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Computer engineering graduate student Rui Luo operates the robot that will be entered into the September 2021 semifinals of a $10 million global robotics competition.

Sep 10, 2021

Creating a Human Avatar in Remote Locations

A group of Northeastern University students led by MIE Assistant Professor Peter Whitney, has made it to the semifinals of the global Avatar XPrize competition which aims to create an avatar system that can transport human presence to a remote location in real-time.

Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Sep 07, 2021

Creating Stable Non-Critical Element Magnets

Distinguished University and Cabot Professor Laura Lewis, ChE/MIE, is leading a $2.1M Department of Energy grant, in collaboration with the University of Delaware, the Northeastern University Physics department, and the University of Warwick, UK, for “Designing Strong Stability in Non-Critical and Rare-Earth-Lean Magnetic Materials.”

Chemical Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Sep 02, 2021

Increasing the Number of Underrepresented Students in STEM Fields

MIE Professor Hameed Metghalchi and Assistant Dean Richard Harris were awarded a $250K NSF sub-award for the “Louis Stokes Renewal STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: Northeast LSAMP 2021-2026.”

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Marguerite Matherne

Aug 27, 2021

Using Honey Bee Techniques to Manipulate Soft Materials

Recently hired MIE Assistant Teaching Professor Marguerite Matherne is studying how honey bees remove pollen pellets from their bodies to better manufacture and manipulate soft materials.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 23, 2021

Advancing the Design of Nanoscale Photonic Devices

MIE/ECE Associate Professor Yongmin Liu was awarded a $400K NSF grant for “Non-Hermitian and Topological Plasmonic Devices for Light Manipulation at the Nanoscale.”

Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 19, 2021

Unlocking the Full Potential of the Manufacturing Workforce with IXR

MIE Assistant Professor Mohsen Moghaddam was awarded a $2M NSF grant for “Fostering Learning and Adaptability of Future Manufacturing Workers with Intelligent Extended Reality (IXR).”

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 18, 2021

New Faculty Spotlight: Ozan Ozdemir

Ozan Özdemir joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in August 2021 as an Assistant Professor.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 12, 2021

Understanding of the Physics of Dense Suspensions

MIE Assistant Professor Safa Jamali, in collaboration with Lilian Hsiao from North Carolina State University, received a $794K NSF grant for “Visualizing statistical force networks in colloidal materials far-from-equilibrium.”

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering