacques E. Slotine
Jean-Jacques E. Slotine

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Information Sciences
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Director of the Nonlinear Systems Laboratory

PhD, MIT, 1983

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Research Interests:

Dynamic Systems, Robotics and Learning Systems, Computational Neuroscience, Control Theory, Systems Biology

 

Peter T. C. So
Peter T. C. So

Singapore Research Professor

PhD, Princeton University, 1992

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Research Interests:

Design and develop instrumentation for spectroscopy, microscopy, and imaging. Apply biophotonics technology for biological and medical research including neurobiology, biomechanics, fiborgenesis diseases, and biological machines. Develop high throughput 3D mcirofabrication technology for areas such as fluidics and regenerative medicine.

 

Mandayam A. Srinivasan
Mandayam A. Srinivasan

Senior Research Scientist
Director, Touch Lab (Laboratory for Human and Machine Haptics), MIT

Ph. D., Yale University, 1984

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Research Interests:

Human Haptics: Biomechanics, Neuroscience, Psychophysics, Motor Control; Machine Haptics: Device design and control, Rendering algorithms (Computer Haptics); Multimodal Virtual Environments and Teleoperation; Human-Machine Interactions

 

Subra  Suresh
Subra Suresh

Professor of Biological Engineering

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Alexandra H Techet
Alexandra H Techet

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Ocean Engineering

PhD, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2001

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Research Interests:

Experimental Hydrodynamics; light field imaging for fluid mechanics; 3D imaging of multi-phase flows and sprays; unsteady bio-inspired propulsion/ maneuvering; flow structure interactions; water entry hydrodynamics; ocean instrumentation.

 

Mark W. Thomas
Mark W. Thomas

Professor of the Practice
Captain, US Navy

PhD, MIT, 1998

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Research Interests:

Surface Ship Design and Construction

 

Tian  Tian
Tian Tian

Principal Research Engineer

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Research Interests:

Developing models for the lubrication system of internal combustion engines. Tools for the lubrication and dynamics of the piston and rings as well as gas and oil flows at all relevant scales to assist auto industry to reduce engine friction and emissions.

 

Michael S. Triantafyllou
Michael S. Triantafyllou

William I. Koch Professor of Marine Technology
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
Director, Center for Ocean Engineering

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Research Interests:

Biomimetic flow sensing and control to achieve super-maneuverability of ocean vehicles.

 

David L. Trumper
David L. Trumper

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests:

Mechatronics; Design of Precision Electromechanical Systems; Continuous- and Discrete-Time Control; Instrumentation; Electromechanics; Magnetic Suspensions and Bearings; Control of Fluid Systems; Analog and Digital Signal Processing.

 

Konstantin  Turitsyn
Konstantin Turitsyn

Assistant Professor

PhD, Landau Institute for theoretical physics, 2007

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Research Interests:

Nonlinear dynamics of complex and/or stochastic systems. With applications soft matter, turbulent and chaotic flows, large and small scale energy systems.

 

J. Kim Vandiver
J. Kim Vandiver

Dean for Undergraduate Research
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering

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Research Interests:

Dynamics of offshore structures and flow-induced vibration.

 

Kripa K. Varanasi
Kripa K. Varanasi

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests:

Surface Science & Engineering: Nanoengineered Surfaces and their applications to Energy, Water, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Aviation, Electronics Cooling Systems.

 

David R. Wallace
David R. Wallace

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
MacVicar Faculty Fellow

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Research Interests:

Environmentally-conscious design, computer-aided industrial design, and new-media design education.

 

Evelyn N. Wang
Evelyn N. Wang

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests:

Micro-/nano-scale heat and mass transport; nanoengineered surfaces; thermal management for high performance systems; bio-inspired micro-/nano-systems;energy efficient systems; solar thermal energy conversion; water desalination.

 

Tomasz  Wierzbicki
Tomasz Wierzbicki

Professor of Applied Mechanics
Director, Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory

PhD, Institute for Fundamental Technological Research , 1965

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Research Interests:

Ductile fracture with application to automotive (crashworthiness), steel (sheet forming, pipe manufacturing), offshore and aerospace industries. Modeling of lithium-ion batteries for structural integrity and safety. Developed and calibrated a new model for initiation and propagation of cracks, applicable to a wide range of stress states and two and three dimensional problems

 

Richard M Wiesman

Research Interests:

Design, Dynamic Systems and Control, Robotics, Product Design and Engineering Management.

 

James H. Williams Jr.
James H. Williams Jr.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Writing and Humanistic Studies
School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Excellence, Emeritus

PhD, University of Cambridge, 1970

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Research Interests:

(a) NDE of high-performance composite aircraft structures; (b) repair of advanced composites; (c) pre-repair and post-repair stress analysis of advanced composite laminates; (d) thermography of advanced composites; (e) mechanical vibration and shock mitigation; (f) wave propagation in anisotropic media; and (g) dynamic fracture of advanced composites.

 

Amos G. Winter
Amos G. Winter

Assistant Professor
Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor

PhD, MIT, 2011

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Research Interests:

Design for emerging markets and developing countries; international development; reverse innovation and cross-cultural technology transfer; biologically-inspired design; fluid, solid, granular mechanics; biomechanics; mechanical, precision machine design; medical device design; water purification; agricultural equipment; design of ocean systems.

 

Victor W. Wong
Victor W. Wong

Lecturer/Principal Research Scientist

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Research Interests:

Engine Tribology, Lubrication Engineering, Lubricant and Additive Technologies, Engine Efficiency, Diesel Engines, Emissions, Exhaust Aftertreatment, Alternative Fuels, Biomass Cookstoves and Indoor Pollution.

 

Maria C. Yang
Maria C. Yang

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems (dual)

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Research Interests:

Early stage design process, design methodology, design representation, designer behavior, user-centered design.

 

Ioannis V. Yannas
Ioannis V. Yannas

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Princeton, 1966

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Research Interests:

Molecular biological mechanisms for induced regeneration of organs by scaffolds. Invented the first regeneration template, a collagen scaffold that induces regeneration of skin.

 

Kamal  Youcef-Toumi
Kamal Youcef-Toumi

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests:

Design of Machines with Compliant Bodies for Biomimetic Locomotion in Liquid Environments.

 

Dick K.-P. Yue
Dick K.-P. Yue

Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
Philip J. Solondz (1948) Professor
Director of International Programs

ScD, MIT, 1980

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Research Interests:

Wave hydrodynamics and marine fluid mechanics: nonlinear wave-wave, wave-body and wave-bottom interactions; free-surface turbulent and bubbly flows; multi-phase flows; fluid-structure interactions; ocean optics. Applications to analysis and design of ships and offshore platforms, wavefield sensing, reconstruction and prediction; wave energy harvesting; marine propulsion, and bio-locomotion.

 

Xuanhe  Zhao
Xuanhe Zhao

Assistant Professor
d'Arbeloff Career Development Chair
PI, Soft Active Materials Laboratory

PhD, Harvard University, 2009

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Research Interests:

Designing soft materials with unprecedented properties such as extremely tough and strong, ultrasensitive to stimuli, mutable and programmable, biocompatible and bioabsorbable; and exploring their extraordinary functions in technologies such as wearable and biointegrated electronics, drug delivery and tissue engineering, antifouling, energy harvesting and storage, soft robotics and machines, water treatment by advancing fundamental knowledge on interfaces between solid mechanics, soft materials, and bioinspired and genetic design.

 

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