Research & Resource Centers
Advanced Scientific Computing Center (ASCC)
STARDEC — the Scientific Computing Facility at Northeastern.
Antimicrobial Discovery Center
The mission of the Antimicrobial Discovery Center is to translate basic science discoveries into novel antimicrobial therapies to combat Biowarfare and conventional pathogen threats. Funded by grants from the NIH, NSF, and DOE -- and directed by Kim Lewis -- the Center draws faculty members from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Brudnick Center for the Study of Violence & Conflict
Seeking solutions to problems of hostility and hatred based on group differences.
Center for the Arts
The arts at Northeastern University.
Center for Complex Network Research
The Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR), directed by Professor Albert-László Barabási, has a simple objective: think networks. The center's research focuses on how networks emerge, what they look like, and how they evolve; and how networks impact on understanding of complex systems. Certain studies include the topology of the world wide web - showing that webpages are, on average, 19 clicks form each other; complex cellular network inside the cell - looking at both metabolic and genetic networks; and the Internet's Achilles' Heel. The center's researchers have even ventured to study how actors are connected in Hollywood.
Center for Drug Discovery
Dedicated to the discovery of novel medications and the development of approaches and technologies aimed at improving the discovery of new therapeutic drugs.
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Through the Center, the College of Arts and Sciences offers students the opportunity to study in a broad range of interdisciplinary programs suited to their curricular or career objectives and also permits students to design their own independent programs of study.
Center for Labor Market Studies
The Center for Labor Market Studies is an applied research, evaluation, and policy-oriented technical assistance unit located within the Department of Economics of Northeastern University.
Center for Renewable Energy Technology (NUCRET)
NUCRET aims to be at the frontier of science and technology for clean energy conversion and storage. The range of their efforts includes materials science, advanced in situ spectroscopy, micro-fabrication methods, and manufacturing technology. Besides research, they focus on education, outreach and entrepreneurship. The center represents a multi-disciplinary team of chemists, physicists, engineers and economist/policy analysts. NUCRET collaborates with worldwide partners dedicated to clean energy and water
Center for STEM Education at Northeastern University
Bringing together teachers, scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to improve New England school children's access to, excitement about, and understanding of mathematics and science.
Center for Translational NeuroImaging (CTNI)
Providing services to the academic community interested in the areas of animal modeling and drug testing to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of CNS diseases.
Community-Based Research Initiative
Sponsors applied research projects that focus on Boston, its metropolitan area, and the state of Massachusetts in the context of issues that have resulted in significant community concern and presented a window of opportunity for change. Teams of senior-level students will be assembled to carry out research under faculty supervision and defined in partnership with local civic, public affairs, and social service groups.
Electronic Materials Research Institute
eMRI’s research focuses on developing new materials and devices for nano-, info- and bio-technologies. Comprised of an interdisciplinary team of 14 faculty from chemistry, engineering, physics and pharmaceutical sciences, the eMRI research agenda seeks to characterize and control material processes at the nano-, micro- and mesoscales for a variety of applications: controlling light transmission, revolutionary improvements to fuel cells' performance, computational modeling of processes at the nanoscale, tumor-targeted drug delivery, novel anticancer chemotherapies and mitochondrial gene therapy.
Building on Northeastern University’s tradition of linking scholarship and society, the Humanities Center was founded in 2008 to foster conversation and collaboration among politicians and writers, philosophers and scientists, historians and health-care providers, journalists and entrepreneurs, artists and lawyers, researchers and practitioners, and others. The Center seeks to bring together thinkers who can help define the critical questions that need addressing and also respond imaginatively to topical issues as they arise. Through working groups, forum discussions, symposia, seminars, workshops, informal dialogues, conferences, and joint projects, the Center will support a wide-ranging interdisciplinary exchange of ideas in an atmosphere of respect for different perspectives, experience, and expertise
Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems (CIRCS)
Solving interdisciplinary research problems with the free exchange of ideas between scientists of different disciplines.
Kitty & Michael Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy
Faculty, staff, and students pool their expertise, resources, and commitment to address a wide range of issues facing cities, towns, and suburbs with emphasis on the Greater Boston region.
Marine Science Center
A marine research and educational facility of Northeastern University, located on the peninsula of Nahant, Massachusetts.
New England First Amendment Center at Northeastern
A joint undertaking of the New England First Amendment Coalition and the University's School of Journalism. The goal of the New England First Amendment Coalition and its academic partner is to defend, promote and expand public access to government and the work it does.
New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute
Focusing on the role of tissue inflammation in fighting disease and infection, and the mechanisms that control tissue inflammation in the body. The Institute's work has immediate implications for anti-cancer strategies and approaches to improved vaccines.