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.
MIT engineers led by Assistant Professor Giovanni Traverso have devised a way to apply a temporary synthetic coating to the lining of the small intestine that may help treat diabetes, infections, and other conditions.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.