• Congratulations to recipients of the FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants

    Building a Prototype Hyperspectral Imaging Platform Jeffrey Agar (Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences), Max Diem (Chemistry) The Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database: a vital resource to evaluate disparities in nursing home care John Auerbach (Health Sciences), Gary Young (DMSB/ Health Sciences), Wendy Parmet (Law), Alice Bonner (Nursing), Jean McGuire (Health Sciences) Effects of continental-scale variation in freshwater input […]

  • Faculty News

    On September 23, Dan Adams, assistant professor of architecture, and Marie Law Adams, lecturer in architecture, will celebrate the opening of a new public park that they designed on reclaimed industrial land along the Chelsea waterfront. Dubbed the PORT (Publicly Organized Recreation Territory), the park is located in an active industrial dock where roadway salt […]

  • Northeastern Hosts 2013 SWIM CONFERENCE

    Lack  of clean  water is responsible  for more deaths in the world than war, a stark fact that has made global water access  a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge—and  a potential  point of leadership  for researchers and business  innovators in Massachusetts. To help advance  that goal, the D’Amore-McKim  School of Business sponsored the second […]

  • Protect Researchers Develop Solutions to Groundwater Pollution in Puerto Rico

    Researchers  in Northeastern’s Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats center are advancing innovative approaches to mitigating the groundwater contamination that is suspected of contributing to a preterm birthrate in Puerto Rico that is the highest among the states and territories of the United States. PROTECT,   a collaboration  of experts  in engineering,  public health, and biomedical […]

  • Planning for Disaster

    Center for Resilience Studies Launched The  university has established  a new interdisciplinary research center in the College  of Social Sciences and Humanities  to address the rising threat of natural and man made disasters by promoting  the development of resilient  systems, networks,  and infrastructure  that can withstand and recover quickly from catastrophe. The Center for Resilence […]

  • Faculty News

    Alvero Cuervo-Cazurra, assistant professor of international business and strategy in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, joined the executive committee of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. Four professors of mathematics, Christopher King, Venkatramani Lakshmibai, Mikhail Shubin, and Andrei Zelevinsky, have been named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical […]

  • Deadline Nears for Grant Program Supporting Research Innovation

    The deadline to submit applications to the 2014 TIER 1 internal grant program is fast approaching. This competitive program is designed to encourage individual faculty members to form multidisciplinary teams to secure proof of concept, with a goal of successfully competing for future sponsored research opportunities. Funds are also available as seed grants for faculty […]

  • Selected Funded Projects

    Rebecca Carrier, associate professor of chemical engineering, received funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the effect of lipid ingestion on drug absorption in the human intestines, using mechanistic studies paired with mathematical modeling. The resulting model will enable quantitative prediction to help advance the rational design of delivery vehicles to maximize absorption […]

  • Regional High-Performance Computing Center Opens

    Three years in the making, the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) officially opened its doors in Holyoke on November 16, 2012, the culmination of a historic partnership to develop a world-class, high-performance, academic research computing center. Powered by a combination of “green” and cost-competitive traditionally sourced energy,the center offers a sustainable solution to […]

  • Selected Funded Projects

    Professors Lee Makowski and Dana Brooks, and associate professor Deniz Erdogmus, all in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been funded by the National Science Foundation to advance imaging and signal processing for X-ray solution scattering from proteins, in order to better understand their conformational variety, which will improve functional understanding and potentially […]

  • Snapshot: Research Year In Review

    Fiscal year 2012 was a record-breaking year for Northeastern University research, as reflected in the following metrics of research growth and impact: External awards exceeded $100 million Invention disclosures exceeded 100 (1 per every $1 million) Portfolio of 13 university spun out ventures, five launched in FY12 Research Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE) submissions up […]

  • Faculty News

    On July 4, 2012, scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland, announced the observation of a new, theoretically predicted particle, the Higgs boson, which has been called the ultimate building block for all matter. This particle was detected using a Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), developed by an international collaborative that includes Northeastern’s […]

  • Realizing Healthcare Affordability

    Northeastern healthcare systems engineering program receives major innovation award Healthcare reform has been the focus of intensive national debate, as policymakers work to control spiraling medical costs while extending coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. The recently upheld Affordable Care Act includes a wide variety of provisions designed to make medical care more accessible, affordable, […]

  • Washington Update

    As Congress winds down its work to head out on the campaign trail, it has not finalized FY13 Appropriations bills, which fund research funding agencies, or addressed the “financial cliff” before the election. Congress has now decided that it will pass a continuing resolution to keep the government running at current budget levels until March […]

  • Nanotubes and Silicon

    “A lot of dis­cov­eries in the lab­o­ra­tory are purely acci­dental,” said Swastik Kar, an assis­tant pro­fessor of physics in the Col­lege of Sci­ence. He and Yung Joon Jung, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of mechan­ical and indus­trial engi­neering, have received a three-​​​​year, $309,000 National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion grant to explore a phe­nom­enon they dis­cov­ered entirely by chance, which […]

  • Announcing Phil He as Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education

    Last Fall Professor Luis Falcon who had been Vice Provost for Graduate Education since 2004 returned to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. I am pleased to inform the Northeastern community that Ni (Phil) He, Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has joined the Provost’s Office as Associate Vice Provost for […]

  • Grants in Support of Interdisciplinary Research Projects

    We are pleased to announce a new internal grant program, developed in collaboration by the Office of the Provost and the College Deans, designed to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research at Northeastern and to increase the competitiveness of external proposals.

  • Heather Clark on Nanosensors

    Heather Clark, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, explains her work developing nanosensors that are placed under the skin and fluoresce to indicate a patient’s sodium and glucose levels — which could one day be monitored via a smartphone.

  • Northeastern receives $13.5M award for Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

    Northeastern University has been designated as a Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence funded by a highly competitive, five-year, $13.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI). The University will establish the Center for Translational Cancer Nanomedicine where a multidisciplinary team of scientists, industry and government partners will develop cancer treatments from discovery to delivery.