World’s wind engineering experts convene at Northeastern

Northeastern’s Luca Caracoglia develops numer­ical method­olo­gies to sim­u­late how tall build­ings will respond to high winds, including hur­ri­canes. Last week he brought his exper­tise to bear as chairman and co-​​host of an inter­na­tional col­lo­quium. More than 200 engi­neering experts from around the world con­vened at North­eastern to dis­cuss how to best ana­lyze and con­struct tall build­ings, bridges, and other non-​​streamlined bodies.

Chemical engineering professor moonlights as webcomic artist

In 2008, Lucas Land­herr cre­ated a slice-​​of-​​life web­comic called “Sur­viving the World” as a way to “main­tain his sanity” while he worked toward becoming a pro­fessor. Today, his comic series—as well as his pen­chant for idio­syn­cratic humor—is shaping his pro­fes­sional life in ways that he never could have imagined.

Student project reimagines Forsyth Street as iconic green space

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern stu­dents have com­bined their knowl­edge of engi­neering and archi­tec­ture to create a plan to revi­talize Forsyth Street, trans­forming it from a prime thor­ough­fare for cars and buses into a lush green space for pedes­trians and bicyclists.

Inspiration for next generation of female engineers

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.

The growth of physics research, and its changing impact on our lives

Over the past cen­tury, the dis­ci­pline of physics has expanded expo­nen­tially, crossing bound­aries into areas as diverse as biology and engi­neering. Net­work sci­en­tists in the lab of Albert-​​László Barabási ana­lyzed how this growth drives tech­no­log­ical break­throughs that improve our lives.

Researchers develop a new tool to guide recovery from disasters

From a cyclone that knocked out swaths of the Indian Rail­ways Net­work to the winter storms that brought the MBTA system to its knees, an urgent need exists for sys­tem­atic strate­gies that speed the recovery of crit­ical life­lines in the wake of dis­as­ters. Thanks to North­eastern researchers, that need is being met.

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Northeastern researcher’s work leads to popular theory bearing his name

It’s not every day that a sci­en­tist gets a theory named after him. But when seis­mol­o­gists learned of North­eastern pro­fessor George Adams’s theory to help pre­dict earth­quake damage, they knew just what to call it: Adams Instability.