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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

We are growing! The Department of Chemical Engineering seeks applications for open-rank, interdisciplinary faculty candidates with research interests in biological systems and solutions, food, water, energy nexus, sustainability and resilience, and/or modeling.

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Addressing Global Challenges

Chemical engineering is addressing pressing challenges to advance society such as biomedicine, energy, security, and sustainability. Join an R1 research institution and work alongside accomplished faculty in the heart of Boston - a hub for biotech, medical institutions, high tech, and academia.

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Experiential Learning

Offering rigorous yet flexible academics and top-ranked experience-powered learning to develop the next-generation of chemical engineering leaders.

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Hannah Boyce
Hannah Boyce
BS Chemical Engineering, 2022

Hannah Boyce, E’22, chemical engineering, and president of Northeastern’s chapter of the AIChE, is researching potential new methods of...

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Rachel Joseph
Rachel Joseph
BS Chemical Engineering, 2023

Rachel Joseph, E’23, chemical engineering, is on a mission to ensure that everyone—regardless of their income, address, or race—has...

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From Future Faculty Fellow to Award-Winning Associate Professor with Two Patents

Associate Professor Abigail Koppes began her career as a Future Faculty Fellow through Northeastern's ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development. Today she is an associate professor, has two patents, and her research in the complex interplay between the nervous and enteric systems, the so-called ‘gut-brain’ connection, has received several young investigator recognitions.

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New MS in Pharmaceutical Engineering

Through coursework and rich experiential learning, the new MS in Pharmaceutical Engineering prepares engineers with a unique blend of advanced skills in state-of-the art pharmaceutical design, manufacturing process engineering, regulatory and quality issues to meet the evolving and growing needs of the biotechnology industry.

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Engineering in Action

Chemical Engineering Research Co-op in Switzerland

Chemical Engineering student Hannah Boyce shares her unique experience conducting research abroad at ETH Zurich, one of Europe’s leading biotech institutions.

PhD Research for Impact

With a dream of curing breast cancer, Chinedu Okorafor, PhD in chemical engineering, took full advantage of her Northeastern University curriculum and surrounding biotech centers in Boston. Northeastern’s interdisciplinary approach—sparking collaborations among the sciences—helped her chart her own course toward a degree with many possible rewarding applications.

Reaching Career Goals

For Haroon Bukhari, MS in chemical engineering, the Northeastern experience culminated in a co-op at Rogers Corporation, an innovator in engineered materials. Focusing on applications including electric vehicles, he’s already building a career toward making green technologies safer, more efficient, and more cost-effective.

World-Renowned Cooperative Education

Bradley Priem, BS in chemical engineering, had two co-ops that gave him the ability to delve into a particular industry. At Synlogic he was a bioanalytical chemist and bacterial engineer creating e-coli strains, and at bluebird bio he was an upstream process development engineer for gene production. He now knows he wants to go into the biotech industry and is interested in graduate school too.

Recent News

Lewis Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Distinguished University and Cabot Professor Laura Lewis, ChE/MIE, was elevated to an IEEE Fellow for contributions to the design of magneto-functional materials.

Using Spark Fund Award for High-Throughput Surface Tension Measurements

ChE Assistant Professor Sara Hashmi is using the Spark Funds she received earlier this year to develop a method to enable high-throughput measurements of surface tension or elasticity without requiring the particles or droplets to be transferred from the device. Improving high-throughput surface tension measurements — with Spark Fund Awardee Assistant Professor Sara M. Hashmi […]

Coury Receives ACS Rubber Division’s Bioelastomer Award

ChE University Distinguished Professor Art Coury is the recipient of the ACS Rubber Division’s Bioelastomer Award, which honors significant contributions to the advancement of biomaterials in the field of rubber science and technology.

2022 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]