Michael   Greenstein

Michael Greenstein

Industry Professor

Technology Management & Innovation


Professor Greenstein started his engineering career at Brooklyn Technical High, after graduation he attending The City College of New York where he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical).  Upon graduation he worked for General Electric and spent two years on their Manufacturing Management Program.

While working for General Electric, he received a Master of Business Administration, from The University of Louisville and is a Professional Engineer.  After leaving General Electric, he had various positions with Gould, Crouse-Hinds, Amtrak and AT&T/Lucent Technologies.  He is a registered Professional Engineering (Kentucky).

At AT&T/Lucent Technologies he worked for Bell Laboratories, Corporate Education, Submarine Systems, Supply Chain Management and Network Systems.  Retiring from Bell Laboratories in 2001, he accepted a position at Polytechnic Institute of NYU in Brooklyn.  Currently he is the Director of The Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Programs and responsible for the administration of the GEM  and internship programs.

Journal Articles

  • Bugliarello, G., M. Greenstein and W. B. Shore, “Using Technology to Enhance the Economic Efficiency of Small Retail Establishments,” Applied Research in Economic Development, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2007
  • Bugliarello, G., M. Greenstein, W. Shore, B. Williams, M. Bobker and C. Helm, “JUT Note: Technology and Bodegas,” Journal of Urban Technology, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 113 – 122, August 2006


University of Louisville , 1977

Master of Business Administration,

The City College of New York (CUNY), 1971

BE, Mechanical

Research Interests

  • Design for manufacturability
  • Working with local industries to improve their operations


National Science Foundation Grant Number 0227693, ()

Introduction of Point-of-Service Scanning Technology Linked to Cash Registers in Small Grocery Stores Owned by Minority Communities in New York City