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Dec 16, 2014

Liyuan Liang: Alum named AAAS Fellow

Liyuan Liang, who received her BS in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in 1982, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She was one of ten researchers working with the Department of Energy that received this recognition. Liang directs Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)’s Office of Institutional Planning […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dec 08, 2014

Alumnus Inducted as Chairman of the National Board of Directors

Congratulations to civil engineering alumnus Sam Sleiman E’83, ME’85, who was inducted as Chairman of the National Board of Directors for the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). Mr. Sleiman, the Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at Massachusetts Port Authority, has more than 25 years of experience in the design and construction industry. […]

Civil & Environmental 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 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

Bioengineering a Better Treatment

David Walsh, PhD, Bioengineering, 2016—Every two months, North­eastern bio­engi­neering grad­uate stu­dent David Walsh’s 91-​​year-​​old grand­mother goes to the doctor to receive a drug injec­tion into her eyes. She has wet age-​​related mac­ular degen­er­a­tion. There is no cure, only this inva­sive, recur­ring treatment. To solve this problem, Walsh is devel­oping a device that will pro­vide valu­able […]


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