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.
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.
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.
A group of Northeastern University students led by MIE Assistant Professor Peter Whitney, has made it to the semifinals of the global Avatar XPrize competition which aims to create an avatar system that can transport human presence to a remote location in real-time.
Distinguished University and Cabot Professor Laura Lewis, ChE/MIE, is leading a $2.1M Department of Energy grant, in collaboration with the University of Delaware, the Northeastern University Physics department, and the University of Warwick, UK, for “Designing Strong Stability in Non-Critical and Rare-Earth-Lean Magnetic Materials.”
MIE Professor Hameed Metghalchi and Assistant Dean Richard Harris were awarded a $250K NSF sub-award for the “Louis Stokes Renewal STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: Northeast LSAMP 2021-2026.”
Recently hired MIE Assistant Teaching Professor Marguerite Matherne is studying how honey bees remove pollen pellets from their bodies to better manufacture and manipulate soft materials.