• Dec. 13, 2013
    Former MIT president Charles M. Vest — a tireless advocate for research and science, and a passionate supporter of diversity and openness — died last night of pancreatic cancer at his home in the...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Whether you’re planning to ride a horse or a motorcycle, compete in swimming or wrestling, do some yoga or sell some veggies, organize your workshop or calm an elderly relative, MIT’s mechanical...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Remembering Professor Emeritus Stephen Crandall Professor Stephen Crandall Photo courtesy of MechE Stephen H. Crandall, the Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus at MIT, a pioneer in random...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
      John Hart, Associate Professor During his six years at the University of Michigan, Associate Professor John Hart established a leading research group focused on creating new manufacturing...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Martin Culpepper, Full Professor Professor Martin Culpepper is a widely respected leading authority in the field of precision engineering. His research focuses on the design, fabrication, and...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
      “Our top priority has always been preparing MechE students to go forth and become inventors, innovators, and engineering leaders.” Gang Chen, Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Have you ever wondered how flying insects survive in the rain? With a weight approximately 50 times that of a mosquito, a raindrop has a considerable force in comparison, similar in ratio to a...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Photo Credit: Tony Pulsone   For Professor Emeritus Woodie Flowers (SM ’68, MEng ’71, PhD ’73), engineering is all about having fun. But it wasn’t always that way. As a high school student from a...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    2.678 students present their final projects, autonomous robotics cars, which have to follow an obstacle course. Photo credit: Tony Pulsone If you had to pick one word to describe the Department of...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Fog-harvesting system developed by MIT and Chilean researchers could provide potable water for the world’s driest regions.   By David Chandler, MIT News Office   Photo courtesy of researchers. In...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Droplets Break a Theoretical Time Barrier on Bouncing   By David Chandler, MIT News Office   Those who study hydrophobic materials — water-shedding surfaces such as those found in nature and created...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Making Silicon Devices Responsive to Infrared Light   Photo Credit: Dr. Mark Winkler   by David Chandler, MIT News Office Researchers have tried a variety of methods to develop detectors that are...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
      By Alissa Mallinson   The online learning revolution isn’t the first time that the Department of Mechanical Engineering – nor the Institute as a whole for that matter – has been at the forefront...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Photo Credit: John Freidah   By Alissa Mallinson   Six years ago, Guangtao (Taotao) Zhang had just moved to the US from China during her junior year of high school, and she didn’t speak a word of...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Photo Credit: Tony Pulsone It is not unusual for some undergraduate students to start the famously hands-on Course 2 program in mechanical engineering at MIT with little machine experience. But not...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
      Photo credit: Tony Pulsone Professor David Gossard (PhD ’75) has been a faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering since he earned his PhD here in 1975, having previously earned...
  • Dec. 3, 2013
    Four MIT seniors — Kate Koch, Colleen Loynachan, Kirin Sinha, and Grace Young — are among 34 new winners nationwide of prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which support two years of graduate study in...
  • Nov. 27, 2013
    Drugs delivered by nanoparticles hold promise for targeted treatment of many diseases, including cancer. However, the particles have to be injected into patients, which has limited their usefulness...
  • Nov. 20, 2013
    Those who study hydrophobic materials — water-shedding surfaces such as those found in nature and created in the laboratory — are familiar with a theoretical limit on the time it takes for a water...
  • Nov. 13, 2013
    Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead, for example, to electric cars with a...

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