Ryan C. C. Chin
Changing Places
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"MIT is a great place to interact and collaborate with others. The innumerable perspectives and expertise at the Institute allows ideas to grow by a multifaceted critique and constant re-invention. The positive and entrepreneurial environment allows students with initiative to be daring and adventurous. "

Ryan earned bachelor’s degrees in architecture and civil engineering from the Catholic University of America, and a master’s in architecture from MIT.

Ryan Chin and his colleagues are (among other things) building the car of the future—a stackable, electric, shared two-passenger city vehicle that rethinks urban mobility. This work, in collaboration with General Motors, takes into account problems of parking, congestion, communication, and energy distribution, and considers the best and most efficient uses of available resources in an urban environment. The project also serves as a platform for investigating Ryan's interests in mass-customization and personalization in product-development processes.