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 researchers, including MechE grad student Jiliang Hu, studied ecosystems of up to 48 species of bacteria and discovered how the communities shift from stable to unstable states.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.