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Innovation in the Discipline

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.

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Tyler Gogal
BS Mechanical Engineering, 2021

Mechanical engineering student Tyler Gogal, E'21, has received a Fulbright Open Study/Research Award to pursue a master’s degree in...

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Lianna Schuele
BS Industrial Engineering and MS Engineering Management, 2021

As an undergraduate major in Industrial Engineering and a masters student in Engineering Management, Lianna Schuele is focused on...

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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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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

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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

Robotic arm attached to Peter Whitney's arm.

Advancing Remote Robotic Technology

MIE Assistant Professor Peter Whitney has been working to design lightweight nimble robotic arms that could be capable of remote surgery or other situations where safety might be a factor. Nimble robotic arms that perform delicate surgery may be one step closer to reality Main photo: Robotics researchers at Northeastern are advancing a technology to […]

Advancing How AI Can Augment Designer Performance

MIE Assistant Professor Mohsen Moghaddam is the PI of a $614K NSF grant with co-PIs Tucker Marion (D’Amore-McKim) and Paolo Ciuccarelli (CAMD), in collaboration with Lu Wang from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, for the project “From User Reviews to User-Centered Generative Design: Automated Methods for Augmented Designer Performance.”

Paolo Kefallinos

MIE Student Wins Prestigious SMART Scholarship

Paola Kefallinos, a 3rd-year student studying mechanical engineering was recently awarded the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship.

Anti-nodes of resonant waveform of typical glycerol droplets with arrows indicating the waveform amplitudes. In seesaw mode (m = 1), h = 0.923 mm, dp = 3.71 mm, and f * = 63 Hz. Pictures show t = 0, ¼ and ½ of the oscillating period. In saddleback mode (m = 2), h = 0.91 mm, dp = 3.48 mm, f * = 78 Hz, and D ≈ 1.17 × 10−7 N·m. Views from the side and an oblique meridional angle are shown. The dashed lines show the two orthogonal axes of C4 symmetry. In monkey saddle mode (m = 3), h = 0.63 mm, dp = 4.36 mm, f * = 105 Hz, and D ≈ 6.46 × 10−8 N·m with a C6 symmetry. Arrows show the alternating crests and valleys. The finite element simulation using ABAQUS is shown on the right, by which flexural rigidity is deduced. The color code shows out-of-plane displacement from the equatorial neutral plane.

MIE Research Selected as Editor’s Choice of Physics of Fluids

A research paper, titled, “Flexural bending resonance of acoustically levitated glycerol droplet” by PhD student Zilong Fang, Profs. Wan and Taslim was selected as the Editor’s choice and published in the journals of Physics of Fluids.