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Mining minerals found 15,000 feet below sea level could help secure a low-carbon future, but at what cost? Researchers including Thomas Peacock, professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, are racing to understand the environmental impact of deep-sea mining.
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.
Jeehwan Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, is using his background in materials science to build a physical neural network and produce cheap semiconductor wafers – technologies that could help bring the artificial intelligence power of super computers to handheld devices.
The Practical Education Network, founded by MechE Alum Heather Beam in 2014, cultivates a version of MIT’s hands-on teaching methodology in low-resource communities.
Professor Dan Frey to co-lead the Achieving Sustainable Partnerships in Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship (ASPIRE) program that is funded by the $15 million award from USAID to MIT.
Caitlin Braun MBA ’21, SM ’21 applies her passion for “transforming American manufacturing” as director of strategy and process improvement at J&E Precision Tool in Southampton, Massachusetts.
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