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
Professor Rohit Karnik addresses real-world challenges with his micro- and nano-fluidics research, uncovering the unique behavior of fluid flow at the molecular level.
Professor Nicholas Fang and colleagues have found a new way to make fluorescent materials emit ultrafast light pulses. This light could be used in communication systems and data transmission.
MIT and the Southern University of Science and Technology will launch two centers in Cambridge and Shenzhen, China that aim to foster research collaborations and inspire new approaches to engineering education.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.