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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.

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.

Recent News

Sze Zheng Yong

Yong Receives ONR YIP for the Coordination of Autonomous Swarms

MIE Associate Professor Sze Zheng Yong was awarded an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award for “Distributed Coordination of Autonomous Swarms with Limited or Absent Communication and Intermittent Data.”

Northeastern Selects First Cohort of Impact Engines

Northeastern University has selected its first cohort of Impact Engines to ignite measurable change in problem-solving, three of the five of which are led by engineering faculty.

Singh Receives IEEEOES 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society will present ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his lifelong impact in the field of Autonomous Marine Vehicles at their upcoming conference.  

Do Micro-Level Social Interaction Parameters Effect Pandemic Policy Success?

MIE Associate Professor Babak Heydari’s research on “Micro-level social structures and the success of COVID-19 national policies” was published in the Nature Computational Science journal.