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.
Technology developed by the Varanasi Research Group captures fresh water evaporating from cooling towers at power plants. The system could help conserve billions of gallons of water each year.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.