My name is Adam Libert and I’ve been an engineer from the day I was born. Engineering is not just six years of University-acquired knowledge in my head; it’s also in my blood. My grandfather and his two brothers went to MIT, and I’m there now finishing my Master’s. I don’t have data to prove that there’s an engineering phenotype genetically coded into my DNA, but it sure feels like it.
Since early childhood, I have always loved taking things apart to see how they work. Unfortunately, to my parent’s dismay, it took me a few years to realize that the trick was putting those things back together. It wasn’t long before I understood that the real magic of the things around us is in their design and fabrication. Ever since then, I’ve had a persistent desire no longer to dissect, but rather to create.
I’m excited by all things engineering, but I’m specifically interested in mechanical design, robotics, transportation, space, energy, education, and entrepreneurship. Outside of engineering, I love photography, and am an avid rock climber, skier, and scuba diver. Not only are these sports immensely fun, but they’re also incredibly interesting from an engineering and physics perspective. My engineering background helps me to be better at these sports and to appreciate both their natural beauty.
In addition, I try to be as engaged and involved in my community as possible, so I’m the co-chair of both the Social and Orientation Committees of the Graduate Association of Mechanical Engineers, and am responsible for planning the orientation and social events for the department’s prospective, new, and current graduate students.
This portfolio contains a small selection of the many awesome projects I’ve worked on. These photos and descriptions are meant to serve as a window into my world and to share with you my passion for engineering.