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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.

Spotlight Stories

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 MS in Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing Degree

The new Master of Science (MS) in Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing (AIM) meets the growing demand for engineers, researchers, and scientists trained in advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies.

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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

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

Drug Supply Shortages Have Existed Long Before the Pandemic

MIE Assistant Professor Jacqueline Griffin and Professor Özlem Ergun say that supply chain shortages are due to the limited number of manufacturers and manufacturing sites; manufacturing quality concerns; and, most importantly, limited information sharing between supply chain stakeholders.

MIE Twins Graduate with 4.0 and Dream Jobs

Recent mechanical engineering graduates and twins Jared and Jake Covell say their healthy competition helped both of them to graduate with a 4.0-grade point average and land jobs at Tesla and SpaceX. Meet Elon Musk’s twin prodigies from Northeastern Main photo: Jared Covell (left) is working with Tesla and his identical twin, Jake, soon will […]

Zheng Receives 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award

MIE Associate Professor Yi Zheng has been selected to receive the prestigious 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award from 3M Corporation. This competitive award recognizes outstanding young faculty who were nominated by 3M researchers and selected based on their research, experience, and academic leadership. Zheng is recognized for his work in advanced energy materials, with a special […]

Yung Joon Jung and Moneesh Upmanyu

Jung and Upmanyu Develop First Silicon Nanowires that Operate as an Ultrawide-bandgap Semiconductor

The research of mechanical and industrial engineering professors Yung Joon Jung and Moneesh Upmanyu on “Catalyst-free synthesis of sub 5nm silicon nanowire arrays with massive lattice contraction and wide-band gap” has been published in Nature Communications. The researchers developed silicon nanowires that operate as an ultrawide-bandgap (UWBG) semiconductor—a first in the world of silicon, potentially revolutionizing the integration of etched silicon nanowires into UWBG device applications.