Despite claims that US manufacturing is on the decline, MechE faculty and students continue to prove otherwise…

Manufacturing Equipment

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Letter from the Department Head: A Manufacturing Renaissance

From the innovative research of Professors Milton Shaw and Nathan Cook in the 1950s and ‘60s, through Nam Suh’s establishment of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity in 1977, our department has long been devoted to exploring new frontiers in manufacturing research.

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Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

With technological advances pervading almost every aspect of business, we all know by now how important it is for business people to understand technology. But what about the other way around?

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Faculty Research: Printing in Reverse

Nanostructure printing on plastics and polymers is nothing new. But what about on metal or glass—for electronic circuit boards, for example? Nick Fang and his group searched for harder materials to print on for use in electronics, photonics, and fiber optics, but in the process they discovered something entirely new.

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Faculty Spotlight

We sat down with Associate Professor Martin L. Culpepper to discuss business’s place in engineering, his current research, and why he loves teaching manufacturing at MIT.

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Iridescent Displays

Clarence Chui (PhD ‘98), senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm’s MEMS Technologies, producer of a radical new display that boasts full color in sunlight and low power usage, describes some of the technology behind his team’s discovery and his role in helping to shape it.

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New Faculty

We are pleased to introduce two new faculty members, Captain Mark Thomas, Professor of the Practice, and Amos Winter, Assistant Professor.

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Talking Shop: Professor Sanjay E. Sarma

Professor Sanjay Sarma discusses his research in efficient manufacturing and automatic identification, including barcodes and RFID, supply chain management, transportation, and sensors.