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Innovation in the Discipline

Interdisciplinary at its core, the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern focuses on optimizing and solving real world global challenges such as healthcare systems, energy systems, and resilience systems. Through a holistic thinking approach and partnerships with industry, our faculty and students are creating solutions to an ever changing world.

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Tyler Gogal
BS Mechanical Engineering, 2021

Mechanical engineering student Tyler Gogal, E'21, has received a Fulbright Open Study/Research Award to pursue a master’s degree in...

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Paola Kefallinos
Paola Kefallinos
BS Mechanical Engineering, 2023

Paola Kefallinos, E'23, ME'24, mechanical engineering, was recently awarded the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation...

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New 1-Year Experiential Master's Degrees in Data Analytics Engineering and Engineering Management

These new master's degrees provide an opportunity for students to earn a master's degree in an in-demand field in an accelerated one year time frame through a combination of credit-bearing experiential coursework, independent study, industry projects, and co-op.

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NSF CAREER Award for Causal Inference in Large-Scale Studies

Assistant Professor Md. Noor E Alam, mechanical and industrial engineering, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. This project will utilize the power of Big Data to infer causality in large-scale observational studies and will develop tractable computational approaches to facilitate better policy decision-making.

Aerospace NU Club

As part of the Aerospace NU student club, mechanical engineering student Noah Ossanna, E’22, and electrical engineering student John Buczek, E’22, are working on building a fleet of autonomous drones that could be used in search-and-rescue missions. The MIE department offers a minor in Aerospace.

Aerospace NU Club

Engineering in Action

Out of This World Experiences

Mechanical Engineering student Paige Butler shares how her involvement in the student group Students for the Exploration and Development of Space landed her two co-ops at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and subsequently, a full-time position following graduation. Learn how Northeastern University’s cooperative education program helps undergraduate students explore their passions while providing unparalleled opportunities for career advancement.

PhD Research for Impact

Conor Doyle (PhD in Mechanical Engineering) found a can-do culture and spirit of discovery in his program at Northeastern University. Testing and evaluating materials in Northeastern’s advanced lab facilities, he’s gained a hands-on skillset with applications for both research and industry.

Co-op Leads to Career Position at SpaceX

Ethan Flynn, BS, mechanical engineering, says co-op sets you up for the future. He completed three co-ops in his 4.5 years at Northeastern: Sikorsky working on Black Hawk helicopters, NASA JPL working on the Mars Rover 2020, and at SpaceX, which he converted to a full time position!

From Co-op to Full Time Job Offer—Before Graduation

Sharon Melul Steinfeld, BS, industrial engineering and MS, Engineering Management, completed co-ops at Hasbro as a project engineer on the Transformer toy line, and at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant for company mergers. Sharon got a full time job offer 18 months before graduating and contributes this to her co-op opportunities.

Recent News

Spearheading the Resurgence of Semiconductor Manufacturing Domestically

University Distinguished and William Lincoln Smith Professor Ahmed Busnaina, mechanical and industrial engineering, is part of the Massachusetts Semiconductor Coalition which has been working to grow the semiconductor sector in the state. The members of the Coalition represent the best of Massachusetts, bringing together leaders from the private sector, academic institutions, federal labs, and the […]

Muftu Publishes Textbook on Finite Element Method: Physics and Solution Methods

MIE Professor Sinan Muftu published a new textbook titled “Finite Element Method: Physics and Solution Methods” in July 2022 which focuses on the solution of one- and two-dimensional linear elasticity and heat transfer problems.

Developing High-Performance System to Harvest Solar and Thermal Energy

MIE Associate Professor Yi Zheng, in collaboration with Faraday Technology Inc., received a $150k research grant from the U.S. Air Force to create “Concentric Ultra-Dark Solar-Thermal Absorber and Metasurface Thermal Emitter for Thermophotovoltaic Power Conversion.” 

Revolutionizing the Tissue Repair Process

BioE Professor Jeffrey Ruberti and mechanical engineering alum Jeff Paten, PhD’14, created the spinoff company BrilliantStrings Therapeutics to develop a new process to repair soft tissue.