Department of Mechanical Engineering


The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a diverse range of rigorous academic programs designed to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for the challenges and opportunities that abound in modern technology and society. Our students’ ultimate destinations include industry, research, public service, and academia, and a MechE degree provides skills, knowledge, and experience that will help them become leaders in these careers.    The educational opportunities offered to students in mechanical engineering are enhanced by the availability of a wide variety of research laboratories and programs, and well-equipped shops and computer facilities. The department provides many opportunities for undergraduates to establish a close relationship with faculty members and their research groups.

Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC)


The vision of the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC) is to transform the medical electronic device industries: Revolutionize medical diagnostics and treatments by bringing health care directly to the individual, and create enabling technology for the future information-driven healthcare system. Specific areas that show promise are wearable or minimally invasive monitoring devices, medical imaging, laboratory instrumentation, and the data communication from these devices and instruments to healthcare providers and caregivers.



An advanced facility open to the entire community of faculty, researchers, and students. A convening space to spark collaboration and cross-pollination. A hive for tinkering with atoms, one by one—and for constructing, from these fantastically small building blocks, a future of infinite possibility. Our students and faculty are calling for MIT.nano because it will enable them to do more—more research, more experiments, more innovation—and to make more headway in their deep and passionate commitment to serving the world.

MIT.nano will accelerate the pace of research at the Institute. It will modernize our research capacity and support vital research thrusts for decades to come. And it will lead to the innovative technologies and imaginative solutions that will define our era.

Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)


IMES aims to accelerate innovation across a spectrum of activities that span discovery, design, and delivery of new medical devices and products.  An integrative force across MIT, bringing together research and education efforts at the nexus of engineering, science, and clinical medicine to advance human health.  A portal for building strategic partnerships with hospitals and industry to confront major medical challenges. A robust home for the Harvard-MIT Health Science & Technology (HST) program, which has a rich history of educating leaders in medicine and health-related technologies.

Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST)


The Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) is a unique collaboration that brings together the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals, and local research centers to integrate science, medicine, and engineering to solve problems in human health. HST’s mission is to educate outstanding minds and cultivate leaders who will explore fundamental principles underlying disease and develop preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic innovations. HST students learn to carry their engineering and scientific expertise from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside and to bring clinical insights from the bedside to the bench.

MGH/MIT Center for Ultrasound Research & Translation (CURT)

curt_logo1-e1536173810566.pngThe Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a Harvard Medical School hospital affiliate, dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research, education, training, and community service. The Center for Ultrasound Research & Translation (CURT) is a joint MGH-MIT Center led by Dr. Anthony Samir and Dr. Brian Anthony. Our focus is on clinical translational research and engineering innovation in the field of medical ultrasound. Through tight integration between engineering and iterative translational refinement in the care environment, we aim to rapidly develop high-yield technologies targeted at key clinical problems. Our work is both highly creative and clinically-focused, and we have won numerous awards and grants to support our efforts.

Center for Computational Engineering (CCE)

cce-logo1-e1536169101129.pngCCE supports computational engineering research and education at MIT.  Our emphasis is on the development of new computational methods relevant to engineering disciplines and on the innovative application of computational methods to important problems in engineering and science.  The master’s degree in Computation for Design and Optimization (CDO) is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare tomorrow’s engineers and scientists in advanced computational methods and applications. The program provides a strong foundation in computational approaches to the design and operation of complex engineered and scientific systems. As an interdisciplinary academic program, CDO is housed in the Center for Computational Engineering.

Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP)

LMP30YearLogoRedThe Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP) is an interdepartmental laboratory in the School of Engineering with three major goals: The development of the fundamental principles of manufacturing systems, processes, and machines.  The application of those principles to the manufacturing enterprise. The education of engineering leaders.