We’re always looking for creative, enthusiastic, focused, and hard-working individuals to join us at MIT. If you are interested in working with us, please write to John Hart. Include your CV, a list of three references, and a brief statement of your research interests and goals. Students from any department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology including Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Materials Science, may work in our group. We also frequently work with undergraduates via the UROP program, and via research for credit opportunities.
If you are considering attending MIT for graduate school you must first be accepted to our graduate program; application information for the Mechanical Engineering is here. Please indicate on your application that you are interested in working with Professor Hart.
Prospective graduate students are also encouraged to apply for fellowships, such as those from the National Science Foundation, NDSEG Program, DHS, or Hertz Foundation. The application process alone is an excellent opportunity to express your scientific ideas in writing, and fellowship funding offers much greater freedom in creating a research project based on your personal interests.