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.
The first hands-on classes to teach students not only how to design an object but also how to build it.
A new system could make it possible to control the way water moves over a surface, using only light. This advance could lead to field systems that would separate water from oil at drilling rigs.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.