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.
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
After three years of hard work, the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team, which includes MechE students, took first place at the 2021 American Solar Challenge on August 7, 2021 in the Single Occupancy Vehicle category.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.