In the Design research area, everything from a steam turbine to a gaming console is conceived, designed, fabricated, assembled, and delivered by an engineer who understands design, manufacturing, sustainability, and the supply chain.
Research Includes: Precision and machine design, product design and development, environment and sustainability, information and sensing, manufacturing process, and systems.
MIT graduate student Katy Olesnavage redesigns the Jaipur Foot to create a high-value prosthesis at a low cost for those in need in developing countries.
Sangbae Kim borrows principles from biomechanics, human decision-making, and mechanical design to build a robot for use in disaster response.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.