Student using pipette in the lab.

Research

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.


Quick Facts 2023

13

professional society fellowships

42

tenured/TT and affiliated faculty

26

young investigator awards

$15M

external research awards (2021-23)


Recent News

Avoiding Safety Risks for mRNA Therapeutics

Bouvé/ChE University Distinguished Professor Mansoor Amiji outlines how to check for toxicity of mRNA therapeutics to ensure patient safety.

Northeastern Among Top 100 Universities for Utility Patents

Northeastern University, recognized for its excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship, has once again been named one of the top 100 universities worldwide for securing utility patents by the National Academy of Inventors.

Research Partnership Between Northeastern and University College Dublin Flourishes

ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier is part of one of several new research projects in collaboration with University College Dublin.

Fall 2023 Spark Fund Awardee

ChE Assistant Professor Sara Hashmi has received a second Spark Fund Award from the Center of Research Innovation. The goal of the award is to advance a technology or suite of technologies from academia towards commercialization.