Researchers at MIT's School of Engineering, working with colleagues at the Pontificial University of Chile in Santiago, are harvesting potable water from the coastal fog that forms on the edge of one of the driest regions on earth. Using a simple system of suspended mesh structures, placed on ...
A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms, modeled after those used for offshore oil drilling, could help avoid such consequences in the future.
This class is an introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems.
In this course, students learn about the fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection.
Introduces the fundamentals of machine tool and computer tool use. Students work with a variety of machine tools including the bandsaw, milling machine, and lathe.
Taught by award-winning professor David Wallace, 2.009: Product Engineering Processes is a rigorous capstone class for undergraduates in the Mechanical Engineering program at MIT.
Senior Guangtao (Taotao) Zhang, of China, reflects upon her undergraduate journey at MIT as a transfer student.
PhD candidate Folkers E. Rojas describes his thesis research that mitigates the impact of an offshore Blowout Preventer failure.
Pedro Reis, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and civil and environmental engineering, describes the research activity in his Elasticity, Geometry, & Statistics Laboratory at MIT.
MIT graduate student Katy Olesnavage helps redesign the Jaipur Foot, a prosthesis used throughout the developing world.
Prof. Vandiver introduces key historical thinkers in the study of dynamics.
Droplets falling from a superhydrophobic surface are drawn toward an electrically charged wire, bottom center, demonstrating that they carry an electric charge. Read more: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/droplets-get-a-charge-out-of-jumping-1002.html
MIT researchers have found a new family of materials that provides the best-ever performance in a reaction called oxygen evolution, a key requirement for energy storage and delivery systems such as advanced fuel cells and lithium-air batteries
MIT Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Sangbae Kim describes his cutting-edge research in the area of biomimetics.
Neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, follow patterns of weak adhesive molecules (dark lines) and are separated from a stream of blood flowing in a microfluidic channel.
This video demonstrates the techniques and principles behind how to design a stable robot that will not tip in motion.
Description: The main focus is the microscopic picture of waves. This lecture discusses the energy transport by waves, by using the Maxwell's equations in different electric/magnetic fields and between different interfaces. Instructor: Prof. Gang Chen
Description: Students learn to solve the Boltzmann equation in the classical limit under relaxation time approximation in this lecture. Students also learn to derive the Fourier law, Newton shear law, and the electron transport process with the Ohm's Law. Instructor: ...