Professor Hanchen Huang’s new theory of nanorod crystal growth could be a game-changer for nanoscale research and have big implications for a range of commercial products, from glue to popular handheld devices.
A team of mechanical engineering capstone students has created an interactive system that alerts bicyclists to nearby objects and intersections and encourages safer biking habits.
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.
Jerry Hajjar, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is helping to design an autonomous low-flying vehicle capable of understanding and predicting structural damage in unsafe and remote locations following disaster events and for longterm maintenance.
Northeastern researchers are developing the world’s smallest actuator for use in advanced NASA technologies as well as everyday household robotics.
Advances in observational technologies show that populations of bacterial cells are as diverse as any other species, but analytical tools have yet to evolve to study this individuality, says associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Ferdi Hellweger.
At the biannual meeting of the National Science Foundation Center for Health Organizations Transformation, graduate students from professor James Benneyan’s Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute presented the results of interdisciplinary projects aimed at fixing the healthcare system.
For 10 years, engineering professor Richard Whalen has held what he calls an “egg-drop competition on steroids.” If you haven’t participated in an egg drop competition yourself, chances are you’ve at least […]
David Pimentel, a fourth-year computer science major, is part of a team that has sent a 13-foot long autonomous robotic boat nicknamed Scout on a 3,500-mile journey from Rhode Island to Spain.
Northeastern hosted the first in a series of regional workshops for the Materials Genome Initiative, an Obama administration effort to reduce the time and cost needed to develop novel materials that can advance manufacturing and strengthen the economy.
New professor Hicham Fenniri, an international leader in nanotechnology, has built organic nanotubes that could lead to breakthroughs in research areas ranging from drug delivery to alternative energy.
New assistant professor Eno Ebong studies the effect of mechanical flow on the vascular system with the hope of finding new targets for preventing, diagnosing, or treating vascular disease.