The MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering researches and teaches at the interfaces of ideas, where several disciplines such as physics, math, electronics, and computer science, and engineering intersect in the nimble hands of broadly trained MIT mechanical engineers.
MIT students head to the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition with a concept pod, and a vision for the future of transportation. The MIT Hyperloop Team will be firing their concept pod along a one-mile test track in Hawthorne, potentially bringing the world closer to what SpaceX CEO Elon Musk describes as a “fifth mode of transportation.”
A new, inexpensive catalyst, developed by Yang Shao Horn and her team, speeds the production of oxygen from water. The material could replace rare metals and lead to more economical production of carbon-neutral fuels.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.