Research and teaching in the Mechanics area are focused on enriching the spectrum of models and tools for describing and predicting static and dynamic thermomechanical phenomena. Understanding and optimizing the mechanical and dynamical response of a material system is essential to its ultimate application.
Research Includes: Fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, nonlinear mechanics, computational mechanics, and structural mechanics.
Using light to imprint features onto polymer or plastic, Associate Professor Nick Fang's research led his team to disprove the established diffraction limit.
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.