Designing cleaner vehicles
Adi Mehrotra, a second-year master's student in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and former MIT D-Lab student, leads the MIT Electric Vehicle Team and is working to enhance the university's mechanical engineering curriculum.
Adi reflects on his formative time at MIT D-Lab, through which he attended a summer internship in Ghana with the lab's spinout Moving Health, saying: “There are a lot of classes at MIT that have taught me a lot of things, of course. However, in D-Lab, I walked in with one assumption about good ways to make the world a better place and they kind of flipped that on its head. [D-Lab] approaches problem-solving from this local perspective that if you can help one person very well, that is a bigger success than helping 100 people poorly.”