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NSF CAREER Award to Advance Understanding of Crosslinked Polymer Flows
ChE Assistant Professor Sara Hashmi was awarded a $550,000 NSF CAREER award for “In Situ Polymer Gelation in Confined Flows.” She aims to understand the range of system parameters that lead to intermittency and clogging in crosslinking polymer flows through microchannels, and to provide quantitative descriptions of intermittency and the rheological and material properties of intermittent flows.
NIH Trailblazer Award for Engineering Smarter Gut Metabolites to Affect Human Health
ChE Assistant Professor Benjamin Woolston is leading a $628K NIH Trailerblazer Award with Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes, Associate Professor Abigail Koppes, and Professor Rebecca Carrier for “Engineered Probiotics for Closed-Loop Control of Disease-Associated Gut Metabolites in Gut-On-Chip Models.”
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.
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.
ChE/BioE Associate Professor Eno Ebong is using the Spark Funds she received earlier this year to develop a novel therapeutic that targets the glycocalyx to prevent atherosclerosis, a cardiovascular disease that can lead to secondary cardiovascular events such as strokes or heart attacks.
ChE alum Chris Cogswell, PhD’17, received the 2023 AIChE 35 Under 35 Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He will receive the award at the annual AIChE Conference, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in professional and scientific endeavors.
ChE Professor Debra Auguste participated in a NASA Decadal panel that was featured in Science, Space.com, WMFE Orlando/NPR, Gizmodo, Space News, Space Policy Online, Aviation Week, Tech Times, Trill Magazine, FYI News, University of Florida, Cornell University, and MIT.
ChE/COS Assistant Professor Damilola Daramola’s research on “Considerations for Electrochemical Phosphorus Precipitation: A Figures of Merit Approach” was published by The Electrochemical Society.