The MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering researches and teaches at the interfaces of ideas, where several disciplines such as physics, math, electronics, and computer science, and engineering intersect in the nimble hands of broadly trained MIT mechanical engineers.
Professor Maria Yang has discovered valuable strategies and techniques for designing both consumer products and complex engineering systems, partnering with NASA, Ferrari, and IBM.
Associate Professor Jeehwan Kim has developed an efficient method for making single-atom-thick, wafer-scale materials. These 2D materials could be used to make an electronic device within an hour.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.