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.
Using machine-learning and sensory hardware, Alberto Rodriguez, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and members of MIT's MCube lab, have developed a robot that is learning how to play the game Jenga®. The technology could be used in robots for manufacturing assembly lines.
A team of engineers, including Prof. John Hart, uses 3D printing to strengthen a key material in aerospace, energy-generation applications. The approach could improve the performance of many other materials as well.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.