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
2.674: One of the first classes to offer undergraduates a hands-on experience with cutting-edge micro/nano engineering.
Microbial or fungal biofilms on spacecraft can clog hoses and filters, or make astronauts sick. A study by Samantha McBride PhD ’20 and Prof. Kripa Varanasi shows that a surface treatment can help.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.