ChE Communication Lab

The Comm Lab offers on-line workshops and peer-to-peer coaching for graduate-level writing and communication tasks for course work and for research.  ​The Comm Lab is also offering on-line office hours for quick questions relating to tips and tools you might need for your writing and communication tasks.  Click “schedule appointment” below to request a one-hour peer-to-peer coaching session or a 15-minute office hour.  Please contact our Program Coordinator, Tracy Carter ( with any questions.

The Comm Lab brings a discipline-specific perspective to assist you with the task at hand—whether you’re working on a manuscript, poster, presentation, or other projects.

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ChE Comm Lab Fellows


Vyshnavi Karra, or “Vy”, is a 4th year Ph.D student, working in Professor Francisco Hung’s Lab. His lab works on developing computational models of different systems, and specifically Vy’s research is on developing models for a rosette nanotubes for drug delivery systems and bullet-proof body armor. She has presented posters at AIChE and ACS, and has been a mentor in different capacities over the years, such as ChemE Day. Prior to joining Northeastern, she oversaw a women in STEM mentoring program as a master’s student at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Vy has also been working on a book on the importance of science advocacy and the relationship between science and government, publishing in December 2020.
Nick O’Hare is a 2nd year PhD student working in Professor Eno Ebong’s lab. The lab focuses on how endothelial mechanotransduction can prevent or promote a variety of diseases related to blood vessel dysfunction. More specifically, his work centers around the relationship between endothelial glycocalyx and the blood-brain barrier as well as improving in vitro Blood Brain Barrier modeling. Nick is also the first-year representative for the graduate student council and a 2020 graduate research fellow recipient. Through Commlab, he hopes to support others with their technical communication skills while promoting greater scientific accessibility.