Partnerships and Affiliations

Medical Electronic Device Realization Center.   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.

Institute for Medical Engineering and Science.   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.

Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity.   The 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.

Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Progam.   The Master of Engineering in Manufacturing at MIT (MEngM) combines formal coursework with hands-on industry based experience.   The MEngM is designed to give students a broad and solid understanding of the core principles of manufacturing.  Students take a comprehensive curriculum of Process and Assembly Physics, Factory and Supply Chain Systems, Product Design, and Business Fundamentals and Operational Excellence subjects.  The capstone activity is a Group Project done in a Manufacturing Company, culminating in a Project Thesis.   The students are regarded by project companies as expert engineers capable of solving mission critical problems.    Our goal is to create technical engineering leaders who possess a strong systems view.  Our partner companies look to the MEngM to provide condensed experience to young manufacturing and design engineers in order to accelerate career development.

Center for Computational Engineering.   The CCE 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.

Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium.   The Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium is a partnership of leaders in science, medicine, engineering, business, and the public sector dedicated to catalyzing change in Madrid’s healthcare innovation ecosystem by accelerating translational research and encouraging entrepreneurship. It was founded by Comunidad de  Madrid, through Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d, in 2010, in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).   Madrid is a region poised to make a quantum leap in its biomedical technology innovation capabilities. It has the talent, the resources—and the compelling opportunity to transform itself into a 21st Century world capital of research, development, and entrepreneurship. It may seem a leap of faith. Evolving into a global epicenter of innovation, where diverse people, organizations, and institutions converge to create a coherent and vital culture is an effort of years. It takes competing ideas and shared values. It takes a balance of orderly growth and unpredictable creativity. The Madrid–MIT M+Visión Consortium is dedicated to catalyzing this culture of innovation in Madrid’s healthcare ecosystem.

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. Students interested in project work are encouraged to consult their faculty advisor or approach other members of the faculty.