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.
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.
MIE Assistant Professor Chun-An (Joe) Chou (PI), together with MIE Professor Yingzi Lin (Co-PI) and Bouve PTMRS Associate Clinical Professor Sheng-Che Yen (Co-PI), received the award from the 2020 Tufts CTSI Pilot Studies Program for the research project “Decoding Mutli-Modal Physiological Response Patterns for Assessing Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment in VR-based Driving.”
Rouzbeh Amini joins the Mechanical Engineering department in January 2020 as an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in Bioengineering.
MIE Professor Surendra M. Gupta was awarded the 2019 IEOM Society International Distinguished Professor Award in “Recognition and Appreciation of his Dedication in Teaching, Learning & Mentoring and Achievements in the field of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.”