Mechanical engineering covers a broad range of disciplines, including materials, mechanics, systems and control, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, design, and manufacturing, all of which constitute a solid foundation for bioengineering.
Research Includes: Bioimaging and bioinformatics, bioinstrumentation and design, biomaterials and tissue engineering, and biomechanics.
Associate Professor Cullen Buie researches a novel method to quickly sort and identify the various strains of bacteria.
Two MechE projects have been given J-WAFS grants: a project led by John Hart that uses sensors to detect soil nutrient levels and research led by Kripa Varanasi to make pesticides stickier, producing less runoff.
MIT and the Southern University of Science and Technology will launch two centers in Cambridge and Shenzhen, China that aim to foster research collaborations and inspire new approaches to engineering education.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.