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Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University
Innovation in the Discipline

Interdisciplinary at its core, the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 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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Carly Parlato
BS Mechanical Engineering, 2018

Carly Parlato’s, BS Mechanical Engineering 2018, time at Northeastern has taken her to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in...

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Tavish Fenbert
BS Mechanical Engineering 2018

On his co-op, Fenbert worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas in...

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New MS in Robotics Degree

A new Master of Science in Robotics degree program offers an interdisciplinary, technically challenging, and hands-on learning experience, providing students a comprehensive understanding of the algorithms, sensors, control systems, and mechanisms used in robotics to help you stand out in the field and make transformative impact on society.

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Inviting Applications, Nominations for the Position of Chair

The Chair will develop new initiatives in both research and education, further strengthen relationships with industry and alumni, and will help propel the department to its new level of excellence, both nationally and internationally. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to Northeastern University education.

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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.

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Showcase of Mechanical Engineering Capstone Projects

MIE capstone students displayed their inventions that tackle problems such as remote robotic operations, improving processing efficiency, and disinfecting equipment.

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Gupta Receives Distinguished Professor Award from IEOM Society International

MIE Professor Surendra M. Gupta was awarded the 2019 IEOM Society International Distinguished Professor Award in “Recognition and Appreciation of his Dedication in Teaching, Learning & Mentoring and Achievements in the field of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.”

MIE PhD candidate Adel W. Fadhel and Dr. Gupta won the Best Track Paper Award in Waste Management

MIE PhD candidate Adel W. Fadhel and Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s paper titled “Carbon Emissions and Energy Balance in the Design of a Sustainable Food Waste Network Model ” won the best Track Paper Award in Waste Management at the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.

Gupta Gives Plenary Keynote at International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

MIE Professor Surendra M. Gupta gave a plenary keynote speech at the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on “Recent Areas of Academic Research in Environment Conscious Manufacturing and Future Trends”.