About the Nanomechanics Lab

Our Location

The main laboratory (4-047) and the office of Dr. Ming Dao (4-045) are located in Building 4 on the main MIT campus. Some experimental labs are located in Building 6 on the main MIT campus and 500 Technology Square (NE47) in the Biological Engineering Department.


Contact Us

Nanomechanics Lab
77 Massachusetts Avenue
MIT, Room 4-047
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-9825 (lab)
(617) 258-0390 (fax)

Ming Dao
Principal Investigator

George Labonte
Lab Manager

The Nanomechanics Lab investigates mechanical properties of engineered and biological materials at the nano to macro-scale using experimental, analytical, and computational techniques.

Current research projects include studies of nanostructured materials as well as exploring connections between biological cell mechanics and human disease states.


Affiliations / Collaborations

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART)

Global Enterprise for Micro-Mechanics and Molecular Medicine (gem4.org)
GEM4 Summer school information is provided at the GEM4 web site.
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Division of Biological Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

Defense University Research Initiative on NanoTechnology (DURINT)

NanoMechanical Testing Laboratory at MIT (web.mit.edu/nanolab)