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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

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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Paola Kefallinos
Paola Kefallinos
BS Mechanical Engineering, 2023

Paola Kefallinos, E'23, ME'24, mechanical engineering, was recently awarded the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation...

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New MS in Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing Degree

The new Master of Science (MS) in Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing (AIM) meets the growing demand for engineers, researchers, and scientists trained in advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies.

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NSF CAREER Award for Causal Inference in Large-Scale Studies

Assistant Professor Md. Noor E Alam, mechanical and industrial engineering, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. This project will utilize the power of Big Data to infer causality in large-scale observational studies and will develop tractable computational approaches to facilitate better policy decision-making.

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. The MIE department offers a minor in Aerospace.

Aerospace NU Club

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

Understanding the Mechanics of Mesoscale Photomechanical Coupling

MIE Assistant Professor Ruobing Bai was awarded a $340K NSF grant for “Mesoscale Photomechanical Coupling in Photoactive Liquid Crystal Elastomers.”

Creating 3D Crystalline Nanostructures Using an Electric Field

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina & Director of the Kostas Nanoscale Research Center Siva Somu were awarded a patent for “Three-dimensional crystalline, homogeneous, and hybrid nanostructures fabricated by electric field directed assembly of nanoelements.” Abstract Source: USPTO A variety of homogeneous or layered hybrid nanostructures are fabricated by electric field-directed assembly of nanoelements. The nanoelements and […]

Francisco Loth

New Faculty Spotlight: Francisco Loth

Francisco Loth joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in January 2022 as a Professor with a joint appointment in Bioengineering.

Max Shepherd

New Faculty Spotlight: Max Shepherd

Max Shepherd joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in January 2022 as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences.