Mechanical engineering senior Flora Klise is pursing her passion for water research and preparing to launch a career in water innovation.May 5, 2021 Rapid rovers, speedy sands: fast-tracking terrain interaction modeling
Researchers, including Professor Ken Kamrin, have proposed a new model, Dynamic Resistive Force Theory, to enable near real-time modeling of high-speed motion for arbitrarily shaped objects moving through granular media.May 4, 2021 With a zap of light, system switches objects’ colors and patterns
A new system developed by MIT researchers, including Stefanie Mueller, uses UV light projected onto objects coated with light-activated dye to alter the reflective properties of the dye, creating images in minutes.May 4, 2021 Nano flashlight enables new applications of light
In work that could someday turn cell phones into sensors capable of detecting viruses and other minuscule objects, MIT researchers, including Dr. Brian Anthony, have built a powerful nanoscale flashlight on a chip.April 28, 2021 How to get salt out of water: Make it self-eject
A group of researchers led by Professor Kripa Varanasi have found that crystallizing salts can grow “legs,” then tip over and fall away, potentially helping to prevent fouling of metal surfaces.
Recent MIT graduate Erin Looney, who received her PhD in mechanical engineering, reflects on the surprising benefits of defending her doctoral thesis virtually.
Faculty and teaching staff from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering share words of encouragement and reflect back on the accomplishments of MIT MechE’s Class of 2020.
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.