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.
Dr. Heather Beem (PhD ’15) has designed a sensor that could be used by underwater robots to collect data on hydrothermal events or marine life.
MIT engineers led by Associate Professor Ming Guo have found that a biological membrane that's tough as plastic wrap but elastic like a balloon could be a target for therapies to limit cancer cells from spreading.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.