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Feb 17, 2015

Studying Abroad at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia

Mechanical Engineering students Alex Jason, Leah Okrainsky, and Kelli Lynch at Uluru, also known as Ayer’s Rock, in central Australia, which is a sacred Aboriginal site. These students studied abroad during Fall 2014 at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.  They just returned from a 10 day trip to the Outback for their spring break. […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 20, 2014

Ideas to Lead By

Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, MS, Industrial Engineering, 1977—Learn more about him in a story published in Winter 2011/2012 issue of Northeastern Magazine. Career Success: Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, a minister and trusted senior advisor to Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, holds multiple posts in the Indonesian government that are considered vital to the nation’s development and sustainability goals. As […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 15, 2014

SQUID Shirt

Squid is a sensitized, wearable compression shirt that integrates with a smart-phone and web database to monitor resistance exercises (e.g. weightlifting). Created by an Northeastern University interdisciplinary team of mechanical engineering, graphic design, and computer science students under the guidance of Professor Dinos Mavroidis (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE)) and Dr. Mark Sivak (jointly appointed […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 07, 2014

Interning Inside NASA Langley Research Center

Craig Schmidt, BS, Mechanical Engineering, 2017—Preparing a mil­i­tary heli­copter for a crash test is a strange expe­ri­ence. You spend three months designing equip­ment, fab­ri­cating parts and preparing instru­men­ta­tion, only to crash it all into the ground at 40 miles per hour. The phys­ical prod­ucts of the effort are a set of high speed videos, crash […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 04, 2014

Winner of Young Investigator Award

Tuba Okutuca, PhD, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2005—alumna recently won the Young Investigator Award from the Turkish Scientific Foundation. Her research studies support the Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) production of micro-channel heat sinks with nano-fluids as the working fluid, and their application in microchip cooling. The project is funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 01, 2014

ALERT Research Opportunity Comes Early

Lyda Sallaway, BS, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 2015—In the summer fol­lowing her freshman year, Sall­away got a job con­ducting exper­i­ments on backscatter X-​​ray imaging tech­nology, which is used to per­form full-​​body scans at air­ports throughout the country. She secured the posi­tion through her role in Northeastern’s Investing in Tomorrow’s Engi­neering Leaders (ITEL) pro­gram, which pro­vides […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jul 31, 2014

Family Health Scare Leads to Healthcare Systems Engineering

Kendall Sanderson, BS, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 2013—To the indus­trial engi­neering major, one of the most fas­ci­nating prob­lems to solve is the effi­cient routing of delivery trucks around the country. When Sanderson learned he could apply this skill to the health­care industry to pre­vent mis­takes like those made with his mother, he knew he’d found […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jul 31, 2014

Industrial Engineering Co-op Follows IBM to Philippines

Shuntaro Okuzawa, BS, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2013—“I was looking at every­thing from indi­vidual processes to entire depart­ments from a bird’s eye view,” said Okuzawa. “My work is all about looking at the bigger pic­ture, what indi­vidual tasks fit into a day-​​to-​​day oper­a­tion,” Okuzawa said. “You start with a lot of out­dated doc­u­ments and, through […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering