Mechanical engineering covers a broad range of disciplines, including materials, mechanics, systems and control, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, design, and manufacturing, all of which constitute a solid foundation for bioengineering.
Research Includes: Bioimaging and bioinformatics, bioinstrumentation and design, biomaterials and tissue engineering, and biomechanics.
Jeehwan Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, is using his background in materials science to build a physical neural network and produce cheap semiconductor wafers – technologies that could help bring the artificial intelligence power of super computers to handheld devices.
Pison, founded by MechE alum Dexter Ang ’05, enables people to control digital interfaces, such as their phones, through brain signals.
Engineers led by Associate Professor Jeehwan Kim have developed a sweat-proof “electronic skin” — a conformable, sensor-embedded sticky patch that reliably monitors a person’s health, even when a wearer is perspiring.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.