The online learning revolution isn’t the first time that the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been at the forefront of educational breakthroughs.

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Alumni Spotlight: Professor Woodie Flowers (SM ‘68, MEng ‘71, PhD ‘73)

For Professor Emeritus Woodie Flowers (SM ’68, MEng ’71, PhD ’73), engineering is all about having fun. But it wasn’t always that way.

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Student Spotlight: Guangtao (Taotao) Zhang (Candidate SB ’14)

Six years ago, Guangtao (Taotao) Zhang had just moved to the US from China during her junior year of high school, and she didn’t speak a word of English. Now, a senior in MechE, she is preparing to graduate and begin a new job at Apple as an iPad product design engineer.

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Faculty Research: Professor Gareth McKinley

A fog-harvesting system developed by a team led by Professor Gareth McKinley could provide potable water for the world’s driest regions.

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New Faculty

We are pleased to welcome three new faculty to the department: Associate Professor John Hart; Assistant Professor Mathias Kolle; and Assistant Professor Themis Sapsis.

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Talking Shop with Professor David Gossard

Professor David Gossard (PhD ’75) has been a faculty member of MechE since he earned his PhD here in 1975. He began his tenure in the design and manufacturing group and has remained there ever since. His fundamental dynamics course, 2.03x, debuted on edX this past October.