Curiosity and creativity, together with a mens et manus approach, fuel innovation and entrepreneurship in the department.
Left to right, top to bottom: Brontes' dental scanner, LiquiGlide bottle coating, Atlas Power Ascender, Leveraged Freedom Chair, Ferno, Augmented Infant Resuscitator, 6dot Braille Labeler, Li-Air battery, needleless injector, Kiva Systems bot, incision-less laparoscopic retractor, Flat Rat, anti-reflective/anti-fogging glass.
When a handful of MIT graduates get together to solve a problem, amazing things can happen – in this case, the most disruptive order fulfillment system to enter the industry in more than a decade.
MechE alumni Nate Ball (SB ’05, SM ’07) and Bryan Schmid (SB ’03, SM ’05) entered the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies’ (ISN) annual Soldier Design Competition in 2005 with fellow MechE alumni Daniel Walker (SB ’05, SM ’09) and Tim Fofonoff (SM ’03, PhD ’08).
Entrepreneurs abound in MechE, but they couldn’t do it without the MIT entrepreneurial community, comprising an army of faculty, students, and staff ready to help at any stage.
If you live in a First World country, you probably do not worry about safe drinking water for you and your family. But according to Professor John H. Lienhard V, the Samuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical Engineering, you should.
Many of the MechE faculty members have been bestowed with awards and honors this past year.
Associate Professor Kripa Varanasi’s research lab became a sudden media sensation this past year when it unveiled its condiment bottle coating LiquiGlide.