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.
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.
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.
ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh has been elevated to an IEEE Fellow for his development of localization and mapping techniques and autonomous systems for marine and polar applications. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
MIE Associate Professor Yi Zheng’s research has been featured on covers of two Royal Society of Chemistry journals – Nanoscale and Journal of Chemistry Materials A.
Spending his childhood summers on the idyllic island of Hydra, off the coast of Greece, Professor Yiannis Levendis enjoyed daily views of the blue, unspoiled waters of the Aegean Sea. “I was raised with a natural appreciation for nature and, because of that, I have always been passionate about environmental protection,” says Levendis, a distinguished […]
Yiannis Levendis, Distinguished Professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern, received the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2021 Ralph Coats Roe Award, which “recognizes an engineering educator who is an outstanding teacher and has made a notable contribution to the profession.”