Associate Professor Mathias Kolle received a J-WAFS seed grant in 2017 to develop light-diffusing fibers to increase the energy efficiency of industrial algae production and improve its viability as food and fuel.February 16, 2021 Less-wasteful laser-cutting
A team at MIT CSAIL including Assistant Professor Stefanie Mueller have developed the new tool Fabricaide, which provides live feedback on laser-cut designs to help users reduce leftover material.February 13, 2021 Unleashing the potential of the mind
Pison, founded by MechE alum Dexter Ang ’05, enables people to control digital interfaces, such as their phones, through brain signals.February 6, 2021 Reducing inequality across the globe and on campus
Through research and student leadership, MechE senior Orisa Coombs is tackling problems including water scarcity, food insecurity, and racial injustice.February 2, 2021 Celebrating the life and legacy of George Hatsopoulos
At an event hosted by MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in January 2021, former colleagues, friends, and family reflected on the life, career, and legacy of George Hatsopoulos '49, SM '50, ME '54, SCD '56.
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
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.