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Solutions to Improve Human Health

Research and technology brings innovation to chemical engineering. From growing new cartilage cells to help osteoarthritus, to improving drug delivery for cancer patients, chemical engineering offers new solutions to some of our greatest societal challenges.

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Cameron Young
BS Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry, 2022

Cameron Young, E’22, chemical engineering and biochemistry, wants to see medical research translate directly to personalized treatments. He has...

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Zach Rogers
PhD Chemical Engineering, 2023

Zach Rogers, a chemical engineering PhD student in Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s lab, developed a novel proposal and...

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NSF CAREER Award to Understand How the Nervous System Regulates Gut Inflammation

Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes, chemical engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. There’s a growing awareness of the connection between the human brain and the intestinal tract, but many questions remain.

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NSF CAREER Award for Advancing Battery Materials

DiPietro Assistant Professor Joshua Gallaway, chemical engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The project will conduct research on advanced battery materials that have the potential for greater energy density and cycle life, while operating in non-flammable water-based electrolytes.

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Engineering in Action

World-Renowned Cooperative Education

Bradley Priem, BS, 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.

Global Research Co-op

Taylor Wilde, BS chemical engineering student, worked in a research lab at École Normale Supérieure, a university in Paris. Wilde collaborated with a postdoctoral researcher to create nanomaterials using a chemical vapor deposition, or CVD, furnace. It helped him land his third co-op at GVD Corporation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where worked again with a CVD furnace. Ultimately, Wilde wants to work in renewable energy and contribute to the efforts across the globe to lower society’s carbon footprint.

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Recent News

2021 Acorn Innovation Awards

Congratulations to ECE Research Assistant Professor Yousof Naderi, Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava, and ChE Assistant Professor Benjamin Woolston for receiving Acorn Innovation Fund Awards which help in the commercialization of scientific breakthroughs in Massachusetts.

Microscopy images depicting the ability of O2-cryogels to restore OT-1 (red, T cells) cytotoxic activity and kill B16-OVA tumor cells (green) under immunosuppressive hypoxic conditions (~1% O2).

Bencherif Publishes “Oxygen-Generating Cryogels Restore T Cell Mediated Cytotoxicity in Hypoxic Tumors” in Advanced Functional Materials

ChE Postdoctoral Research Associate Thibault Colombani (lead author), Loek Eggermont, Stephen Hatfield, Zachary Rogers, PhD’23, Mahboobeh Rezaeeyazdi, PhD’19, Adnan Memic, Michail Sitkovsky, and Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif) published their article Oxygen-Generating Cryogels Restore T Cell Mediated Cytotoxicity in Hypoxic Tumors in the Advanced Functional Materials journal.

Abigail Koppes Selected for 2021 NASA STAR Program

ChE Associate Professor Abigail Koppes was selected to be part of the highly competitive NASA’s Spaceflight Technologies, Application, and Research (STAR) Program for working with NASA and flight-ready experiment design.

Announcing New Engineering Academic Programs

The College of Engineering at Northeastern University announces several new academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including innovative combined majors, to meet industry trends and provide program flexibility for students. Graduate MS in Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing – meets the growing demand for engineers, researchers, and scientists trained in advanced manufacturing and Industry […]