The micro/nano area enables airbag sensors, disposable medical sensors, rapid DNA analysis, stronger and lighter materials for transportation, and energy-efficient conversion devices, to name a few.
Research Includes: Micro/nano-enabled energy and power technology, nanobiotechnology, nano/micro design and manufacturing, micro/nanoscale mechanics and materials, micro/nanophotonics, micro/nanoscale transport
2.674: One of the first classes to offer undergraduates a hands-on experience with cutting-edge micro/nano engineering.
A team of engineers led by Professor Nicholas Fang has designed a new touch-sensing glove that can “feel” pressure and other tactile stimuli. The glove could help restore motor function after stroke or enhance gaming.
Engineers led by Associate Professor Jeehwan Kim have developed a sweat-proof “electronic skin” — a conformable, sensor-embedded sticky patch that reliably monitors a person’s health, even when a wearer is perspiring.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.