Welcome to PERG - Prof. Alexander H. Slocum

MacVicar Faculty Fellow & Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering

"Working for world peace through world knowledge"


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Alex Slocum demonstrates the principle behind anchoring proposed energy-storage tanks to the seafloor, as President Barack Obama and MIT President Susan Hockfield look on.

Photo courtesy of the White House. MIT News Story


Research Interests


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Renewable Energy Systems

Example - Underwater Offshore Renewable Energy Storage (ORES) for wind turbines

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Medical Device Design - Sample Projects from 2.75 Class

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Engineers should never be afraid to look sheepish ...