Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Launched in 2012, the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) aims to create a focused and effective platform for research and education in medical engineering and science at MIT. IMES is dedicated to addressing major health challenges using novel technologies and approaches. A community of scholars from across MIT and collaborating local-area hospitals—with work focused at the intersections of engineering, basic sciences, clinical research, and clinical practice—contribute expertise to IMES.
Through its research and educational programs, and as a home to the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, IMES pioneers new research paradigms and novel curricula to advance human health and to educate a generation of leaders who will work at the convergence of engineering, science, and clinical medicine. In partnership with Harvard Medical School, IMES plays a significant role in educating physician-scientists and physician-engineers who integrate approaches from the physical sciences and engineering into the practice of medicine. IMES is also home to the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC), Clinical Research Center, and the MIT-MGH Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics.
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 (UROP). For further information, contact the director, Professor Arup K. Chakraborty, Room E25-338, 617-253-3890.