Growing up in France, Nadine Aubry knew that she wanted to harness the power of engineering to make a positive impact on the world. Now, as dean of the College of Engineering, she is shaping the future of engineering education while being recognized for her achievements through prestigious appointments and major awards.
Sam Felton, a newly appointed assistant professor of engineering, has built robots that start as a flat sheet of paper, and fold themselves into three-dimensional,3-D functioning machines. He joined Northeastern’s College of Engineering this year, and aims to harness the power of this technique to make everything from self-assembling buildings to self-folding robots that could be launched into space.
New chemical engineering professor Debra Auguste studies human biology at the cellular level with an eye toward identifying more effective drug delivery therapies.
Carl Fiester helped design a state-of-the-art autonomous underwater vehicle that last year captured unique footage of great white sharks’ behavior off the coast of Mexico. Earlier this week, the footage was featured on a Shark Week show on the Discovery Channel.
In honor of National Engineers Week, three members of Northeastern’s Society of Women Engineers share what inspired them to pursue degrees in the field and how they’re working to attract more young women to do the same.
Northeastern and MIT are the only universities in the country chosen by NASA to perform advanced research and development work on humanoid robots—robots that could play a role in NASA’s plan to send astronauts to Mars.
Crossing a busy city intersection can be a precarious task for any pedestrian, a maze fraught with various obstacles. A new app, designed by Northeastern engineering students, would help blind or visually impaired people navigate that maze.
Colville, E’15, says his favorite memory of his time at Northeastern will be the permanent legacy he’ll leave behind: helping to launch the Department of Bioengineering.
Emma Kaeli, E’18, was one of 260 students selected from a nationwide pool of more than 1,000 applicants to receive this prestigious award for those interested in pursuing research careers.
Researchers at Northeastern University’s High Performance Materials and Structures Laboratory are looking to the characteristics of animal scales to help them develop the next generation of lightweight armor systems.
U.S. businesses suffered a score of data breaches in 2014. Here, William Robertson, an assistant professor and web security expert, explains what we can expect from cybersecurity in the new year.
Marta Skomin, E’14, spent her 2012 spring break in Silicon Valley, networking with high-tech employers and learning more about the industry. The experience led first to a co-op job and then to a full-time position with the same company.