MechE postdoctoral scholars are part of a large network of more than 1,400 postdocs across the entire Institute. Postdocs hold doctoral degrees and pursue a program of research and training under the direction of an MIT faculty member.
Postdoctoral scholars are a very important part of the research community here in MechE, adding insight and energy, expertise and a fresh perspective to our many research endeavors. We hope that, in exchange, postdocs receive one final spark that comes from working side-by-side with a MechE faculty member before shooting out on their own to begin what I know will be careers marked by excellence.
A device developed by Evelyn Wang's team harvests clean drinking water from vapor in the air, even in the most arid conditions.
A team of engineers from MechE's Device Research Lab have identified an unusually absorbent material that could be used for passive cooling or water harvesting in warm climates.
MechE graduate student Caroline McCue presents her research on using surface morphology to mediate cancer cell adhesion at the 2023 Microsystems Annual Research Conference. Postdoc Saurabh Nath was awarded best pittch.