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.
MIT has launched a number of programs and initiatives to lessen its greenhouse gas emissions - including course 11.S938 / 2.S999, Solving for Carbon Neutrality at MIT, which is co-taught by Professor Timothy Gutowksi.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.