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The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) 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 government agencies and industry including Rogers Corporation and Dow Chemical, Army Research Laboratory, and Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

Research activities at the department can be classified by research areas and by research centers. The department is focused within twelve disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary research themes strengthened by the wide range of MIE faculty expertise. Department faculty are leveraging Northeastern’s global network and Institutes to build strong research partnerships, these include the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security – Burlington, MA, Roux Institute – Portland, MA, Institute for Experiential Robotics, Network Science Institute, Institute for Experiential AI, and Global Resilience Institute.  The department also leads two research centers, including the Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing and the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute, both federally funded.

Faculty are also part of college-wide Research Initiatives. View faculty profiles to learn about their research, including work being conducted in their laboratories. Also, view our Annual Reports.

Recent News

Melachrinoudis Receives IISE Fellow Award

MIE Professor Emanuel Melachrinoudis was selected to receive the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Fellow Award.

Improving Inkjet Printing by Encapsulating Ink in Liquid Crystal for Advanced Materials

MIE Assistant Professor Xiaoyu Tang, in collaboration with Xiaoguang Wang from Ohio State University, was awarded a $625K NSF award for “Inkjet Printing Framework by Droplet Impact-induced Ink Release from Liquid Crystal Receiving Substrate.”

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Determining the Feasibility of Rooftop Solar PV for Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

CEE Associate Professor Matthew Eckelman and MIE Professor and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Jacqueline Isaacs published their research on the “Technical feasibility of powering U.S. manufacturing with rooftop solar PV” in the Environmental Research: Sustainability and Infrastructure journal.

FY24 TIER 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 12 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY24 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects. Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Equitable Congestion Mitigation in Urban Transportation Systems Seyede Fatemeh Ghoreishi (Civil & Environmental Engineering/Computer Science), Daniel Aldrich (Political Science/SPPUA) Wind View AI Nathan Post (Roux), Enrico Bertini (Computer […]