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.
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.
In a new study on deep-sea mining, Professor Thomas Peacock examines the cloud of sediment that a collector vehicle would stir up as it picks up polymetallic nodules from the seafloor.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.