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 Gareth McKinley, working with colleagues at the Pontificial University of Chile, are harvesting potable water from the coastal fog that forms along one of the driest regions on earth.
A method developed by Professor Gareth McKinley utilizes an echolocation-technique to quickly characterize any soft, rapidly changing substance, such as clotting blood or drying cement.
Students from the MIT Driverless team, together with students from Delft University of Technology, placed third overall in the Driverless category at the 2019 Formula Student Germany competition in Germany.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.