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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.

Recent News

Using Augmented Reality to Train Workforce With New Methods

MIE Assistant Professor Mohsen Moghaddam (PI), Digital Learning Assistant Vice Chancellor Kemi Jona, Khoury Professor Stacy C. Marsella, Public Policy Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino, and CATLTR Associate Director Nicholas C. Wilson, in collaboration with consultant Robert Roy, Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and Microsoft HoloLens Group, were awarded a $150K NSF grant for “Training an Agile, Adaptive Workforce for the Future of Manufacturing with Intelligent Augmented Reality”.

Hackathon Winners Build App for Students with Limited Internet Access

College of Engineering Information Systems and Engineering Management students win COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon, in which they developed a mobile application to allow students in India to still learn skills even with limited access to the internet.

Improving Medical Staffing in Long Term Care During Pandemic

MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun was awarded a $101K NSF RAPID grant for “Collecting Supply, Demand, and Matching Data for Assigning Medical Staff to Long Term Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Researching How Gravity Impacts Gel Materials Including Tests in Space

MIE Assistant Professor Safa Jamali is leading a $500K NSF grant, in collaboration with Ali Mohraz from University of California, Irvine, for studying “Bimodal Colloidal Assembly, Coarsening and Failure: Decoupling Sedimentation and Particle Size Effects”.