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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.

Spotlight Stories

Anthony Stohr
Anthony Stohr
BS Chemical Engineering, 2021

Anthony Stohr, E'21, chemical engineering, received the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship to support his...

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Li Jiao
PhD Chemical Engineering, 2021

Li Jiao, PhD’21, chemical engineering, currently working in Affiliated Faculty Sanjeev Mukerjee’s research group, was published in Nature Materials...

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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

Creating a Device for Early Detection of Disease Using Exhaled Breath

ECE Professor Nian X. Sun and ChE Associate Teaching Professor Adam Ekenseair were awarded a patent for “Molecularly-imprinted electrochemical sensors.”

Northeastern Chemical Engineering Faculty and Alumni Elected to AIChE K-12 Committee Leadership

Northeastern University will be well-represented in the leadership for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) K-12 Committee in 2022, following recent elections by committee members.

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New Faculty Spotlight: Srirupa Chakraborty

Srirupa Chakraborty joins the Chemical Engineering department in January 2022 as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

Qing Zhao

New Faculty Spotlight: Qing Zhao

Qing Zhao joins the Chemical Engineering department in January 2022 as an Assistant Professor.