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Thomas Webster

Chair & Professor of Chemical Engineering



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Faculty’s summer assignment: prepare for the fall semester

North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers were hard at work this summer preparing to teach their fall courses. Here’s a look at some of the brand new courses they’ve devel­oped and the work that goes into preparing for the new aca­d­emic year.

09/08/15 - BOSTON, MA. -  Magy Seif El-Nasr, associate professor with joint appointments in the College of Computer and Information Science and the College of Arts, Media and Design works in her office at Northeastern University on Sept. 8 2016. Photo by: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Northeastern faculty spark a sea change in the nanomedicine field

Pro­fes­sors Srinivas Sridhar and Thomas Web­ster launched the Nanomed­i­cine Academy of Minority Serving Insti­tu­tions to bring a diverse work­force into this emerging field and cutting-​​edge med­ical advances into the world.

Nano medication and medical technology and nanotechnology medicine concept as a group of microscopic nano robots or nanobots programed to kill human disease emerging from an open pill capsule as a futuristic health care icon.

Picotechnology in the center of new research partnership

Nan­otech­nology researchers at North­eastern are joining forces with Wen­zhou Med­ical Uni­ver­sity in China to col­lab­o­rate in the new field of picotechnology—and combat eye infections.

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Northeastern Ebola Experts

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity fac­ulty from mul­tiple dis­ci­plines bring their exper­tise to the Ebola crisis.


Attack Ebola on a nanoscale

Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering Chair Thomas Web­ster explains how nan­otech­nology could be used to fight Ebola and other deadly viruses.


Professor to lead U.S. biomaterials research society

Thomas Web­ster, pro­fessor and chair of Northeastern’s Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering, has been named pres­i­dent of the U.S. Society for Bio­ma­te­rials, a 3,000-plus-member orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to enhancing human health and quality of life through bio­ma­te­rials research.

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Take 5: Questions of the heart

From studying the physics of a heart­beat to designing new car­diac dis­ease detec­tion methods, these five researchers have the heart on the brain.


3Qs: New ways to treat injuries like Gronk’s

Pro­fessor Thomas Web­ster, chair of the Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering, is exploring nanomed­i­cine approaches that could have a major impact on healing sports injuries like those suf­fered by Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski, who tore his ACL and MCL.

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A soda explosion of knowledge

North­eastern researchers con­ducted a series of inter­ac­tive exper­i­ments, including one with Mentos and soda, to spot­light nan­otech­nology as part of the SEMI High Tech Uni­ver­sity pro­gram in Maine.


The past, present, and future of nanomedicine

North­eastern hosted the first Inter­na­tional Trans­la­tional Nanomed­i­cine Con­fer­ence over the weekend, wel­coming researchers and industry experts from around the globe.


How nanotechnology could keep your heart healthy

Chem­ical engi­neering pro­fessor Thomas Webster’s team devel­oped an injectable, con­duc­tive mate­rial to regen­erate heart tissue after either a heart attack or car­diac disease.

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Using nanomaterials for tissue regeneration

From veins to bones and neu­rons, chem­ical engi­neering chair Thomas Web­ster uses nano­ma­te­rials to improve tissue regen­er­a­tion across a variety of phys­i­o­log­ical settings.

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