Northeastern unveils state-​​of-​​the-​​art nanoscale printing system

Uni­ver­sity leaders and researchers joined rep­re­sen­ta­tives from industry and gov­ern­ment agen­cies on Wednesday at Northeastern’s Kostas Research Insti­tute to cel­e­brate NanoOPS, a new nanoscale printing system that could trans­form nanoman­u­fac­turing and spur inno­va­tion in areas such as elec­tronics, med­i­cine, and energy storage.

Small’ transformation yields big changes

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of researchers led by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has devel­oped a novel method for con­trol­lably con­structing pre­cise inter-​​nanotube junctions—an inno­va­tion that could have major real-​​world appli­ca­tions in a range of industries.

New grant supports co-​​ops in cancer nanomedicine

With sup­port from the National Insti­tutes of Health’s National Cancer Insti­tute, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will partner with the Dana-​​Farber/​Harvard Cancer Center to pro­vide co-​​op expe­ri­ences to under­grad­uate stu­dents, who will receive training to study and con­duct cancer nanomed­i­cine research.

From stronger Kevlar to better biology

With sup­port from the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion, assis­tant pro­fessor Mar­ilyn Minus will apply her research into designing mate­rials stronger than Kevlar to create better syn­thetic col­lagen fibers and flame-​​retardant coatings.

A beautiful, peculiar molecule

In the latest install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series, Nobel lau­reate Sir Harold Kroto dis­cussed his dis­covery of Buck­min­ster­fullerene with a standing-​​room-​​only audience.

Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Biolom

Biolom co-​​founder and North­eastern post-​​doctoral research asso­ciate Asan­terabi Malima shares his thoughts about turning his research in the Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing into a business.

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Metallic personalities

Civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering pro­fessor Philip Larese-​​​​Casanova has had a life-​​​​long love affair with metals. In his work in aquatic envi­ron­mental chem­istry, he looks at how metallic pol­lu­tants trans­form and […]

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Stronger than Kevlar, light as a tee-​​shirt, and cheap all over

Forty years ago, Dupont Com­pany rev­o­lu­tion­ized pro­tec­tive gear when they intro­duced Kevlar, a fiber made of super-​​​​strong, rigid polymer mol­e­cules belonging to a small class called aramids. Since then, improvements […]

School of Pharmacy celebrates 50 years of excellence

Over the weekend, gen­er­a­tions of North­eastern alumni, fac­ulty, staff, uni­ver­sity leaders, and cur­rent stu­dents, came together to com­mem­o­rate the school’s proud his­tory and look for­ward to its bright future.

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Data for the debates

Sixty mil­lion people are expected to tune in on Wednesday night to watch the first pres­i­den­tial debate of this elec­tion season. While the debates them­selves may not deter­mine the outcome […]

A small-​​scale solution with a large-​​scale impact

Researchers at Northeastern’s Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing have devel­oped a new device that could dra­mat­i­cally reduce the cost of microchips, which play inte­gral roles in our high-​​tech society.

The language of neural cells

Heather Clark, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of phar­ma­ceu­tical sci­ences, has received a $300,000 Young Fac­ulty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to explore neural cell communication.

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Killing cancer the simple way

Tar­geted drug delivery is a hot topic these days. Chemotherapy, for example, blindly kills any­thing in its path — these drugs don’t dis­tin­guish between healthy cells and can­cerous cells; they […]