The Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) is a new initiative launched in 2012 to create a focal point and effective platform for research and education in medical engineering and science at MIT. IMES is comprised of a community of scholars from across MIT and collaborating local-area hospitals who are focused on the intersections of engineering, basic sciences, and clinical research and practice. IMES is dedicated to addressing major health challenges using novel technologies and approaches.
Through its research and as a home to the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology graduate programs, as well as new educational programs, IMES aims to pioneer new research paradigms and graduate curricula to advance health and educate a generation of leaders working at the convergence of engineering, science, and clinical medicine. In partnership with Harvard Medical School, IMES also plays a significant role in educating physician-scientists and physician-engineers who can integrate approaches from the physical sciences and engineering with the practice and science of medicine.
Opportunities for undergraduate research are available through the home department of faculty who are participating in IMES research, and through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. For further information, contact the director, Professor Arup K. Chakraborty, Room E19-502C, 617-253-3890.