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.
Associate Professor Sangbae Kim describes his cutting-edge research in the area of biomimetics, the study of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of robots.
A novel experimental facility, developed by postdoc Dixia Fan SM '16 PhD '19 and researchers at MIT Sea Grant, conducted five years' worth of experiments on vortex-induced vibrations in a matter of weeks.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.