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.
MIT engineers led by Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao have designed a double-sided tape that can seal tissues in just five seconds. The tape could eventually replace surgical sutures, which don’t work well in all tissues and can cause complications in some patients.
Researchers including Professor Rohit Karnik and graduate student Emily Hanhauser developed a device which absorbs trace contaminants in water and preserves them in a dry state so the samples can be mailed easily.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.