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Examining Properties of Bones
MIE Associate Professor Sandra Shefelbine & Assistant Professor Marilyn Minus were awarded a $384K NSF grant to study the properties that make up a bone's strength and toughness. July 15, 2014

Building a Better Polymer
MIE Assistant Professor Marilyn Minus has already created a polymer stronger than Kevlar and now is expanding this work to create better collagen fibers & flame retardant materials. July 15, 2014

Jalili Appointed AE
MIE Associate Professor Nader Jalili has been appointed Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. July 1, 2014

Upmanyu Wins STIR Grant
MIE Associate Professor Moneesh Upmanyu's team won a $50K Short-Term Innovative Research (STIR) grant from the Army Research Office. This grant designs next-generation nanocrystalline metal alloys by engineering solute-interface interactions. June 27, 2014

Erb & Minus Awarded EAGER Grant
MIE Assistant Professors Randall Erb & Marilyn Minus were awarded a $135K NSF EAGER grant to fabricate and disperse suspensions of colloidally-assembled hierarchical ceramic fillers for discontinuous fiber composite materials. June 9, 2014

Periodic Buckling Pattern
MIE’s Jim Papadopoulos, Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi, Ashkan Vaziri, and PhD students Babak Haghpanah & Davood Mousanezhad were featured on the cover of the Proceedings of Royal Society A for “Buckling of regular, chiral, and hierarchical honeycombs under a general macroscopic stress state”. May 20, 2014

Capstone Group Wins 3rd
After winning “Most Impactful Project” in the capstone program, a MIE capstone group was awarded 3rd place at the highly competitive ASME Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC) competition. May 19, 2014

Eminent Service to Education
MIE Professor John Cipolla was selected to receive the ASME Edwin F. Church Medal for eminent service in increasing the value, importance and attractiveness of mechanical engineering education. May 9, 2014

National Scholarship
Congratulations to IE junior Ashley Tokarz who was awarded the Dwight D. Gardner Scholarship by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. May 7, 2014

Outstanding Thermodynamics
MIE Professor Hameed Metghalchi was selected to receive the ASME Edward F. Obert award for outstanding paper on thermodynamics. May 7, 2014

Dirt & Crystalline Interfaces
Advised by MIE Associate Professor Moneesh Upmanyu, PhD student Changjian Wang published an article in the EPL journal entitled “Shear Accommodation in Dirty Grain Boundaries”. May 7, 2014

Alum becomes Faculty Member at Middle East Technical University
Dr. Feyza Kazanc, a recent graduate of Professor Yiannis Levendis, became a faculty member at the Middle East Technical University. April 30, 2014

Sipahi Selected Fellow
MIE Associate Professor Rifat Sipahi has been selected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). April 24, 2014

3rd Patent in 3 Months
MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina was awarded his third patent in three months for inventing a “Directed assembly of a conducting polymer”. April 22, 2014

Presidential Global Fellow
Industrial Engineering student Zuren Tai Zhang, E'14 was awarded the Presidential Global Fellow. April 18, 2014

Shillman Award for Engineering Excellence
Industrial Engineering students Colin Ida, E'15 and Anne Lally, E'15 were awarded the Robert J. Shillman Award for Engineering Excellence. April 18, 2014

University Distinguished Professors
Nadine Aubry, Ahmed Busnaina, and Vinod Sahney were given the rank of University Distinguished Professors at the 2014 Academic Honors Convocation. April 18, 2014

Rappaport & Martinez-Lorenzo Awarded NSF Grant
ECE Professor Carey Rappaport and MIE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo were awarded a $200K NSF grant to develop an early breast cancer imaging system that combines 3D Microwave Nearfield Radar Imaging (NRI) and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT). April 14, 2014

Best Paper at EuCAP
ECE PhD student Yolanda Rodriquez, CenSSIS Senior Research Engineer Borja Ganzalez, ECE Professor Carey Rappaport and MIE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo won the Best Propagation Paper Award at the 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation for "A compressed sensing-based imaging system". April 14, 2014

7 MIE Students Chosen for Huntington 100
Robinson Greig Christopher LaColla, Damas Limoge, Kaylie McTiernan, Zuren Tai Zhang, Rachael Tompa, and Andrew Waite were chosen for this year’s “Huntington 100”, a prestigious honor given to the most outstanding students for their hard work and achievements. April 14, 2014

Entrepreneurship Excellence
Amir Farjadian (BioE PhD), Qingchao Kong (MIE PhD), Carlo Sartori (MIE BSMS), & Constantinos Mavroidis (MIE Prof) received an Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award at this year's RISE Expo. April 11, 2014

2nd Patent in 2 Months
MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina & Research Associate Professor Sivasubramanian Somu were awarded a patent for their Multi-biomarker Biosensors. March 24, 2014

FY15 TIER 1 Award Recipients
Yung Joon Jung, Sandra Shefelbine, Sagar Kamarthi, and Gregory Kowalski were among the 19 COE faculty recipients of FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $500K dollars of investment in research. March 20, 2014

Muftu Appointed ASME Associate Editor
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Professor Sinan Muftu has been appointed the Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Tribology. March 20, 2014

Nano-scale Templating
MIE Assistant Professor Marilyn Minus was awarded a $400K NSF CAREER grant to develop a new manufacturing process to control polymer molecular alignment in nano-composite materials. March 5, 2014

Increasing Computer Speed
MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung and physics assis­tant pro­fessor Swastik Kar were featured in Nature Photonics for creating the first device that integrates optical & electronic signals to perform the most elementary computational operations. February 19, 2014

Nanowire into Nanocircuit
Sivasubramanian Somu (MIE), Ahmed Busnaina (ECE), Nicol McGruer (ECE), & George Adams (MIE) were awarded a patent for their method of integrating a single nanowire into a nanocircuit. January 30, 2014

Students Win Paper Competition
HSyE IE students Serpil Mutlu (PhD) and Rachel Miller (MS) won the 2014 Institute of Industrial Engineers graduate student healthcare paper competition for their paper "Optimizing Resident Based Teamlet Schedules to Improve Continuity in Primary Care". January 27, 2014

Creating Smaller Nanorods
MIE Chair & Professor Hanchen Huang has redefined the classical theory of crystal growth by synthesizing the smallest copper nanorods ever created. January 27, 2014

Jalili & Vaziri Receive 2nd Phase Funding
MIE Associate Professor Nader Jalili & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri receive $240K in funding from Brooks Automation for "High Temperature and High Acceleration End- Effector Pads for Semiconductor Robotic Applications". January 24, 2014

Bike can Detect Danger
Supervised by Professor Constantinos Mavroidis, a team of MIE capstone students have created a Smart Bike to alert the rider and nearby cars of any danger. January 7, 2014

Huang Selected as Fellow
MIE Chair & Professor Hanchen Huang was selected to become a Fellow of ASME for his contributions to nanomechanics and nanofabrication. January 22, 2014

Bike can Detect Danger
Supervised by Professor Constantinos Mavroidis, a team of MIE capstone students have created a Smart Bike to alert the rider and nearby cars of any danger. January 7, 2014

Mavroidis Elected Fellow
With more than three dozen patents submitted in the past ten years, MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. December 13, 2013

Recycling Plastic into Energy
MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis and PhD student Chuanwei Zhuo have developed a combustion system that cleanly burns plastics as efficiently as natural gas using pyrolytic gasi­fi­ca­tion. December 11, 2013

Gupta: Book of the Month
MIE Professor Surendra Gupta’s book “Reverse Supply Chains: Issues and Analysis” was selected as Book of the Month by Industrial Engineer Magazine. December 11, 2013

Nickerson Awarded Scholarship
Matthew Nickerson, a MIE BS/MS student, is the recipient of a $5000 James D. Arangio Scholarship. The family of James D. Arangio ’62 has established a scholarship fund in the name of their father James to benefit one deserving student with a similar passion and dedication to the field of Mechanical Engineering and ASME. James was the consummate engineer and an active member of ASME that dedicated his life to learning and practice. It is the hope of the family to honor him with this gift to aid and advance one student along a similar path of discovery. November 25, 2013

Guiding Nanoparticles
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis & MS student Mãni Ahmadniaroudsari are developing a better method for MRI-guided drug delivery to directly target cancer cells. November 21, 2013

Actuators for Mars Rover
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis & PhD student Elias Brassitos are working to create a gear bearing drive that is both light and strong for use on the Mars Rover. November 21, 2013

From Classroom to Business
Using his experiences from his doctoral research, NU alumnus Richard Ranky explains how he was able to start his company 3-​​Spark, LLC with MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis, academic specialist Mark Sivak, and doctoral student Lexi Carver. He will also help train faculty, staff, and students to use the 3-D Printing lab in Snell Library. October 31, 2013

Upmanyu Featured on Cover
MIE Associate Professor Moneesh Upmanyu was featured on the cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry C for his research of "Vapor-liquid-solid growth of serrated GaN nanowires: shape selection driven by kinetic frustration." October 30, 2013

Watch out for Pumpkins
MIE Senior Academic Specialist Richard Whalen has his Engineering & Design class build devices to protect a pumpkin thrown off the top of the garage. October 24, 2013

Making Healthcare a Better Place
Kendall Sanderson, IE’13, was featured in the October 2013 Industrial Engineer magazine for his work with Professor James Benneyan at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute to increase the efficiency of the healthcare system. October 18, 2013

Developing Products Faster
Northeastern hosted the New England Regional Workshop for the Materials Genome Initiative which was created to help busi­nesses dis­cover, develop, and deploy new mate­rials twice as fast. October 15, 2013

Dynamic Motions of Lead
MIE Associate Professors Moneesh Upmanyu and Yung Joon Jung were featured in Scientific Reports for their research in "Liquid metal nanodroplet dynamics inside nanocontainers." October 1, 2013

Building Models that Work
MIE Professor James Benneyan ran a healthcare simulation workshop with medical professionals from 5 area states to build accurate models to improve critical healthcare systems problems. September 26, 2013

Ethics and Engineering
CEE Assistant Professor Matthew Eckelman & MIE Professor Jackie Isaacs were awarded a $248K NSF grant to incorporate ethics education into life cycle design, engineering, and management. September 16, 2013

Cooling Turbine Airfoils
MIE Professor Mohammad Taslim received an $180K GE grant for "Measurements of Heat Transfer Coefficients and Pressure Drops in Two Test Sections Simulating the Mid-chord and Leading-Edge Cooling Cavities of a GE Turbine Airfoils." September 16, 2013

Mavroidis Wins 3 Grants
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis was awarded two NSF grants and one NASA grant totaling $750K to study Gear Bearing Drives for robotic joints and MRI Guided Magnetic NanoParticles. September 13, 2013

Monitoring at the Next Level
MIE & ECE Assistant Professor Jose A. Martinez-Lorenzo received a $225K subcontract from MIT-LL for a NOAA grant to create "Advanced Mechanical-Electromagnetic Applications for next Generation Environmental Monitoring." September 6, 2013

Training Future Leaders
The Gordon Engineering Leadership Program provided recent alumni Nick Brooks, Matthew Dickman, and Danielle Doane with the leadership skills needed to quickly advance in their fields. September 5, 2013

Mimicking Bone Structures
MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti was awarded a $300K NSF grant to study the complexities of bone material to help synthesis future composite materials. August 26, 2013

Lin Awarded $235K NSF Grant
MIE Associate Professor Yingzi Lin was awarded a $235K NSF grant to determine how to integrate human factors such as emotion, mental workload and attention into a Driver Assistance System. August 22, 2013

21st Century Drinking Water
MIE associate professor Kai-tak Wan, professor Sinan Muftu, & CEE assistant professor April Gu were awarded a $400K NSF grant to find a biomechanical model for predicting and improving water filtration and bioremediation. August 20, 2013

Leading to Better Healthcare
MIE Professor James Benneyan met with senior healthcare improvement leaders at a recent workshop to discuss how to solve complex healthcare challenges using systems engineering methods. August 20, 2013

Living out Childhood Dream
Congratulations to mechanical student Craig Schmidt, Jr. who was one of 20 students across the country to win a 2013-15 NASA Aeronautics and Space Program Scholarship and Internship. August 16, 2013

Laser of the Future
ECE & MIE Assistant Professor Yongmin Liu has created the world’s first plas­moflu­idic lens which can manipulate light at much smaller scales using a tiny laser beam just a few microm­e­ters wide. August 12, 2013

Mars Rover, One Year Later
Megan Richardson, ME’10, (#12) connected with the NASA JPL at a SWE National conference, obtained a coop, and joined them after graduation to work on the Mars Rover project. Liz Duffy, ME’11, followed and now Rachael Tompa (class of 2014) (#13) is doing a coop there. August 12, 2013

Early Engineering Skills
Several years ago on a high school trip, BSME student Mohit Bhardwaj came to this country for an early glimpse into the world of engineering and now is back at NU as a student helping the STEM’s Young Scholars program so that future students can develop their engineering skills. August 12, 2013

Origami Engineering
MIE Associate Professor Carol Livermore-Clifford has received a $2M NSF grant to use origami-based techniques to create 3D living tissues. August 2, 2013

From Classroom to Reality
MIE Associate Academic Specialist Jennifer Love has her students build solar powered model cars to demonstrate the engineering principles they learned while in the classroom. July 22, 2013

Creating Super Fibers
MIE Assistant Professor Marilyn Minus is using carbon nanotechnology to develop polymer fibers that are stronger than Kevlar, Spectra, and Dyneema. July 10, 2013

Deformation of Thin Shells
MIE Associate Professor Ashkan Vaziri was featured on the back cover of the Soft Matter journal for "Localization of Deformation in Thin Shells under Indentation." July 7, 2013

Hands-on Skill Retention
MIE Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski & Assistant Academic Specialist Bridget Smyser received the DELOS Best Paper Award for “Examining skill retention from a redesigned laboratory course to capstone design sequence”. June 26, 2013

Welcoming a New Department Chair
Dr. Hanchen Huang, who is currently a Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Endowed Professor in Sustainable Energy at the University of Connecticut, will become the next MIE department chair starting on August 26, 2013. His current research interests are in nanofabrication, nanomechanics, sustainable energy, and atomistic simulations; particularly the establishment of a scientific framework for the growth of nanorods. June 24, 2013

The Mechanics of Bones
MIE Associate Professor Sandra Shefelbine is studying the mechanics of bones and how they develop in hopes of providing therapeutic assistance to those affected with skeletal problems. June 24, 2013

In Memoriam: Yaman Yener
MIE Professor and Senior Associate Dean Yener passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013. See letter from Dean Aubry to the University community. June 17, 2013

More Efficient Healthcare
MIE Professor James Benneyan, director of the Health­care Sys­tems Engi­neering Insti­tute, hosted the annual Healthcare Improvement Scholars Meeting to showcase methods to reducing the healthcare crisis. June 17, 2013

Sculpting Nanowire Shapes
MIE Associate Professor Moneesh Upmanyu is studying the growth of nanowires on liquefied metal droplets in order to create more energy efficient items such as batteries or solar panels. June 13, 2013

vi-RABT Project Wins Again
Congratulations to the team of MIE students who won 1st Prize at the 2013 Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day Poster Competition for their "vi-RABT: Virtually- Interfaced Robotic Ankle & Balance Trainer". June 10, 2013

Printing Healthcare in 3-D
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis explains how 3-D printing technology is revolutionizing the health care industry by allowing patients to receive smart, customizable orthotics designed to fit their anatomy perfectly. June 10, 2013

Let the Boat Race Begin
The ASME Solar Splash team have redesigned their boat to be more efficient this year using components designed by capstone groups as they prepare to compete at the upcoming World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boating. June 6, 2013

Harnessing Water Power
TidGenTM, which is using Professor Emeritus Alexander Gorlov’s invention of the Gorlov Helical Turbine, was featured on the cover of Popular Science for their design of a underwater electricity generator. June 5, 2013

Preserving Frozen Specimen
MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti was awarded a patent for his method of extracting samples from frozen specimens without having to thaw the entire specimen. May 28, 2013

Artery Imaging Patent
MIE Associate Research Engineer Ahmet Coskun was awarded a patent for his “Artery Imaging System” technique which provides an image of the luminal boundary of the coronary artery. May 28, 2013

Students Awarded Patent for Capstone Project
MIE Graduates Michael Witonis, Jay Seiter, Morgan Misek, Joshua Filgate, and Jesse Kuhn have been awarded a patent for their 2007 capstone project entitled "Internal Gearbox for Downhill Mountain Bikes" under the direction of Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski. May 28, 2013

MassChallenge Finalists
3-Spark LLC, founded by PhD students Richard Ranky (MIE), Lexi Carver (MIE), Daniel Landers (ECE), along with MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis and Assistant Academic Specialist Mark Sivak, has been selected as a finalist in the MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator and competition. May 24, 2013

Bringing Dreams to Life
The students and alumni advisors of the Northeastern Baja team use their passion for engineering to design, build, and race an off-road vehicle three times per year at international SAE competitions. May 22, 2013

Soyster Gets High Honor
MIE Professor Allen Soyster received the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Lifetime Achievement Award which is the Institute of Industrial Engineer’s highest and most esteemed honor. May 21, 2013

Awarded for Alternative Power
MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis has been awarded the 2013 George Westinghouse Gold Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for numerous in-depth contributions to the field of combustion of liquid and solid fossil and alternative fuels under conventional and oxy-fuel conditions, as well as to the formation mechanisms of generated pollutants and the development of methods for their control; and for educating thousands of students on environmentally benign power generation-related courses/projects. May 8, 2013

Breaking Healthcare Barriers
Working with Indiana University, MIE Assistant Professor Ayten Turkcan Upasani was awarded $159K by PCORI to develop an efficient system to make sure underinsured people get the healthcare they need. May 7, 2013

Organizing Healthcare
Kendall Sanderson, IE’13, is fulfilling a life long dream of increasing the efficiency of the healthcare system by working with Professor James Benneyan at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute. May 3, 2013

Best Season Ever!!
The Northeastern Mini Baja team took 2nd place in the endurance test and 3rd place overall out of the 100 teams that competed at the BAJA SAE Tennessee competition resulting in the best finish in the team’s history. April 26, 2013

Brassitos Wins NASA Fellowship
Mechanics MS student Elias Brassitos is the recipient of a prestigious NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) to contribute innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration and economic future. April 24, 2013

Self-Shaping Composites
MIE Assistant Professor Randall Erb’s research was featured in Nature Communications for his efforts in replicating naturally occurring shape-changing materials with synthetic hydrogel composites. April 18, 2013

Know When Teeth are Clean
Congratulations to Ameya Mehendale (ChE’13), Jeff Kent (ChE), Esfandiar Kaikhosrowzadeh (ChE’13), Samuel Levine (ME), Getao Li (IE) and Dan Shores (ME) who won the Engineers for the Greater Good (EGG) competition for their design of a smart toothbrush that could detect the presence of plaque and bacteria on teeth. April 8, 2013

Looking at the Big Picture
Shuntaro Okuzawa, a senior BS/MS Industrial Engineering student, spent his coop at IBM in the Philippines helping to restructure the organization to make it more efficient. March 28, 2013

People’s Choice Winners
Congratulations to Paul Doucot (BS'13), Alex Mazzotta, (BS), Amir Farjadian, (PhD BioE), and Nate Lavins (BS) on winning the Greatest Entrepreneurial Potential award at RISE 2013 for their "vi-RABT: Virtually-Interfaced Robotic Ankle & Balance Trainer". The team was even featured on engadget.com. March 26, 2013

Grad Wins Peebles Award
Recent Mechanical Engineering PhD graduate Jiayi Shi is the recipient of the Peebles Award for Graduate Student Research in Adhesion Science. March 19, 2013

Next Generation Printing
MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina has developed a new faster, cheaper, and more ver­sa­tile method of 3-​​D printing that could lead to a wave of new inno­va­tion not cur­rently fea­sible. March 18, 2013

Congratulations Craig Schmidt
Craig Schmidt, ME’16, was awarded the 2013 Kelly Future Engineers Scholarship for his commitment toward a career in engineering, his academic performance, and an outstanding essay. February 19, 2013

Cleaning Up Nanoparticles
MIE Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri was featured in Industry Week for “Taming the Nanotech Risks” which looks at simple methods to clean up after a nanoparticle spill. February 11, 2013

Busnaina Awarded Patent
MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina was awarded a patent for designing a “3D Nanoscale Circuit Interconnect & Method of Assembly by Dielectrophoresis” January 29, 2013

Aligning for Strength
MIE Assistant Professor Marilyn Minus is using carbon nanotechnology to develop strong composite fibers that will rival those currently available but at a much cheaper cost. January 29, 2013

Congratulations Qi Wang
Qi Wang, a Bioengineering PhD student, won “Best Presentation” at the Annual AIChE meeting for his research in “The synthesis of selenium nanoparticles via a simple fast reaction and its antibacterial application”. January 15, 2013

Taking Top Honors
The top three winners at the 2012 Draper Technical Challenge Competition hosted by NSBE were all NU students. Congratulations Oliver Maurice (MIE), Samantha Kendrick (CEE), and Idriys Harris (ECE)! January 15, 2013

Redeveloped Alternative
Under the direction of associate professor Jeffrey Ruberti, a team of MIE capstone students have redesigned the fasteners used for hernia repair to be more low-cost and reliable. January 11, 2013

Ruberti Awarded Patent
MIE Associate Professor Jeffrey Ruberti was awarded a patent for his methods in creating “Collagen Fibrillar Construction”. January 4, 2013

2 Capstone Teams Study Hand Tremors
Under the direction of Andrew Gouldstone, two teams of MIE capstone students are working to help people with hand tremors. One team developed a writing grip and testing procedure for improving legibility and writing performance while the other team developed a pen to collect grip tension data that can be used for diagnosis. January 3, 2013

Honoring Contributions
MIE Professors James Benneyan & Vinod Sahney are 2 of the 10 people that will be honored at the 2013 Society of Health Systems conference for their significant contributions to the society and healthcare IE profession. December 3, 2012

Next Generation Healthcare
Associate Professors Rifat Sipahi (MIE), Andrew Gouldstone (MIE) and Deniz Erdogmus (ECE) were featured at Northeastern’s Pop Up Open Lab Expe­ri­ence: Interactive and Personal Health Technologies. November 21, 2012

Jung’s Research featured in Scientific Reports
MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung’s research on creating “Transparent, flexible supercapacitors from nano-engineered carbon films” was featured in Nature’s Scientific Reports. October 31, 2012

Energy System of the Future
MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung and postdoc Hyunyoung Jung have created a thin transparent and flexible supercapacitor that will be used to store energy for the devices of the future. October 31, 2012

Jung featured in Nano Letters
MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung’s research on creating a high power supercapacitor using CNT-CNC 3-D hybrid nanostructures was featured in the Nano Letters journal. October 12, 2012

Congratulations Craig Schmidt
Craig Schmidt, ME’16, has been selected as a 2012/13 PES Scholarship Plus recipient which supports students interested in pursuing a career in the power and energy industry. September 28, 2012

Slow Economy Employment
MIE Coop Coordinators Karen Kelley & Lorraine Mountain were awarded "Best Presentation" at the 2012 National CIEC conference.  They will receive this award at the next National CIEC in Arizona in early 2013. September 28, 2012

Wan & Muftu Receive $185K Grant
MIE associate professor Kai-tak Wan and professor Sinan Muftu have been awarded an $185K NSF grant to study Mechano-Lipidomics and Mechano-Cytosis of Drug Delivery Liposomes. September 26, 2012

Teaching and Tennis Judge
In addition to serving as a Gateway Faculty member, MIE Senior Academic Specialist Beverly Jaeger recently served as a line judge at the 2012 US Open held in New York City. September 10, 2012

Ruberti Gets $1.1M Grant
MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti was awarded a 3-year $1.1M grant from the National Eye Institute to determine the "Mechanobiology of Matrix Production by Corneal Fibroblasts". September 10, 2012

Improving the Microchip
MIE/CHN researchers Sivasubramanian Somu, Ahmed Busnaina & Jun Huang have developed a nanosized inverter that can be used in making microchips. August 27, 2012

Promoting Engineering Education
MIE Assistant Professor Andrew Gouldstone has been invited to represent Northeastern at the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. August 27, 2012

Water Powered Energy
The Ocean Renewable Power Company is using the designs for the Helical Turbine invented by MIE Professor Emeritus Alexander Gorlov to create a giant tidal powered turbine generator in Maine. August 27, 2012

Visions from Mars
MIE Alum Megan Richardson who started as a coop and was later hired at NASA JPL in CA is part of the MSL team that recently placed the rover on Mars. August 9, 2012

Congratulations Ming Wood
MIE middler Ming Wood was selected as the recipient of the $2500 Robert L. Peaslee-Detroit Brazing and Soldering Scholarship which will be presented at the AWS conference in Las Vegas. August 6, 2012

Ruberti Gets $240K Grant
Working with Duke University, MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti was awarded a 4-year $240K grant from the National Eye Institute to study lipid receptors in age-related macular degeneration. July 24, 2012

Best Season Ever!!
The Northeastern Mini Baja team finished the season in 4th place overall out of 233 teams in the North American three-event series. In the final event held in Wisconsin, the team placed 19th in the endurance race, and 23rd overall out of 120 teams. July 12, 2012

Awarded for Service Learning
Senior Academic Specialist Susan Freeman received the President's Volunteer Service Award for her continued commitment to the Citizen Schools through their apprenticeship model. She provides opportunities for COE undergraduates to participate in Service Learning in the local community, sharing their engineering skillsets with middle school students. July 12, 2012

Sparking Engineering Ideas
As part of an ITEST grant, led by MIE professor Abe Zeid & associate professor Sagar Kamarthi, two videos that encourage students to pursue engineering have won a CINE Golden Eagle Award and a Silver& Bronze Telly Award July 9, 2012

Busnaina, McGruer, & Adams Receive 2nd Patent
MIE Professors Ahmed Busnaina & George Adams, and ECE Professor Nicol McGruer have been awarded a 2nd patent for their "Bistable nanoswitch" July 5, 2012

Mavroidis Receives Patent
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis has been awarded a patent for his design of a Virtual Ankle and Balance Trainer System. July 2, 2012

Ruberti & Kowalski Awarded Patent
MIE Associate Professors Jeff Ruberti & Gregory Kowalski have been awarded a patent for creating a "Nanoloom for controlling polymer assembly". July 2, 2012

NUChip to Detect Cancer
Through interdisciplinary research, a group of graduate students from ECE, MIE, and Pharmacy under the direction of Professor Ahmed Busnaina and Vladimer Torchlin have developed a chip that uses nanoparticles to detect colorectal cancer earlier. June 22, 2012

Benneyan Wins 3rd Center
MIE Professor James Benneyan was awarded an $8M Health Care Innovation Award to establish a Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute at Northeastern by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. June 18, 2012

Nayeb-Hashemi & Vaziri Awarded $785K in Grants
MIE Professor Hamid Nayeb- Hashemi & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri have received three multi-national QNRF grants in the areas of health and sustainability. The three grants are: "Knee injury prevention and osteoarthritis risk in obesity ($326K)", "Novel Multi Functional Composite Sandwich Panel ($350K)", and "High-Performance Biodegradable Composites From Qatari Date Palm Waste ($110K)." May 21, 2012

Jaeger Wins 2 ASEE Awards
MIE Senior Academic Specialist Beverly Jaeger has won BOTH of ASEE's Spread the Word & Campus Representative awards for recruiting the most new Professional members & maintaining the highest % of faculty membership. May 15, 2012

Making Clean Water For All
Under the supervision of professor Mohammad Taslim, a team of MIE capstone students have developed a solar-?? powered desali­na­tion system to help the world's water crisis. May 11, 2012

Jung Awarded $309K NSF Grant
MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung has been awarded a 309K NSF grant to create optoelectronic devices made from carbon nanotubes and silicon. May 10, 2012

Nanoribbon Twists & Turns
MIE Associate Professor Moneesh Upmanyu has shown that crys­talline nanoribbons twist and turn similar to the leaves of a rhodo­den­dron based on their width and shape. May 2, 2012

Carbon Nanotubes Bundle Up!
MIE Associate Professors Moneesh Upmanyu and Yung Joon Jung were published in Nanoscale for their research in "Bundling Dynamics Regulates the Active Mechanics and Transport in Carbon Nanotube Networks and their Nanocomposites". May 1, 2012

Outstanding Reviews
MIE Professor Hameed Metghalchi has been selected as one of the best reviewers of 2011 for the International Journal of Applied Energy. April 25, 2012

Congratulations Bo Li!
MIE PhD candidate Bo Li is one of this year's recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Research Awards which are presented to those students whom have contributed significant accomplishments in research. April 13, 2012

Outstanding Student Researchers
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Research, Innovation & Scholarship Expo: Adam Morgan (BSME), Jeffrey Breugelmans (PhDIE), and Richard Ranky (PhDME) March 30, 2012

Mavroidis Receives Patent
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis has been awarded a patent for his design of a Electro-Rheological Fluid device for use in brakes and actuators. March 27, 2012

Self-Stable Bicycles
MIE Assistant Academic Specialist Jim Papadopoulos was featured in Discover Magazine's 100 Top Stories of 2011 for his article in Science. March 19, 2012

Congratulations Erika Moody
IE Senior Erika Moody is the 1st place recipient of the IIE James W. Barany Student Award for Excellence to be awarded in May at the IIE Annual IE Conference and Expo 2012 in Orlando. March 13, 2012

Capstone Acts as a Real World Experience
A group of capstone students, under the direction of MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis, have designed a rehabilitation glove to increase fine motor control of the hands of patients post-stroke. February 29, 2012

Metghalchi Receives ASME Dedicated Service Award
MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi is the recipient of an ASME 2011 Dedicated Service Award for his years of loyal service to ASME. February 10, 2012

Vaziri Awarded NSF CAREER Award
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri has been awarded a $400K NSF CAREER grant to study "Functional Biomimetric Materials with Extreme Topology". February 2, 2012

Jalili Selected as Fellow
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Associate Professor Nader Jalili has been selected as a fellow of ASME. January 27, 2012

Getting More Out of Exercise
A group of capstone students, under the direction of MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis, created the Android app SQUID that monitors exercise routines via a sensor-equipped shirt. January 5, 2012

Metghalchi Takes the Lead
MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi will become the Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology on January 1, 2012. December 19, 2011

Congratulations!
Beverly Jaeger, Richard Whalen, Susan Freeman, & Stanley Forman won Best Paper at the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference for their paper "Service-Learning vs. Learning Service in First-Year Engineering: If We Cannot Conduct First-Hand Service Projects, is it Still of Value?" December 16, 2011

Kowalski Awarded Patent
MIE Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski has been awarded a patent for his work in "Ultra-Sensitive Temperature Sensing and Calorimetry". December 13, 2011

Scanning for Answers
MIE sophomore Lyda Sallaway is working with ALERT and the Investing in Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders (ITEL) program to determine what types of objects appear in an image when using backscatter X-ray technology. December 2, 2011

Gupta: Book of the Month
MIE Professor Surendra Gupta's book "Green Supply Chain Management: Product Life Cycle Approach" was selected as Book of the Month by Industrial Engineer Magazine. November 14, 2011

MIE Receives Best Paper
MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi, Assistant Professor Reza Sheikhi, and PhD student Mehdi Safari received the 2010 ASME Systems Analysis Best Paper Award for their "Analysis of local entropy generation via large eddy simulation of turbulent flows". November 14, 2011

Wrinkles Under Pressure
Physics World featured MIE Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri's research that was published in the Physical Review Letters journal for his work in determining the wrinkling properties of pressurized elastic membranes under tension. October 28, 2011

ASME salutes Prof. Jalili
MIE Associate Professor Nader Jalili was recognized by ASME for his exemplary service as a general chair of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. October 27, 2011

Monitoring Patient Recovery
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis is embedding dynamic sensors into medical braces that would allow doctors to monitor the progress of a patient's physical therapy. October 14, 2011

Engineering Patient Care
MIE Professor James Benneyan is working with the Boston-based Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) to use system engineering methods to make healthcare safer and more efficient. October 14, 2011

Busnaina, Adams & McGruer Receive Patent
MIE Professors Ahmed Busnaina & George Adams, and ECE Professor Nicol McGruer have been awarded a patent for their "Bistable nanoswitch". October 7, 2011

Correcting Healthcare
MIE Professor Vinod Sahney uses systems engineering principles to redesign the healthcare system to improve treatment, patient safety and quality of care. September 29, 2011

Mavroidis Receives 2 Patents
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis was awarded 2 patents this month for "Instrumented handle and pedal systems for use in rehabilitation, exercise and training equipment" AND "Gear Bearing Drive". September 28, 2011

Improving Penmanship
MIE Assistant Professors Rifat Sipahi & Andrew Gouldstone and Senior Academic Specialist Beverly Jaeger received a $270K NSF grant to create a "Smart Pen" to assist people with fine motor control disorders. September 8, 2011

Upmanyu Awarded $320K Grant
MIE Associate Professor, Moneesh Upmanyu received a $320K NSF grant to use computational analysis to study the formation of nanocrystals in semiconducting nanowires. August 10, 2011

Strength of Particle Bonds
MIE Assistant Professor Andrew Gouldstone and Professors Teiicho Ando & Sinan Muftu were awarded a $400K NSF grant to determine how the bonding of particles is affected by ultrasonic vibrations. August 2, 2011

Sipahi Awarded DARPA Grant
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi received a $300K DARPA grant for his research "Model-Free Algorithms to Assist and Control Human-Task Missions against Dynamic Environments." July 25, 2011

Isaacs & Busnaina Awarded $1.2M Grant
MIE Professors Jackie Isaacs and Ahmed Busnaina have received an $1.2M NSF grant to use LCA methods to determine the ethical, legal, and societal impacts of scaling nanomanufacturing to commercial production. July 18, 2011

ASME is Making a Splash
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers student group designed and built a solar-powered boat that placed 8th in the sprint event at the national collegiate Solar Splash competition in Iowa. July 18, 2011

Cipolla Awarded for his Dedicated Service
MIE Professor John Cipolla is the recipient of an ASME Dedicated Service Award for his 20 years of involvement and leadership in the Center of Education at ASME. July 14, 2011

Benneyan Wins Best Paper
MIE Professor James Benneyan and Jordan Peck won the best paper award at the 2011 Technology Management and Policy Graduate Consortium for "Using Prediction to Improve Patient Flow in a Health Care Delivery Chain". July 5, 2011

Engineering a Healthcare Solution
MIE Professor James Benneyan is investigating ways to use systems engineering to improve the healthcare system by optimizing treatments, patient safety and quality of care. June 14, 2011

Retention Through Coop
MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi, STEM Director Claire Duggan, and Multicultural Engineering Director Richard Harris were awarded a $99K NSF grant to determine if student retention is increased by participation in coop. May 27, 2011

Metghalchi Awarded Medal
MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi is the recipient of the ASME James H. Potter Gold Medal that recognizes eminent achievement or distinguished service in the field of thermodynamics. May 4, 2011

Real Life Problem Solving
MIE Junior Brian Racca was able to use the experience he learned in the classroom while on his recent coop to improve the design of a nuclear reactor valve at The Weir Group PLC. April 26, 2011

Hands-On Learning
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi and Associate Professor Nader Jalili received a $40K grant from MathWorks to develop a new hands-on mechatronics course using MathWorks products. April 12, 2011

Outstanding Student Researchers
Congratulations to all the winners from the NU Research & Scholarship Expo: Anna Craver (BSME), Katherine Dixon (BSME), Christopher Flanagan (BSME), Brittne Lynn (BSME), Mason Riley (BSME), Saber Talebi Anaraki (MSME), and Chuanwei Zhuo (PhDME). April 7, 2011

Congratulations Nicholas Daggett
Nicholas Daggett, ME'11, is the recipient of the Harold D. Hodgkinson Award, which recognizes distinguished scholastic achievement, professional potential, volunteer service, coop, and demonstrated qualities of character, personality & leadership. It is one of the highest honors that an Northeastern senior can achieve. April 4, 2011

Investing in Clean Energy
Distinguished MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis has been awarded up to $40K from MTTC and MassCEC to demonstrate the commercial viability of his clean energy technology. March 24, 2011

Benneyan is Keynote Speaker
MIE Professor James Benneyan gave the keynote speaker address on the quality and safety of the US healthcare system for the American Society for Healthcare Engineer's PDC Annual Conference. March 17, 2011

Mavroidis Awarded $270K Grant
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis has been awarded a $270K NSF grant to develop an inexpensive customizable sensor which will increase the comfort levels of individuals that wear mechatronic devices. March 11, 2011

Turning the Theoretical into Reality
Under the direction of Beverly Jaeger, a group of freshman engineering students are working to improve the gear used by service dogs to help the disabled. Click here for a video from their recent meeting with guide dogs Bronson and Jozsi. February 28, 2011

Receiving the Highest Honor
MIE Professor James Benneyan has been awarded the Smalley President's Award, the highest honor from the Society for Health Systems for his lifelong service to the healthcare IE profession. February 22, 2011

Factoring in Delays
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi has developed an "intelligent" algorithm that takes into account time delays in areas such as traffic flow, supply chain management, and human biology. February 9, 2011

Potential Life Saving Coupler
Under the direction of Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti, a team of MIE capstone students, developed an "anastomotic coupler" that could quickly reconnect tiny blood vessels that currently take hours to repair during surgery. February 4, 2011

360° Solar Food Dehydrator
Under the direction of Professor Mohammad Taslim, a team of MIE capstone students, designed an inexpensive 360-degree solar food dehydrator for use in preventing food spoilage in developing countries. February 2, 2011

Solving a Global Challenge
Under the direction of Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti and the Cambridge-based coop employer Joule Unlimited, Inc., a team of MIE capstone students, developed a bioreactor that turns sunlight and carbon dioxide into clean energy. January 28, 2011

Sipahi on Cover of IEEE Control Systems Magazine
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi's article "Stability and Stabilization of Systems with Time Delay, Limitations and Opportunities" is featured on the cover of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine. January 19, 2011

Attempting to Prevent Arthritis
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Professor Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri are using 3D imaging models of knee joints to develop methods to treat and prevent osteoarthritis. January 13, 2011

Students Awarded Patent for Capstone Project
MIE Graduates Bruce Eidinger, Kendra Mcgrath, Joshua Rigberg, Peter Callaway, and Mark Macomber have been awarded a patent for their 2005 capstone project entitled "Hydrocephalus shunt system quick connector assembly". December 6, 2010

Nayeb-Hashemi & Vaziri on Cover of Orthopaedic Research
MIE Professor Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri's article on "Effect of frontal plane tibiofemoral angle on the stress and strain at the knee cartilage during the stance phase of gait" is featured on the cover of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. November 18, 2010

Vaziri on Cover of Soft Matter Journal
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri's article on "High Aspect Ratio Wrinkles on a Soft Polymer" is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Soft Matter. November 3, 2010

Students win Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation
Under the advisement of Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski, a team of MIE capstone students, has won the Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation from the National Braille Press for designing an inexpensive Braille embosser. October 4, 2010

Creating Artificial Corneas
MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti has been awarded a $380K grant from the National Eye Institute for his work in engineering biomimetic corneal constructs. September 30, 2010

Joining at the Microscale
MIE Professor Teiichi Ando has been awarded a $137K NSF grant to join materials together at the microscale using nanoheater structures leading to new ways to build microscale devices. September 22, 2010

Vaziri Awarded $75K EAGER Grant
MIE Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri has received a $75K NSF EAGER grant to use shell mechanics concepts to study the nonlinear behavior of a number of inorganic and biological systems. September 21, 2010

CHOT featured in US News & World Report
James C. Benneyan, program director of the Center for Health Organization Transformation & Professor of MIE, was featured in latest issue of US News & World Report. September 20, 2010

Congratulations!!!
Nicholas Dagget & Brent Sisson, both seniors in Mechanical Engineering, are award recipients of this year's Association for Energy Engineers Scholarship Foundation. September 7, 2010

Weighing in on a Problem
Under the direction of Associate Professor Sinan Muftu, a team of MIE capstone students, developed a portable, thin, flexible scale that can monitor a person's body weight and can be conveniently used anywhere. August 17, 2010

Gouldstone and Jaeger Awarded $293K Grant
MIE Professor Andrew Gouldstone and Associate Academic Specialist Beverly Jaeger received a $293K NSF Grant to explore activities in Thermal Spray Processing and Volcanology. August 17, 2010

Double Congratulations
Ismail Ilker Delice, a Mechanical Engineering PhD student, received the Best Presentation in Session Award at the recent American Control Conference as well as a $5K Ferretti Fellowship from the MIE Department for his outstanding academic standing. July 15, 2010

Creating a First Alert Helmet
Under the direction of Associate Professor Sinan Muftu, a team of MIE capstone students, developed a helmet that could measure the severity of head injuries after a fall and alert first responders to the significance of the damage. July 14, 2010

Hashemi & Vaziri Receive $300K
MIE Professor Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri have received a multi-national grant from QNRF for their "Novel approaches for structural protection in the oil, gas, and petrechemical industry". July 6, 2010

Creating a Sticky Situation
MIE Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri is trying to replicate the adhesion properties of a gecko's footpad for use in controlling small high-tech microrobots or smart adhesives. June 30, 2010

Congratulations
Beverly Jaeger, Susan Freeman, Rich Whalen, & Rebecca Payne won Best Paper for PIC III as well as Best Paper Overall at the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference for their paper "Successful Students: Smart or Tough?". Both awards will be announced in the November issue of Prism. June 28, 2010

Upmanyu Receives ONR Grant
MIE Associate Professor, Moneesh Upmanyu received an $93K grant from the Office of Naval Research for his research "Particle Strengthening of Alloyed Interfaced". June 9, 2010

Congratulation Aislinn Weldon
Aislinn Weldon, a junior in Industrial Engineering, has won the AREMA Committee 37 - Signal Systems Scholarship provided by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA). May 14, 2010

Benneyan Joins Forces
MIE Associate Professor James Benneyan, has received $232K from the National Science Foundation to join the Center for Healthcare Organization Transformation (CHOT), which is currently hosted by Texas A&M and Georgia Tech. May 10, 2010

Turning Plastic into Clean Energy
A team of MIE undergraduate and graduate students, under the advisement of Professor Yiannis Levendis, have developed a way to convert non-biodegradable plastic into clean energy without releasing harmful emissions. May 10, 2010

Isaacs Wins Best Paper Award
MIE Professor Jackie Isaacs received the ASEE Best Paper Award for the paper "Assessing the Effectiveness of Using a Computer Game to Bridge a Research Agenda with a Teaching Agenda". April 28, 2010

Congratulations Kareem Ghobrial
Kareem Ghobrial, MIE'10 is the recipient of the Harold D. Hodgkinson Award, which recognizes distinguished scholastic achievement, professional potential, volunteer service and experiential experience, as well as demonstrated qualities of character, personality and leadership. It is one of the highest honors that an Northeastern senior can achieve. April 28, 2010

Driving Better with a Keyboard & Mouse
The Virtual Environment Laboratory, directed by Ron Mourant, has developed a computer game that will help new drivers learn how to respond to hazards and road conditions. April 5, 2010

Gouldstone Receives Teetor Award
MIE Professor Andrew Gouldstone has been selected as a 2010 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award recipient. This Society of Automobile Engineers award recognizes and honors younger educators who are preparing the future engineers to meet society's challenges. March 2, 2010

Sensor Shirt is Real-World Solution
MIE students designed a shirt to monitor the movements of a pitcher. By studing the mechanics of the pitch, they can determine if a player's technique starts to worsen which might result in an elbow injury. March 1, 2010

Ozsecen is CIMIT Finalist
MIE graduate student Muzaffer Yalgin Ozsecen is a top finalist for the 2010 CIMIT Prize for Primary Healthcare for his project "Synchronized Blood Pressure Measurement Device". Winners will be announced in June. March 1, 2010

Congratulations Schmidt, Chin, & Bintz
David Schmidt, Jennifer Chin & Caitlyn Bintz, all ME'10 students, are recipients of the Spring 2010 Provost Undergraduate Research Awards for their project "Biosensor measurement and analysis of human stress levels during public speaking". February 25, 2010

Sipahi Awarded $100K NSF Grant
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi has been awarded a $100K NSF grant to create a portable, low-cost mechatronics based device capable of writting Braille letters for the blind. February 25, 2010

Congratulations Seniors
Kareem Ghobrial, MIE'10, and Jennifer Hardy, MIE'10 were selected as recipients of the 2010 Northeastern Outstanding Co-op Awards. Only 16 seniors are selected each year for these awards. February 24, 2010

Congratulations Ivan Goryachev & Matthew Van Dyke
Ivan Goryachev & Matthew Van Dyke, both ME'13 students, are recipients of the Spring 2010 Provost Undergraduate Research Awards for their project "Blue Light Project: Redesign of Photodynamic Therapy Device for Dermatological Treatment". February 10, 2010

Lin Awarded NSF CAREER Grant
Yingzi Lin, Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, has received a $400K NSF CAREER for "Bridging Cognitive Science and Sensor Technology: Non-intrusive and Multi-modality Sensing in Human-Machine Interactions". February 1, 2010

Precision in Surgery
MIE Associate Professor Nader Jalili is devising a method to use nanorobots in non-invasive cancer surgery that is far more precise and safer than methods that are now available. December 21, 2009

Busnaina Receives $1.6M from Department of Defense
MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina's team was one of 34 Massachusetts groups selected to receive funding from the Department of Defense. Their research is focused on developing carbon nanotube enhanced power sources that are better than current battery technology. December 21, 2009

Lending a Helping Hand
MIE students develop glove designed to provide stroke victims regain fine motor skills. The ATLAS bimanual rehabilitation glove provided a real-world solution as a senior capstone project. December 18, 2009

Breaking New Ground in Cornea Implants
MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti is using "Hybrid Tissue Engineering" to create cornea tissue from collagen that can be used for human transplants. December 4, 2009

Helping Stroke Victims Recover
Constantinos Mavroidis, Professor and Director of the Biomedical Mechtronics Laboratory, was featured by MIT's Technology Review for his work in creating portable robotic devices that can be used in the rehabilitation of patients that have suffered a stoke. November 13, 2009

Vaziri Wins $360K Air Force Young Investigator Award
MIE Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri has received the Air Force Young Investigator Award to study bio-inspired interfaces for hybrid structures. October 23, 2009

Jung Awarded $100K NSF Grant
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Assistant Professor Yung Joon Jung has been awarded a 3-year grant from NSF to develop ultra-high performance carbon nanotubes for use in extremely narrow interconnects. October 13, 2009

Ruberti Receives $785K NEI Grant
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti has received a 2 year $785K grant from NIH's National Eye Institute for his continued research on Engineering Biomimetic Corneal Constructs. October 1, 2009

Congratulations to Joan Dela Cruz
Congratulations Joan Dela Cruz, BSME'13, who has won the Igor Sikorsky Scholarship which covers 50% of tuition for the first year. Recipients also participate in internships at Sikorsky Aircraft. Dela Cruz is only the second COE NUPRIME student to win this award. September 21, 2009

Sipahi Awarded $200K NSF Grant
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi has been awarded a $200K NSF grant to reveal the complex interplay between the topology, time delays, and the stability of dynamical systems that couple across networks. The project will have impacts in the fields of networked control systems, human-in-the-loop dynamics and epidemiology. September 18, 2009

Congratulations to Megan Richardson
Megan Richardson, ME'10, is the recipient of a $5000 SWE National - General Electric Women's Network scholarship. She is currently on coop at California's NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. September 15, 2009

Jung Awarded $200K NSF Grant
Assistant Professor Yung Joon Jung, of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, has been awarded a 3-year grant from NSF to develop a new class of hybrid composite structures based on highly organized SWNT architectures and polymer materials, for high performance functional flexible systems. July 27, 2009

NEHCEP is Newest Engineering Center
The New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership (NEHCEP), led by MIE professor James Benneyan, will use engineering methods to improve the VA health care system to provide better overall care. July 7, 2009

Prof Ando Selected as Fellow
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Professor Teiichi Ando has been selected as a Fellow of ASM International. June 26, 2009

COE to gain new Center for Healthcare Systems Engineering
MIE Associate Professor, James C. Benneyan, will be the Executive Director of the New England Healthcare Systems Engineering Research Center. The center is funded by the US Dept of Veterans Affairs and will receive $3.4M/yr. June 10, 2009

Prof. Gouldstone is Recipient of Best Paper Award
MIE Professor Andrew Gouldstone was the recipient of the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology Best Paper Award at the International Thermal Spray Conference for his paper "On the Role of Bubbles in Metallic Splat Nanopores and Adhesion". The work shows that the first hundred nanoseconds of liquid droplet impact strongly effects surface adhesion. June 3, 2009

Creating Nano Building Blocks
Using low L/D aspect ratios, MIE Assistant Professor Yung Joon Jung and his graduate students, have demonstrated the benefits of using nanocups and ring geometries. May 11, 2009

Congratulations Christopher W. Stivers
Christopher W. Stivers, a 2009 Mechanical Engineering graduate, has been awarded a Tau Beta Pi graduate Fellowship. He plans on pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering. May 4, 2009

Congratulations to Mathew Gabak
Mathew Gabak, ME'09, has won the Inspiring Social Justice Poster Contest sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity and UNITE (Unifying Northeastern Identitites Through Education). March 30, 2009

Making the World a Little Greener
Matilda Urie, a senior mechanical engineering student, was been hired by a Scotland firm to "help develop clean, energy-producing turbines-it's the right thing to do to preserve our planet." March 23, 2009

MCAA wins 1st place in national competition
Congratulations to the Mechanical Contractor Association of America's student group for winning 1st place in the national MCAA's 2008-2009 student chapter competition. March 20, 2009

Polyimide Ripples Created with Focused Ion Beam
Professor Ashkan Vaziri, an assitant professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, working with a team of scientists from three other universities, has been able to create specific nanoscale designs on the surface structure of polyimide by using focused ion beam (FIB) irradiation. March 10, 2009

Engineering students partner with Greek firm to invent robotized cleaning system for solar panels
A group of MIE students have designed a groundbreaking, robotic cleaning system for solar panels that has been submitted for a patent. December 12, 2008

Metghalchi named to Executive Committee
Hameed Metghalchi has been selected as a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Executive Committee. November 11, 2008