Ernesto Blanco, mechanical design professor and inventor of the stair-climbing wheelchair, dies at 94

Ernesto Blanco, mechanical design professor and inventor of the stair-climbing wheelchair, dies at 94


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Cleaner water, better world: MIT MechE aids the crisis-level quest for clean water in India.

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MechE students win 2017 Lemelson-MIT Student Prizes honoring promising collegiate inventors.

MechE students win 2017 Lemelson-MIT Student Prizes honoring promising collegiate inventors.


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At hack-a-thon, students design assistive technologies to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities.

At hack-a-thon, students design assistive technologies to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities.


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Microfluidic technique that isolates plasma cells from blood may help myeloma patients avoid painful biopsies.

Microfluidic technique that isolates plasma cells from blood may help myeloma patients avoid painful biopsies.


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Amos Winter, director of the Global Engineering and Research Lab, wins the Harold E. Edgerton Award

Amos Winter, director of the Global Engineering and Research Lab, wins the Harold E. Edgerton Award


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Breathable workout suit has ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete’s sweat.

Breathable workout suit has ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete’s sweat.


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Xuanhe Zhao is the 2017 recipient of the Young Investigator Medal from the Society of Engineering Science.