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 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.”
MIE PhD candidate Adel W. Fadhel and Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s paper titled “Carbon Emissions and Energy Balance in the Design of a Sustainable Food Waste Network Model ” won the best Track Paper Award in Waste Management at the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.
Gupta Gives Plenary Keynote at International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
MIE Professor Surendra M. Gupta gave a plenary keynote speech at the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on “Recent Areas of Academic Research in Environment Conscious Manufacturing and Future Trends”.
MIE/ECE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo awarded a patent for creating an “Ultrasonic-based system for detection of metallic security threats containers on cargo”.