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.
Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2019-2020 academic school year.
MIE PhD candidate Murtadha Aldoukhi and Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s paper titled “Flexible Model to Design Closed Loop Supply Chain Network Under Uncertainties” won the First Place Paper Award at the 5th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.
MIE Assistant Professor Mohsen Moghaddam (PI), Digital Learning Assistant Vice Chancellor Kemi Jona, Khoury Professor Stacy C. Marsella, Public Policy Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino, and CATLTR Associate Director Nicholas C. Wilson, in collaboration with consultant Robert Roy, Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and Microsoft HoloLens Group, were awarded a $150K NSF grant for “Training an Agile, Adaptive Workforce for the Future of Manufacturing with Intelligent Augmented Reality”.
MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun was awarded a $101K NSF RAPID grant for “Collecting Supply, Demand, and Matching Data for Assigning Medical Staff to Long Term Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic”.