The MIT Mechanosynthesis Group, led by Professor John Hart, aims to advance the science and technology of manufacturing and its interplay with the sustainable growth of our world. Our focus areas include additive manufacturing, carbon nanomaterials, roll-to-roll processing, printed electronics, and resource-efficient sensing and diagnostic devices. Our work is multidisciplinary, spans from fundamental principles to applications, and engages a wide range of public and private sponsors and collaborators.

We are based in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, and are proud to be affiliated with the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP), the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL), the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), the Tata Center for Technology and Design, the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, the Materials Processing Center (MPC), the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL), and the Center for Graphene Devices and Systems.

If you would like to join us, please contact Professor Hart (ajhart@mit.edu) and include your CV, a brief statement of your interests related to our research, and examples of your recent work. Postdoctoral applicants also please attach your three most important publications. Availability changes frequently according to project needs and funding; however, we are always ready to meet the most outstanding candidates from all fields and areas of expertise.

The MIT Mechanosynthesis Group, led by Professor John Hart, aims to advance the science and technology of manufacturing, which is essential to the continued and sustainable growth of our world. Our focus areas include additive manufacturing, carbon nanomaterials, roll-to-roll processing, printed electronics, and resource-efficient sensors and diagnostic devices.

  • July 15, 2021
    Welcome Carl!

    Welcome, Carl Thrasher! Carl will be joining the Mechanosynthesis Group as a PhD student beginning Summer 2021. Carl is working on 3D printing self-assembling nanoparticle composites and responsive liquid metal structures.

  • September 1, 2021
    Welcome Zach!

    Welcome, Zachery Kutschke! Zach will be joining the Mechanosynthesis Group as a MS student beginning Fall 2021. Emre is working on building a hybrid SLM/inkjet printer for making spatially graded parts in refractory metals.

  • September 1, 2021
    Welcome Nick!

    Welcome, Nicholas Diaco! Nick will be joining the Mechanosynthesis Group as a PhD student beginning Fall 2021. Nick is working on developing polymeric 3D printing techniques for spatially graded and multi-material structures.