The power of global research opportunities

Thomas Web­ster, pro­fessor and chair of the chem­ical engi­neering depart­ment, knows the value of working over­seas and of con­ducting research out­side North­eastern. Putting the two together, he launched a summer pro­gram that gives under­grad­u­ates research oppor­tu­ni­ties at seven uni­ver­si­ties around the world and brings stu­dents from those insti­tu­tions here.

Highway of dreams for microbiologists

A few years ago, biol­o­gists Slava Epstein and Yoshiteru Aoi fan­ta­sized about a device that would work like a highway lane clo­sure to iso­late pure bac­te­rial sam­ples from the envi­ron­ment. They teamed with assis­tant pro­fessor of chem­ical engi­neering Ed Goluch to make their dream a reality.

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Paper towels that pack a punch against bacteria

Of the three ways we can dry our hands after scrub­bing down, the paper towel method tends to be the most hygienic. When I asked chem­ical engi­neering pro­fessor and chair […]

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Dainty flower is relentless cancer killer in disguise

When I was in high school I read a book called Tales of a Shaman’s Appren­tice that I thought was going to define the rest of my life (I’ve always […]

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Putting renewable back into renewable energy

Salem Zahmi grew up under a very hot sun. So it’s no wonder that this grad­uate stu­dent from the United Arab Emi­rates is studying solar energy. He hopes to contribute […]