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Through deep scholarship and hands-on learning and research experiences, we pursue societal benefits in sustainability, mobility, and human health.

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In The News

Ken Goodson: How the School of Engineering is taking on COVID-19

A School of Engineering senior associate dean discusses the myriad ways his colleagues throughout the school are discovering new — and often surprising — ways to combat COVID-19.

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ME Faculty Opening

Application review begins October 31, 2020. Interviews may begin before the end of the fall term. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2020.


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Our goal is to provide students with a balance of intellectual and practical experiences that enable them to address a variety of societal needs, and prepares students for entry-level work as mechanical engineers or for graduate study in engineering.

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Graduate Students

We aim to align academic course work with research to prepare scholars in specialized areas within the field. Areas of specialization include automatic controls, energy systems, fluid mechanics, design, and more.

Our People

Alaisha Alexander
Alaisha Alexander
PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering

“ While I was an undergrad at MIT, I chose mechanical engineering because ... ”

Allison Okamura
Allison Okamura
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

“ The most important thing about being an engineer is understanding people and designing systems that ... ”

Danielle Cojuangco Abraham
Danielle Cojuangco Abraham
BS ’07, Mechanical Engineering

“ I grew up in the Philippines. When I reflect back on my high school days, I remember ... ”

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Research Themes

We work with an emphasis in four major research themes that together reflect the department's focus and methodologies.