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.
Millions of people die each year as a result of soot or smoke inhalation from these wood-burning cookstoves. A team of students from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and MIT D-Lab are helping a start-up in Uganda manufacture charcoal briquettes that produce a cleaner burn, minimizing these health risks.
Faculty from MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering including Irmgard Bischofberger, Carlos Portela, and Peter So received prestigious awards during the first quarter of 2022.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.