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Oct 02, 2020

PhD Spotlight: Jonathan Soucy, PhD’20 – Chemical Engineering

Advised by Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes, Chemical Engineering After receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2015, Jonathan Soucy joined Northeastern University pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering. His research has focused on neurochemistry, specifically on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve systems—the mechanisms by which the brain controls the speed […]

Chemical Engineering

Aug 31, 2020

The Journey to Food Sustainability Requires Chemical Engineering

What do you get when you combine a knack for chemistry and math? A chemical engineering major, according to Samantha Roman, E’20. “I was good at both of them,” she said with a laugh. Although chemical engineering in college is not just chemistry and math, Roman added. “But I chose it because I loved seeing […]

Chemical Engineering

Nov 21, 2019

Taking Research to the NSF I-Corps ‘Shark Tank’

Zach Rogers, a chemical engineering PhD student in Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s lab, developed a novel proposal and was selected to join the Northeastern node of the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program for his work.

Chemical Engineering

May 13, 2019

ChE Alumna Discusses Career Journey

Pik Leng Wong, MS, Chemical Engineering, 2001 and BS, Chemical Engineering, 1999—Pik Leng Wong graduated from the Chemical Engineering BS/MS program in 2001. Pik Leng recently recounted her BS/MS experience at NU, with her Advisor Prof. Carolyn Lee-Parsons, and how it prepared her for her industrial career. How has your Bachelor’s education at Northeastern prepared […]

Chemical Engineering

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Mar 27, 2019

2019 AAAS Student E-Poster Competition Experience

Written by Ada Vernet-Crua, a first-year PhD student advised by Dr. Thomas Webster. About Ada is working in the Nanomedicine lab investigating novel materials for biomedical applications – such as antibacterial and anticancer – utilizing different eco-friendly and cost-effective approaches to produce metallic nanoparticles. Before starting at Northeastern, Ada completed her BS in Chemistry at […]

Chemical Engineering

Oct 30, 2018

AIChE – A Defining Experience

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), which was chartered all the way back in 1938, has been growing in the last few years under the tutelage of current student president Alexis Laundry. So much so that the chapter was named an Outstanding Student Chapter for the 2017–2018 school year and was awarded it at […]

Chemical Engineering

Oct 01, 2018

Exploring and Discovering a Passion for Biochemistry

She received the Undergraduate Early Research and Creative Endeavors Award. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships grants this award to support compelling undergraduate projects executed under the mentorship of department faculty.

Chemical Engineering

Feb 22, 2018

Making World-Changing Progress through Cancer Immunology Research

Jordan Harris, BS, Chemical Engineering, 2017, had a simple goal: Take advantage of Northeastern’s College of Engineering education and experience to gain access to a graduate program to render his opportunities in science and engineering virtually limitless. Graduating with a 4.0 GPA and being accepted into many dual MD/PhD programs, Harris is on target for […]

Chemical Engineering