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Chemical engineering encompasses a broad range of cutting-edge research. The diverse education that chemical engineers receive allows them to work at the intersection of a variety of different fields, including biology, chemistry, energy, physics, materials science, and other engineering disciplines.

Chemical engineering research at Northeastern is supported by multiple areas: Biomolecular & Biomedical Systems, Complex & Computational Systems, Energy & Sustainability, Engineering Education & Pedagogy, and Materials & Nanotechnology.

The College of Engineering is also home to a National Science Foundation Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, as well as numerous other research centers and institutes and multidisciplinary research initiatives to push the boundaries of research.

With a premier location in downtown Boston, the department is perfectly located to take advantage of a wealth of collaborations with other universities, as well as local hospitals, medical centers, and industry.

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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 […]