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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.

Spotlight Stories

Carey Tassel
BS Mechanical Engineering 2022, MS Engineering Management 2023

Before starting college, Carey Tassel, who is pursuing a BS in mechanical engineering, and an MS in engineering management...

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Jared and Jake Covell
BS and MS, Mechanical Engineering 2022

Recent mechanical engineering graduates and twins Jared and Jake Covell say their healthy competition helped both of them to...

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Sze Zheng Yong

ONR YIP Award to Help Create Autonomous Navy Ships

MIE Associate Professor Sze Zheng Yong was awarded a $750K Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award for “Distributed Coordination of Autonomous Swarms with Limited or Absent Communication and Intermittent Data.” Yong is one of only twenty-five to share nearly $17.5 million in funding to conduct innovative scientific research that will benefit science and technology for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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Robotics Team Wins $1M for Third-place Finish in Global Competition

Team Northeastern won $1 million in third place among 17 finalists from around the globe in the ANA Avatar XPrize robotics competition.

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Engineering in Action

Out of This World Experiences

Mechanical Engineering student Paige Butler shares how her involvement in the student group Students for the Exploration and Development of Space landed her two co-ops at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and subsequently, a full-time position following graduation. Learn how Northeastern University’s cooperative education program helps undergraduate students explore their passions while providing unparalleled opportunities for career advancement.

PhD Research for Impact

Conor Doyle (PhD in Mechanical Engineering) found a can-do culture and spirit of discovery in his program at Northeastern University. Testing and evaluating materials in Northeastern’s advanced lab facilities, he’s gained a hands-on skillset with applications for both research and industry.

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

Advancing Concentrated Solar Power Education

MIE Professors Hameed Metghalchi (PI), Yiannis Levendis, and Emeritus Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski were awarded a $265K grant to create “An Educational Program on Concentrated Solar Power and Heliostats for Power Generation and Industrial Processes” from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)’s Heliostat Consortium. The educational program will be focused […]

Levendis Receives AIAA STEM Educator Award

MIE Professor Yiannis A. Levendis received the 2023 STEM Educator Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – New England “for tireless dedication and exceptional contributions to STEM education and training”. Levendis was nominated by FYE Teaching Professor and ASEE-Zone 1 Chair Bala Maheswaran.    

Melachrinoudis Receives IISE Fellow Award

MIE Professor Emanuel Melachrinoudis was selected to receive the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Fellow Award.

Improving Inkjet Printing by Encapsulating Ink in Liquid Crystal for Advanced Materials

MIE Assistant Professor Xiaoyu Tang, in collaboration with Xiaoguang Wang from Ohio State University, was awarded a $625K NSF award for “Inkjet Printing Framework by Droplet Impact-induced Ink Release from Liquid Crystal Receiving Substrate.”