The micro/nano area enables airbag sensors, disposable medical sensors, rapid DNA analysis, stronger and lighter materials for transportation, and energy-efficient conversion devices, to name a few.
Research Includes: Micro/nano-enabled energy and power technology, nanobiotechnology, nano/micro design and manufacturing, micro/nanoscale mechanics and materials, micro/nanophotonics, micro/nanoscale transport
Professor Rohit Karnik addresses real-world challenges with his micro- and nano-fluidics research, uncovering the unique behavior of fluid flow at the molecular level.
MIT engineers, including Professor Xuanhe Zhao, have devised a way to encapsulate bacterial sensors into a tough hydrogel sphere, which prevents them from interacting with other microbes in the environment.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.