In the Design research area, everything from a steam turbine to a gaming console is conceived, designed, fabricated, assembled, and delivered by an engineer who understands design, manufacturing, sustainability, and the supply chain.
Research Includes: Precision and machine design, product design and development, environment and sustainability, information and sensing, manufacturing process, and systems.
Professor Maria Yang has discovered valuable strategies and techniques for designing both consumer products and complex engineering systems, partnering with NASA, Ferrari, and IBM.
MIT researchers including Dr. Svetlana Boriskina have designed a new kind of sustainable textile from polyethylene fibers that may help humans adapt to and combat the effects of climate change.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.