Prof. Alexander H Slocum

Walter M May and A Hazel May Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Precision Engineering Research Group (PERG)

Primary DLC

Department of Mechanical Engineering

MIT Room: 3-445

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Precision Engineering
Machine Design
Solar Energy

Research Summary

From consumer products (e.g. cameras and printers) to the machines that make them (e.g., diamond turning machines and wafer steppers), the ability to precisely control motion is critical to the success of any manufacturing based economy. Professor Slocum's research focuses on developing fundamental precision machine design principles and then proving them via experiments which serve as prototypes for consumer and industrial products.

Current thesis topics are primarily driven by industry and range from new products to new machines to make products.

Recent Work