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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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Botakoz Koshkarova
BS Mechanical Engineering, 2020

With co-ops at Daimler AG and Amazon Robotics, Botakoz Koshkarova, E’20, mechanical engineering, is now an engineer at Apple...

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Varun Senthil
MS Industrial Engineering, 2020

Varun Senthil, MS ’20, industrial engineering, completed a co-op at Oak Ridge National Labs and co-wrote a soon-to-be-published paper.

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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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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

Engineering Students published and presented at the 2020 ASEE-NE Virtual Conference

Engineering students, under the supervision of Teaching Professor Bala Maheswaran, published and presented five papers at the American Society of Engineering Education–Northeast Section Virtual Conference

Interfacing Photonics with Artificial Intelligence

MIE & ECE Associate Professor Yongmin Liu published an invited review article in Nature Photonics about deep learning for the design of photonic structures.

Evaluating the Security of the Medical Product Supply Chain

MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun will serve on a committee for the “Security of America’s Medical Product Supply Chain” established by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

MIE PhD Candidate Criss Zhang co-hosted the 2020 AtC-AtG International Magnetics Conference

MIE PhD Candidate Criss (Xiaoyu) Zhang served on the Program Committee and helped run the 2020 Around-the-Clock Around-the-Globe (AtC-AtG) Magnetics Conference, a brand-new virtual international conference powered by the IEEE Magnetics Society.