Mechanical engineering covers a broad range of disciplines, including materials, mechanics, systems and control, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, design, and manufacturing, all of which constitute a solid foundation for bioengineering.
Research Includes: Bioimaging and bioinformatics, bioinstrumentation and design, biomaterials and tissue engineering, and biomechanics.
Dr. Heather Beem (PhD ’15) has designed a sensor that could be used by underwater robots to collect data on hydrothermal events or marine life.
MIT engineers led by Professor Xuanhe Zhao have designed a strong, biocompatible glue that can seal injured tissues and stop bleeding, inspired by the sticky substance that barnacles use to cling to rocks.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.