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.
Millions of people die each year as a result of soot or smoke inhalation from these wood-burning cookstoves. A team of students from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and MIT D-Lab are helping a start-up in Uganda manufacture charcoal briquettes that produce a cleaner burn, minimizing these health risks.
MIT engineers, including Professor Scott Manalis, have devised a new, noninvasive way to measure the stiffness of living cells using acoustic waves. The technique could be useful for precision medicine.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.