Mechanical Engineering faculty members are solving the world’s energy crisis in their own creative ways.

Sun and Earth from Space

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Addressing the World’s Energy Challenges

In this issue we examine the variety of approaches that the MechE faculty, students and postdocs are developing to address our energy challenges.

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2.75: Precision Machine Design

Just one minute with Professor Alexander Slocum and you can see why his course 2.75 is so popular – and successful. He has a way of inciting passion and excitement in his students while imbuing them with the confidence to meet whatever challenge he’s presented…

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Master’s in Ocean Engineering Systems Management

A new collaboration between the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Sloan School of Management in the Leaders in Global Operations (LGO) program has yielded a new track. The track in Ocean Engineering Systems Management will commence in the fall of 2012…

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Competing Mechanisms Influence Tumor Cell Migration

Professor Roger Kamm and MechE graduate student William Polacheck’s research aims to stop cancer in its tracks.

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MIT Electric Vehicle Team: An Electrifying Start

After several twists and turns, MIT Electric Vehicle Team competes at the Isle of Man.

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Talking Shop with Associate Professor Domitilla Del Vecchio

Professor Del Vecchio describes her work on control systems: both autonomous systems for vehicular traffic, and also biomolecular systems on the cellular level.

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Faculty Promotions

Three faculty members have recently been promoted in the department…