Spotlight Stories

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Oct 14, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Pranali J. Buch, PhD’22 – Chemical Engineering

Originally from India, Pranali Buch, advised by Edgar Goluch, associate professor of chemical engineering, joined the PhD program at Northeastern in the fall of 2017. Prior to graduate school, she worked for bluebird bio in their lentiviral vector process and analytics group as a scientist, and subsequently as a consultant. Her research interest lies in […]

Chemical Engineering

Oct 14, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Vyshnavi Karra, PhD‘22 – Chemical Engineering

Vyshnavi (Vy) Karra earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Rutgers University. As a chemical engineering PhD student, advised by Francisco Hung, associate professor of chemical engineering, she used molecular simulation to model two families of biocompatible nanomaterials. In her first project, Karra developed a coarse-grained model for rosette nanotubes, self-assembled cylindrical structures […]

Chemical Engineering

Oct 14, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Ada Vernet-Crua, PhD’22 – Chemical Engineering

Ada Vernet-Crua joined Northeastern in 2018 to complete her master’s thesis in nanoscience and nanotechnology in collaboration with Rovira and Virgili University in Spain, where she also completed her bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2017. During those brief six months, she fell in love with the city and the research and decided to join the […]

Chemical Engineering

Abigail Koppes working in a lab.

Aug 16, 2022

Abigail Koppes: Advancing Technology, Treatment, and Diversity in Biomedical Engineering

Associate Professor Abigail Koppes, chemical engineering, began her career as a Future Faculty Fellow through Northeastern’s ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development. Today she is an associate professor, has two patents, and numerous young investigator recognitions.

Chemical Engineering

Rachel Joseph standing next to the Tesla sign.

Apr 26, 2022

Solving the Problem of ‘Energy Poverty’

Rachel Joseph, E’23, chemical engineering, is on a mission to ensure that everyone—regardless of their income, address, or race—has access to clean, affordable, and renewable energy. Joseph’s focus on solving the problem of “energy poverty” is part of a journey that began in summer research programs she participated in following her sophomore and junior years […]

Chemical Engineering

Haroon Bukhari

Nov 10, 2021

Chemical Engineering Master’s Student Works Toward Better Electric Vehicles with Battery Materials on Co-op

As electric vehicles become more prominent, accessible, and convenient, it is imperative that research continues to push the reliability of their batteries further. That’s what Haroon Bukhari, a chemical engineering master’s student explores each day as an employee on co-op at Rogers Corporation which is based onsite on Northeastern’s Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Chemical Engineering

David R. Dias Vera

Oct 01, 2021

PhD Spotlight: David R. Dias Vera, PhD’20 – Chemical Engineering

Advised by Abigail Koppes, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering After receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in 2013, David R. Diaz Vera, PhD’20, chemical engineering, worked at Falconbridge Dominicana for almost two years before joining Northeastern University. As a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering […]

Chemical Engineering

May 13, 2021

Creating a Cobalt-free Battery

Chemical engineering student Sydney Morris, E’21, is researching ways to make an efficient, powerful battery that doesn’t require the rare earth mineral cobalt.

Chemical Engineering