The MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering researches and teaches at the interfaces of ideas, where several disciplines such as physics, math, electronics, and computer science, and engineering intersect in the nimble hands of broadly trained MIT mechanical engineers.
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.
Our bodies are lined on the inside with soft, microscopic carpets of hair. A study from Anette "Peko" examines the role these hairs play in affecting the flow of fluids through our bodies.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.