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Addressing Global Challenges

Chemical engineering is addressing pressing challenges to advance society such as biomedicine, energy, security, and sustainability. Conduct cutting-edge research in areas such as Biomolecular and Biomedical Systems; Complex and Computational Systems; Energy and Sustainability; Engineering Education and Pedagogy; and Materials and Nanotechnology. Through our flexible programs and focus on experiential learning, including our top-ranked co-op program, our students are prepared as next-generation engineering leaders.

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

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.

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.

Recent News

Announcing the new MS in Pharmaceutical Engineering at Northeastern University

The College of Engineering and Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University are offering a new Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Engineering. Both colleges began to recognize the growing need in the pharmaceutical sector for people that have both an engineering background as well as understand the regulatory environment of the pharmaceutical industry. “The […]

Courtney Pfluger

Pfluger wins Best Division Paper and Best PIC 5 Paper at Annual ASEE Conference

ChE Associate Teaching Professor Courtney Pfluger won the best paper in the Design in Engineering Education Division and won the best paper in the Professional Interest Council 5 at the Annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference.

Improving Fluidic Devices for Cell Cultures

ChE Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes and Associate Professor Abigail Koppes were awarded a patent for designing a “Fluidic device and method of assembling same.”

2022 Engineering Departmental Co-op Awardees

The College of Engineering Departmental Co-op team was proud to celebrate the 9th Annual Co-op Awards with our recipients on May 16, 2022, at the Cabral Center in the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute. These awards celebrate the exemplary work of a select group of undergraduate and graduate students who have shown great promise and […]