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George Adams

George G. Adams


Professor Emeritus, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Contact mechanics including adhesion, friction, and plasticity; modeling and analysis of MEMS; modeling and analysis in nanomechanics

Michael Ahern


Assistant Co-op Coordinator, 
Cooperative Education

Muhammad Noor E Alam

Muhammad Noor E Alam


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Applied operations research, healthcare, supply chain, large scale optimization, and big data analytics

Michael Allshouse


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Nonlinear dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, computational fluid mechanics, disaster response, experimental fluids

Rouzbeh Amini


Associate Professor, 
jointly appointed in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering & Bioengineering

Biomechanics, mechanobiology, biotransport

Teiichi Ando


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Densification and metallurgical bonding in high strain-rate deformation powder processing, modeling of rapid solidification

Ruobing Bai


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Solid mechanics and large deformation; Soft active materials: hydrogels, liquid crystal elastomers, and biomaterials; Fracture and adhesion of materials; Multi-physics of materials: mechanics, thermodynamics, chemistry, optics, and electromagnetism; Instability of materials

James Bean


Senior Advisor to the President, 
Office of the President

Mehdi Behroozi


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Geographic resource allocation, logistics, scheduling, multimodal transport systems, shared mobility, decentralized systems and resilient networks, data visualization, computational social science; Data-driven robust optimization, computational geometry, geometric probability theory, and geospatial analysis.

James Benneyan


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Healthcare systems engineering, operations research, quality and reliability engineering, statistical quality control, high reliability design, patient safety

John Bleakney


Associate Co-op Coordinator, 
Cooperative Education

Ahmed Busnaina


WL Smith Chair and University Distinguished Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Nanomanufacturing; nano and microscale printing of sensors and electronics; nano and micro-scale defects in semiconductor manufacturing; high rate nanomanufacturing; power electronics, RF, NEMS devices and nanomaterials based nanoelectronics, flexible and hybrid electronics

Peter Cardillo


Assistant Co-op Coordinator, 
Cooperative Education

Heather Carpenter-Oliveira


Associate Co-op Coordinator & Assistant Director, 
Cooperative Education

Chun-An Chou


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Mathematical Optimization, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Healthcare Analytics, Computational Neuroscience, Decision Support Systems

John W. Cipolla


Professor Emeritus, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Mathematical methods and modeling; thermodynamics; fluid dynamics; kinetic theory of gases; thermophoresis of aerosols

Sally Conant


Associate Co-op Coordinator & Assistant Director, 
Global Engineering Co-op

Thomas Cullinane

Thomas Cullinane


Professor Emeritus, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

analysis and design of efficient facilities focusing on inventory space control, materials handling and staffing levels
Mohammad Dehghani

Mohammad Dehghani


Associate Teaching Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Reinforcement Learning, Simulation Optimization; Healthcare Operations

Charles DiMarzio


Associate Professor, 
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Optics, microscopy, coherent detection, interaction of light and sound waves, hyperspectral imaging, diffusive optical tomography multi-model imaging and remote sensing. Activities include computer modeling, designing, building, and testing of hardware, and processing the resulting data

Randall Erb


Associate Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Structure/property relationships in composites and ceramics, magnetic manipulation, colloidal physics

Ozlem Ergun


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Design and management of large-scale networks, supply chain design and resilience, collaboration and crowdsourcing in logistics, humanitarian logistics

Nasser Fard


Associate Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Systems reliability, accelerated life testing in reliability prediction; big data-data driven decision making in spatiotemporal streaming environment; life data (survival data) analysis; robust design of experiments

Andrew Gouldstone


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Biomechanics, material science, engineering mechanics

Jack Greenfield


Lab Technician and Department Safety Officer, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Jacqueline Griffin


Associate Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

health care resource allocation with multi-objective resource allocation models; modeling resiliency in complex systems; design and management of outpatient health care clinics; simulation: discrete event simulation and systems dynamics; deterministic and stochastic optimization

Surendra M. Gupta


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Green manufacturing; green supply chains; disassembly modeling; remanufacturing; reverse logistics; managing end of life products; environmentally conscious manufacturing; manufacturing sustainability; reverse and closed-loop supply chains; just-in-time (jit) manufacturing and materials management; operations research: stochastic and simulation modeling

Kristina Hals


Assistant Co-op Coordinator, 
Cooperative Education

Sara M. Hashmi


Assistant Professor, 
Chemical Engineering

Complex fluids, biomaterials & soft materials: manipulation of nanoscale and single-particle properties to control macroscale transport & assembly; microfluidics for biomedical, pharmaceutical & energy applications

Babak Heydari


Associate Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

socio-technical systems, systems engineering and design, social and economic networks, resilience of networked systems, computational social sciences, platform-based systems, sharing economy systems, computational social sciences, game theory, artificial intelligence

Carlos Hidrovo


Associate Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Multiscale and multiphase flow and transport phenomena, surface tension interactions in micro/nanoengineered structures, and electrokinetic ion transport in porous media for applications in energy storage, portable biochemical diagnostics, thermal management, and water treatment systems
Cydney Hodder

Cydney Hodder


Assistant Co-op Coordinator, 
Cooperative Education

Jacqueline Isaacs


Professor and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, 
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Economic-environmental assessment of alternative manu/nanomanufacturing routes towards sustainable design and manufacturing, societal implications of nanomanufacturing, with interdisciplinary collaborations in political science, philosophy, industrial hygiene and industrial engineering, development and assessment of educational games for engineering students and for K-12 outreach activities.

Beverly Kris Jaeger-Helton


Teaching Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, Motor Control, Healthcare Systems, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Logistics and Operations Research, Business, Data Management and Statistics, Engineering Training and Education, Safety Management, Information Processing, Cognition/Cognitive Psychology, Human Performance Engineering, Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, Process Control

Safa Jamali


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

microstructure-macroscopic properties relationship in complex fluids; rheology and physics of complex and structured fluids; colloidal suspensions; mesoscale computational science; computational fluid dynamics; physics of living systems; hemorheology and hemodynamics

Xiaoning “Sarah” Jin


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Developing advanced models for prognostics and health management using physics-based models and data analytics; designing preventive strategies for manufacturing operations

Xuemin Jin


Associate Teaching Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

data mining, data management, mathematical methods, machine learning, data analytics, emotion detection, remote sensing, atmospheric compensation, data analytics engineering student organization (DAESO)

Yung Joon Jung


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Synthesis of low dimensional nanomaterials and engineering their molecular structures; assembly, transfer and integration of nanomaterials and nanostructured architectures and study properties and underlying fundamental science; nanoelectronics, flexible devices, chemical sensors and energy application

Sagar Kamarthi


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

• Sensing, diagnostics and prognostics for manufacturing machines and equipment • AI for smart and sustainable manufacturing and manufacturing systems integration • Machine learning models for personalized medicine and healthcare • Computational methods for pain assessment physiological sensing systems • Engineering education, personalized learning, and mass-customized instruction model

Haris Koutsopoulos


Professor & Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, 
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Urban transportation networks and informatics, public transportation operations, mobility on demand

Gregory Kowalski


Associate Professor Emeritus, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Energy related and calorimeter studies related to pharmaceutical developments; simulation of thermal effects on laser beam propagation through heated materials; simulating microscale heat transfer phenomena and its effects on laser beam propagation; Simulation of laser welding processes

Kristina Kutsukos


Assistant Co-op Coordinator, 
Global Engineering Co-op

Tyler Lehren


Student Services and Data Manager, 
Cooperative Education

Jack Lesko

Jack Lesko


Professor, 
jointly appointed in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering & Civil and Environmental Engineering

emerging interdisciplinary design involving lightweight polymeric multifunctional materials, structural design and reliability, packaging, and energy systems
Laurent Lessard

Laurent Lessard


Associate Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

control theory, linear systems, optimization algorithms, machine learning
Yiannis Levendis

Yiannis Levendis


COE Distinguished Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Gasification and combustion of solid fuels, generation and containment of combustion-generated pollution, synthesis and characterization of combustion-generated materials, fire suppression – fire extinction, engine design and operation

Laura H. Lewis


Distinguished University and Cabot Professor, 
jointly appointed in Chemical Engineering & Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Structure-property relationships in magnetofunctional materials for energy transformations including advanced permanent magnet materials and magnetocaloric materials; strategic materials and supply chains for technological application

Yaning Li


Associate Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Mechanics of materials, bio-inspired engineering, and additive manufacturing; mechanics of innovative architectured materials; mechanical metamaterials; biological materials

Yingzi Lin


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Human-machine systems, human factors, biosensing and smart systems, human state and behavior modeling, transportation safety, healthcare and patient safety, human-friendly mechatronics, and human-robot interaction

Yang 'Emily' Liu


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

multiscale/multiphysics computational modeling of complex materials and structures; computational mechanics; large scale impact and blast simulation; high performance computing; mechanics-encoded deep learning for material modeling.

Yongmin Liu


Associate Professor, 
jointly appointed in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering & Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nano optics, nanoscale materials and engineering, nano devices, plasmonics, metamaterials, and applied physics

Carol Livermore


Associate Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

MEMS-enabled actuator systems (assistive technologies, energy harvesting, and flow control); origami-enabled microfluidics and tissue engineering; carbon nanomaterials

Georgia Looney


Assistant Co-op Coordinator, 
Cooperative Education

Lucy Lu


Assistant Co-op Coordinator, 
Cooperative Education

David Luzzi


Senior Vice Provost for Research and Vice President, 
Innovation Campus at Burlington

Growth, reputation, and impact of the University's research portfolio including its strategic emphasis on Health, Security and Sustainability. Facilitating the success of Northeastern's faculty, staff and student researchers and scholars across ideation, articulation, execution and translation. Security, intelligence and resilience; corporate partnerships; intellectual property policy; technology readiness and transition.

Kayse Lee Maass


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Stochastic optimization, network theory, facility location modeling, and supply chain design for applications regarding equity, access, human trafficking, mental health, and humanitarian logistics

Robin MacIlroy


Assistant Co-op Coordinator, 
Cooperative Education

Craig Maloney


Associate Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Modeling, simulation, and theory of nanoscale mechanics, soft matter, and glasses and amorphous materials.

Jose Martinez Lorenzo


Associate Professor, 
jointly appointed in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering & Electrical and Computer Engineering

Devices, circuits and sensing; antenna analysis, modeling, design, and optimization; subsurface scattering analysis; computational methods of electromagnetics; novel radar system specification and design; explosives detection.

Nicol McGruer


Professor, 
Electrical and Computer Engineering

MEMS, NEMS, RF MEMS; nanotechnology; micro/nanofabrication; microsystems; microrelay; nanoswitch; microspectrometer; microfluidics; organic FETs, organic solar cells

Sophia McMonagle


Student Services and Data Manager, 
Cooperative Education

Emanuel Melachrinoudis


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Deterministic operations research and multi-criteria optimization; facility location; supply chain, transportation and logistics; wireless sensor networks wildfire prediction and mitigation

Hameed Metghalchi


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Thermodynamics, combustion, chemical kinetics, renewable energy, energy analysis
Marilyn Minus

Marilyn L. Minus


Professor and Chair, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Process-structure-properties relationships in polymer-based nano-composites fibers; polymer/nano-carbon interfacial interactions and interphase formations; lightweight composite materials; carbon-carbon composites

Sarah Mockler


Associate Co-op Coordinator, 
Cooperative Education

Mohsen Moghaddam

Mohsen Moghaddam


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Human-Machine Teaming, Extended Reality, User-Centered Design, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Lorraine Mountain


Assistant Dean & Senior Co-op Coordinator, 
Cooperative Education

Departmental Programs: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Data Analytics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Energy Systems, Engineering Management, Engineering Public Policy, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Robotics, and Sustainable Building Systems.

Ronald Mourant


Professor Emeritus, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Virtual Environments; 3D Simulation and Open Source Game Engines

Sinan Müftü


Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, 
Office of the Dean

Cold-spray additive manufacturing; high-velocity impact of micron-scale particles; mechanics and tribology of axially moving materials; numerical simulation of tissue healing and bone remodeling

Uichiro Narusawa


Associate Professor Emeritus, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Biomechanics on respiratory systems, Turbine blade cooling

Alison Nogueira


Senior Co-op Coordinator & Director of Co-op, 
Cooperative Education

Beth Simone Noveck

Beth Simone Noveck


Professor, 
jointly appointed in School of Law & Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Industrial and software engineering; solving public problems

Ozan Ozdemir


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Advanced metal additive manufacturing, compressible flows, multiphase flows, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, and failure analysis

Jeffrey W. Ruberti


Professor, 
Bioengineering

tissue engineering of load-bearing matrix (bone, cornea); bioreactor design; multi-scale mechanobiochemistry; statistical mechanics; energetics microscopy; high-resolution imaging; biopolymer self-assembly

Vinod Sahney


Professor Emeritus, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Health care initiatives; industrial engineering; operations research
Shahin Shahrampour

Shahin Shahrampour


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

machine learning, optimization and control, distributed and sequential learning, with a focus on developing computationally efficient methods for data analytics.
Sandra Shefelbine

Sandra Shefelbine


Associate Dean for Space and Special Initiatives, 
Office of the Dean

Multi-scale bone biomechanics–how the structure and composition of bone influences its mechanical properties; mechano-adaptation of bone and joint– how tissue responds to mechanical signals
Max Shepherd

Max Shepherd


Assistant Professor, 
jointly appointed in Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences & Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Prosthetics and wearable robotics design and control, gait rehabilitation, preference optimization, and machine learning

Hanumant Singh


Professor, 
jointly appointed in Electrical and Computer Engineering & Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Machine Learning for Fisheries, SLAM in the presence of Dynamic Moving Objects, Counter UAS methodologies , Manipulation Underwater, and Imaging in Visually Degraded Environments including underwater and in polar regions

Rifat Sipahi


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Control systems and mechatronics; stability analysis and control synthesis of dynamical systems with delays; interplay between stability, delays, and graphs; control-systems-aided human-machine systems; engineering education research; disability research; systems biology

Kyle Skene


Senior Student Services and Data Manager, 
Cooperative Education

Seungmoon Song

Seungmoon Song


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Modeling the neuromechanics of human movement and applying it to assistive devices and rehabilitation treatment.

Allen Soyster


Professor Emeritus, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering/operations research

Hongwei Sun


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

multiphase thermal transport phenomena, acoustic wave bio and chemical sensors and actuators, thermal management of fibers and films, thermal energy storage materials and processing, microchannel cooling systems, nanoimprinting process and applications, MEMS/NEMS fabrication, microfluidics and bioMEMS; nanoscale magnetic assembly and applications
Nian Sun

Nian X. Sun


Professor, 
Electrical and Computer Engineering

New magnetic and magnetoelectric materials and device physics; integrated magnetic, ferroelectric and multiferroic materials and microsystems for sensing, memory, power, RF and microwave electronics; novel electrochemical sensors for sensing different pathogens and biomarkers for the diagnosis of various diseases, including COVID-19, Alzheimer’s disease, lung cancer, drug abuse, diabetes, etc.
Xiaoyu Tang

Xiaoyu Tang


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Fluid mechanics, soft matter, microfluidics, active colloidal systems, electrokinetic flow, interfacial phenomena, complex fluids, reactive flow, biological flow; additive manufacturing, material synthesis and processing in flow, oil/gas recovery and remediation

Mohammad E. Taslim


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Experimental and numerical research in gas turbine cooling technology, solar and wind energy, non-newtonian liquid droplet interactions with hydrophobic surfaces, nano-sensors

Moneesh Upmanyu


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Computational techniques that span multiple scales, atomic- to continuum, to quantify the structure property relations in established and emerging material systems, both in technology and nature.

Kai-tak Wan


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Cellular biomechanics; water filtration; thin film adhesion and characterization; subsurface mechano-sensing; shell adhesion; fundamental intersurface forces

John “Peter” Whitney


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Human-safe robots, medical robotics, soft robotics and soft material manufacturing, MEMS, microrobotics, bio-inspired design, flapping aerodynamics and insect flight

Wei Xie


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

interpretable AI, IoT, computer simulation, data integrity and big data analytics, data-driven stochastic optimization, blockchain design and development for complex end-to-end cyber-physical system learning and risk management with applications, including biopharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chains, smart power grids with renewable energy, and health care

Ibrahim Zeid


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Mechanics; personalized medicine; simulation techniques and complex networks analysis

Yi Zheng


Associate Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Nanoscale thermal transport; Nanoengineered materials; Multifunctional composites; Microfluidics; Chemical and biological nanosensors; Renewable energy harvesting; Thermophotovoltaics; Photon-based radiative cooling

Hongli (Julie) Zhu


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Energy storage, advanced manufacturing, multifunctional bio-inspired material from nature; nano/microfabrication of devices and materials; bendable, implantable, and biocompatible electronics; application of sustainable biomaterial, like cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, in life science and engieering.

Nathanial Ziegler


Associate Co-op Coordinator & Data Strategy Lead for Co-op, 
Cooperative Education