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.
Using light to imprint features onto polymer or plastic, Associate Professor Nick Fang's research led his team to disprove the established diffraction limit.
A model developed by researchers, including Professor Ian Hunter, predicts how a fluid jet will impact a droplet of a certain viscosity & elasticity. Results could help tune drug injections without needles.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.