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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Ahmed Busnaina, mechanical and industrial engineering, has received the 2020 William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
MIE Assistant Professor Carlos Hidrovo was awarded a patent for “Platform for liquid droplet formation and isolation.”
MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung and affiliated Physics Associate Professor Swastik Kar were awarded a patent for “Fabrication of carbon nanoribbons from carbon nanotube arrays.”
MIE/BioE Professor Sandra Shefelbine was awarded a Fulbright Futures Scholarship to the University of Melbourne to work on skeletal mechanobiology, particularly understanding how mechanical forces influence bone development.