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.
A “failed experiment” became a life-saving discovery by MIT Professor Ioannis V. Yannas and his colleague Dr. John Burke when their search for a better way to treat severe burn victims led to the discovery of organ regeneration.
Several groups in MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering have been developing technologies to help hospitals around the world provide life-saving oxygen to patients with Covid-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.