Research and teaching in the Mechanics area are focused on enriching the spectrum of models and tools for describing and predicting static and dynamic thermomechanical phenomena. Understanding and optimizing the mechanical and dynamical response of a material system is essential to its ultimate application.
Research Includes: Fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, nonlinear mechanics, computational mechanics, and structural mechanics.
Associate Professor Cullen Buie researches a novel method to quickly sort and identify the various strains of bacteria.
Tonio Buonassisi and fellow faculty affiliates of the MIT Energy Initiative receive $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to study cost reductions in solar energy.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.