Industry Partnerships

Partnership with Northeastern’s College of Engineering can occur in a variety of ways—most commonly, companies look for workforce development initiatives, student placement in industry, and targeted research. The first step is a conversation to understand your real-world business needs.

View our College of Engineering talent portal, highlighting PhD candidates and postdocs seeking career opportunities in industry and academia.

PhD Candidate and Postdoc Talent Portal

In addition to traditional research-oriented graduate degrees, specialized Master of Science degrees and Graduate Certificates designed specifically for working engineering and technical professionals are offered. The Graduate School of Engineering enjoys an outstanding reputation and offers flexible program structures, including full-time and part-time programs as well as courses offered online via streaming video, an excellent option for those pursuing graduate study while maintaining a career.

Academic Programs

Our signature cooperative education program (co-op) is both good business and good for business. With talented young workers on staff on whom you can depend, your experience employees can turn their attention to developing new strategic initiatives. By nurturing young talent, your company is laying the foundation for those who will guide the work in years to come. Co-op employers gain cost-effectiveness, support, and the opportunity to engage with budding talents in the field.

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Industry and government partner with Northeastern for basic and applied research. The reason is simple: they know that at Northeastern, our two guiding principles are interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement with the real world. These principles are reflected in our research programs, which are driven by critical issues in materials, processes, systems and infrastructure. Our research collaborations are a win-win-win: our partners receive knowledge and products tailored to their needs, our researchers validate and extend their work, and our students receive training and experience to become the next generation of effective technologists.

Engineering Research       Center for Research Innovation

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Each of our academic departments has an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) to help faculty develop programs mapping to emerging and current industry needs. View current IAB members by department:


Akram N. Alshawabkeh
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Global University Campus,  Office of the Dean
George A. Snell Professor of Engineering and University Distinguished Professor,  Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director,  PROTECT Superfund Research Center
Director,  Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE)

Geoenvironmental engineering, soil and groundwater remediation; electrokinetic and electrochemical processes; contaminant fate and transport environmental restoration

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.

Mike Booras
Assistant Dean,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Marybeth Savicki
Marybeth Savicki
Senior Director of Corporate Relations,  Corporations and Foundations

Jennifer Walters
Associate Director of Corporate Relations,  Corporations and Foundations