Professor Gang Chen made headlines last summer when he and his colleagues solved a century-old problem in the physics of heat transfer…

Professor Chen with vacuum

Mechanical Engineering Professor Gang Chen with vacuum chamber

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Introducing MechE Connects

A platform for linking more that 5,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate program alumni to the department, MechE Connects is also a vehicle for sharing snapshots of the advances emerging from our labs …

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Ain A. Sonin Fellowship

A tribute to the mechanical engineering professor’s legacy of support to graduate students …

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Fuel cells get a boost

Professor Yang Shao-Horn leads a team dedicated to dramatically increasing the efficiency of the electrodes in cells that use methanol instead of hydrogen …

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Around campus
Join us for commencement, visit the Mechanical Engineering exhibits at the MIT Museum, or discover what undergraduates are inventing in course 2.009 …
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High-flying alumni

MechE alumni are soaring—in the entrepreneurial realm and in low-Earth orbit …

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RoboClam

The humble razor clam inspires underwater innovation …

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EVT hits the road

Students pursue an all-electric vehicle with rapid recharge …

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New MechE faculty

Four new faculty have joined the Mechanical Engineering Department …

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Talking shop

Professor Franz Hover discusses ocean-going electrical systems and teaching course 2.017 …

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MechE research news

Updates on recent activity including new research centers and industry collaborations …