Department of Mechanical Engineering

PRG Laboratory




Ph.D. Students: Our group is looking for talented graduate students from MechE, AeroAstro, DMSE, and ChemE (or related departments). Particularly, we’re looking for candidates interested in Mechanics of Materials, Nanomechanics, Advanced Material Synthesis, and Computational Mechanics. If you are interested, please send an email with your CV to

Postdoctoral Positions: We currently do not have immediate postdoctoral positions available. 


Prof. Carlos Portela


Office – 1-304


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Ave, Rm. 1-304

Cambridge, MA 02139


Portela Research Group Laboratory – 31-383


Administrative Assistant

Janet Sabio Maslow