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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering News

  • Professor of the Practice Mike Zimmerman is developing a new generation of batteries that won't explode. Watch him talk about it on NOVA's "Search for the Super Battery."

    Faculty;Research news
  • Professor Bill Messner writes for The Conversation on the current state of the development of autonomous vehicles.

    Faculty;Human-technology interface;Intelligent systems
  • Professor of the Practice Mike Zimmerman is developing a solid polymer lithium metal battery, which would be significantly less likely to catch fire than the current generation of batteries.

    Faculty;Human-technology interface;Research news
  • In The Conversation and the Boston Business Journal, Professor Bill Messner wrote about recent advancements in autonomous car technology and about the future of these self-driving vehicles. 

    Faculty;Research;Human-technology interface;Research news;Intelligent systems
  • Summer scholar Anu Gamage, E18, spent her summer developing an inverted pendulum that could continue collecting accurate measurements and balancing itself in the case of a cyberattack.

    Undergraduate students;Women engineers;Human-technology interface;Research news
  • Assistant Professors Ayse Asatekin and Kristen Wendell are appointed to endowed professorships in recognition of their outstanding research programs and potential.

    Faculty;Women engineers

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