John Hart

A. John Hart
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP)
MechE Maker Czar
Mechanical Engineering

John Hart is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mitsui Career Development Chair at MIT. Prior to joining the MIT faculty in 2013 he was Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Art/Design, at the University of Michigan. He has Ph.D. and S.M. degrees from MIT, and a B.S.E. degree from Michigan, all in Mechanical Engineering. At MIT, John leads the Mechanosynthesis Group (, which aims to create new principles, machines, and processes for manufacturing of advanced materials. His work has been recognized by young investigator awards from NSF, ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, ASME, and SME; and he is the recipient of two R&D 100 awards.