The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has a vibrant research environment motivated by our dedicated faculty. Our research programs are funded by many government agencies. In addition to the government, working with academia and industry is part of our focus. We have established large-scale collaborations with major industrial companies including General Electric, Raytheon, and Northrop. The industrial collaborations augment multiple governmental supports secured by our faculty, such as the $20M contract order from the US Army Research Office and $125M contract order from the US Veterans Health Administration.
Research activities at the department can be classified by research areas and by research centers. The department offers eight research areas of focus bringing together a wide range of faculty expertise. The department also leads two research centers, including the Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing and the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute, both federally funded.
Faculty also conduct research in their labs and are part of college-wide Research Initiatives. View faculty profiles to learn about their research, including work being conducted in their laboratories. Also, view our Scholarship Reports.
MIE Professors Sagar Kamarthi, Interim Dean Jacqueline Isaacs, Assistant Professors Xiaoning Jin, Mohsen Moghaddam, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Digital Innovation and Enterprise Learning Kemi Jona were awarded a $2M NSF grant for “Developing Integrative Manufacturing and Production Engineering Curricula That Leverage Data Science”.
MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis has been admitted by the council to The Royal Society of Chemistry as a Fellow for his impact in the field of the chemical sciences.
MIE Professor Vinod Sahney believes that presidential candidates should look at the healthcare model that Massachusetts has developed in order to reshape the system at a national level.
ECE Professor Carey Rappaport & MIE/ECE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo awarded a patent for the “Characterization of dielectric slabs attached to the body using focused millimeter waves.”