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.
MIE Assistant Professor Hongli (Julie) Zhu was awarded a $1M grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office to work on Enabling Advanced Electrode Architecture through Printing Technique.
Environmental engineering student Emily Eastman (E’21) and BS/MS industrial engineering student Nwaobiala Ajegwu (E’21) were two out of five selected to be inaugural recipients of the Joseph E. and Zeina Aoun Global Experience Scholarship, which supports campus community leaders participating in global experiences.
Northeastern University COE students James Sinoimeri (BS/MS ChemE, ’21) and Marisa Sposato (MS, IE ’23) were selected as recipients of the prestigious Joel Goldenberg Memorial Scholarship for the 2020 academic year.
Yiannis Levendis, Distinguished Professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern, focuses on creating reusable products, cleverly repurposing our waste, and lighting a remarkable number of things on fire.