The professor and chair of Northeastern’s Department of Chemical Engineering is an internationally renowned researcher who has pioneered the use of nanotechnology to improve medical devices.
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.
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.
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.
Department of Chemical Engineering Chair Thomas Webster explains how nanotechnology could be used to fight Ebola and other deadly viruses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Northeastern researchers conducted a series of interactive experiments, including one with Mentos and soda, to spotlight nanotechnology as part of the SEMI High Tech University program in Maine.
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.
Northeastern hosted the first International Translational Nanomedicine Conference over the weekend, welcoming researchers and industry experts from around the globe.
Distinguished Professor of Physics Sri Sridhar is establishing Northeastern as the go-to knowledge resource for clinical and commercial translation of basic university research.
Chemical engineering professor Thomas Webster’s team developed an injectable, conductive material to regenerate heart tissue after either a heart attack or cardiac disease.
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 […]
Last week I went to an interesting event hosted by Northeastern’s College of Engineering that opened my eyes a little wider to the problem of biofilms. These are colonies of bacterial […]
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 […]
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.
Here are two problems our planet needs help with: 1. Getting rid of all the trash we pile on top of it 2. Making electricity for us in a healthy, sustainable way […]
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 […]
By applying nanopores to established next-generation gene-sequencing technologies, professor Meni Wanunu could help bring the price of a single genome to $100.
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.
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.
When you pluck a banjo string, you trigger a vibration that resonates at a frequency unique to the geometry and material of the string. We can distinguish that frequency as […]
Two Northeastern professors have discovered an unexpected photoswitch that could be used to make highly efficient optical electronics.
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 […]
Moneesh Upmanyu, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Northeastern, has published research on how nanoribbons shape-shift.
Distinguished Professor of Physics Sri Sridhar has been awarded a $560,000 grant from the Department of Defense to develop a technique for treating prostate cancer with nanotechnology.
There’s a great story in the News@Northeastern today about Laura Lewis’ ARPA-E grant — a $3.5million award from the Department of Energy, which Lewis’ team will use to identify new, […]
This week at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society, a group of Northeastern scientists will present the Monet painting of the future. This pile of hay bales is […]
Nanotechnology is a huge field. When I worked at a nanomaterials start-up my dad would often ask me about developments in nanomedicine and I had no clue what to say. Nanotechnology […]