• Center for Community Health Education, Research and Service (CCHERS)

    Director: Elmer R. Freeman, PhD of Law, Policy, and Sociology

    The Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. (CCHERS) is a community-based organization that is a community/academic partnership established in 1991 with a $6 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Partnerships in Health Professions Education initiative. The partnership is comprised of Boston Medical Center, the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston University […]

  • Sport in Society

    Director: Dan Lebowitz

    Sport in Society educates and supports emerging leaders and organizations within sport with the awareness, knowledge and skills to implement innovative and impactful solutions for social change. Topical areas of work include: leadership, healthy development, diversity and inclusion, violence prevention, community building, community service, and civic engagement.  We achieve our mission through socially responsible leadership education […]

  • Institute on Race and Justice

    Director: Jack McDevitt Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities

    This interdisciplinary research institute combines faculty and professional staff from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the School of Law and the College of Arts, Media and Design. At the forefront of the national dialogue about race and social policy, the Institute engages in research that examines the influence of race on important questions […]

  • Institute for Security and Public Policy

    Director: Glenn Pierce, Principal Research Scientist, co-director & Nikos Passas, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, co-director

    The Institute for Security and Public Policy led by Northeastern’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, in collaboration with the colleges of Computer and Information Science and D’Amore-McKim School of Business, deals with developing a deeper understanding of the security threats that face America and other countries in the 21st Century. The Institute for Security and […]

  • Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research

    Director: Jack McDevitt is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities

    Uses research to assist government agencies, educational institutions and members of the private sector with the development, enhancement and implementation of contemporary criminal justice policies and issues. The Center’s six criminal justice faculty and research associates wrote a report released by President Clinton in 2000 that recommended ways to improve the reporting of hate crimes […]

  • Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT)

    Director: Michael Silevitch Robert D. Black Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Joint appointment to Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    ALERT seeks to conduct transformational research, technology and educational development for effective characterization, detection, mitigation and response to the explosives-related threats facing the country and the world.

  • Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict

    Director: Gordana Rabrenovic, Associate Professor of Sociology

    Founded with an $800,000 gift from alumnus Irving Brudnick and his wife Betty Brudnick, the Center seeks to reduce conflict and violence between individuals and groups in a variety of areas including: school violence, terrorism, hate crimes, international conflict and warfare, hate speech on campus, religious persecution, and organized hate groups. With six faculty and […]

  • Institute for Global Innovation Management (IGIM)

    Director: Harry W. Lane, Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor of International Business

    An internationally recognized research center that develops effective approaches and solutions to global innovation management and disseminates teaching materials concerning the global challenges facing technology-intensive companies. IGIM’s research focuses on knowledge transfer, the development of innovations using global resources, assembling worldwide product development teams, and understanding intellectual property laws of different countries. IGIM’s 12 faculty […]

  • Center for Family Business

    Director: Ted Clark

    Founded in 1991, The Northeastern University Center for Family Business is a membership organization that provides education, networking opportunities, and support to business families. Adding the complexities of a family and their needs to the dynamics of a competitive business can be a formidable challenge. The Center for Family Business helps business families identify and […]

  • New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute

    Director: Michail Sitkovsky, Eleanor Black Chair in Immunophysiology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

    This institute focuses on the role of tissue inflammation in fighting disease and infection, and the mechanisms that control tissue inflammation in the body. The Institute’s work has immediate implications for anti-cancer strategies and approaches to improved vaccines. Founded in 2003.

  • Marine Science Center (MSC)

    Director: Geoffrey Trussell

    An internationally recognized research institution that focuses on nearshore coastal marine environments. Research at the center focuses on a variety of issues including how environmental change (global warming, invasive species, ocean acidification) impacts and shapes the organization and dynamics of coastal communities, ecological modeling, evolutionary genomics, the causes and consequences of changes in biodiversity, adaptation […]

  • Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine

    Director: Vladmir P. Torchilin, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    The Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine is a recently organized research unit aiming to perform studies on the border between two fast growing scientific areas, Biotechnology and Nanomedicine. The missions of the Center include: 1. Intensive research in such areas as Nanomedicine (pharmaceutical nanocarriers with controllable properties for delivery and targeting of water-insoluble drugs, […]

  • Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems (CIRCS)

    Director: Alain Karma, Professor of Physics

    Working on both complex biological and material science problems, CIRCS’s research includes designing computer models for use in the treatment of cardiac dynamics; finding ways to prevent the HIV virus from replicating in cells; developing new technology to analyze nucleic acids and proteins; studying the self-organized mitotic spindle formation in animal cells; devising computational neuroscience […]

  • Center for Drug Discovery

    Director: Alexandros Makriyannis, George D. Behrakis Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

    Buoyed by nearly $10 million in established grants, the center is dedicated to better understanding drug mechanisms of action and developing new approaches and technologies aimed at improving the discovery of new therapeutic drugs. The main projects include drug design and synthesis, chemical/biochemical approaches for studying drug receptor interactions and the role of membranes in […]

  • Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR)

    Director: Albert-László Barabási, Distinguished Professor, Physics, College of Arts & Sciences

    The Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR), directed by Professor Barabasi, has a simple objective: think networks. The center’s research focuses on how networks emerge, what they look like, and how they evolve; and how networks impact on understanding of complex systems. To understand networks, CCNR’s research has developed to rather unexpected areas. Certain studies […]

  • Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis

    Director: Michael Pollastri, Interim Director

    An internationally recognized center for advanced interdisciplinary research and training in analytical chemistry and biotechnology, the Barnett Institute’s work includes proteomics, biomarker discovery, drug synthesis and development, environmental cancer agent detection and ultrasensitive instrumentation. The Barnett Institute’s research team, which includes two endowed chairs in bioanalytical chemistry, an additional 20 faculty members and research scientists, […]

  • Antimicrobial Discovery Center

    Director: Kim Lewis, University Distinguished Professor

    The mission of the Center is to translate basic science discoveries into novel antimicrobial therapies to combat Biowarfare and conventional pathogen threats. Antimicrobial drug discovery is in a state of crisis ? the last class of broad-spectrum compounds, the fluoroquinolones, was discovered 40 years ago. The rise of multidrug resistant pathogens and the threat of […]

  • New England Healthcare Systems Engineering Partnership (NEHCEP)

    Director: James C. Benneyan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

    The overall vision of the New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership (NEHCEP) is to integrate systems engineering principles and methods into the fabric of VA healthcare operations by building a unique collaboration to develop, test, train, and spread innovative engineering solutions, with the objective that Veterans Health Administration (VHA) become a self-improving system with robust capabilities […]

  • Electronic Materials Research Institute (eMRI)

    Director: Srinivas Sridhar, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Physics

    eMRI’s research is focused on developing new materials and devices for nano-, info- and bio-technologies. Comprised of an interdisciplinary team of 14 faculty from chemistry, engineering, physics and pharmaceutical sciences, the eMRI’s research agenda seeks to characterize and control material processes at the nano-, micro- and mesoscales for a variety of applications: controlling light transmission, […]

  • Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS)

    Director: Michael Silevitch Robert D. Black Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Joint appointment to Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS) is dedicated to revolutionizing the detection of biomedical and environmental-civil objects or conditions that are underground, underwater, or embedded within cells or inside the human body.

  • Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits (CM3IC)

    Director: Vincent G. Harris, William Lincoln Smith Chair, APS Fellow, IEEE Fellow and Carmine Vittoria APS Fellow, IEEE Fellow

    The Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits (or CM3IC) was established in the Fall of 2004 by a grant from the 108th Congress to be administered through the Office of Naval Research. The CM3IC is a research organization located at Northeastern University that combines multidisciplinary expertise to develop novel microwave magnetic materials and […]

  • Center for Microcontamination Control (CMC)

    Director: Ahmed Busnaina, William Lincoln Smith Chair of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

    The CMC is the only Industry/University Research Center established by NSF that is devoted to contamination control for semiconductors (the electrical circuitry in computers). Partnered with the University of Arizona and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the CMC’s seven Northeastern engineering and physics faculty are developing state-of-the-art cleaning techniques for computer microchips and creating micro-sensors that detect […]

  • Center for Communications and Digital Signal Processing (CDSP)

    Director: Gilead Tadmor, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    The CDSP is comprised of nine faculty and 50 graduate students in electrical and computer engineering, whose state-of-the-art research focuses on communications, signal processing, control systems and related computational software and hardware. In collaboration with industrial partners such as Analog Devices, Inc., BBN Technologies and Nokia, faculty and graduate students work on problems ranging from […]

  • ASCC

    Advanced Scientific Computation Center (ASCC)

    Director: Arun Bansil

    The ASCC occupies 2000 sq. ft. of beautifully renovated space in the Dana Research Center at Northeastern University. The high performance cluster contains 16 state-of-the-art EV6.7 (667 MHz) Compaq Alpha processors distributed equally among 4 boxes (es40) with a fast memory channel interconnect between the boxes. Three of these four boxes will have 4GB RAM […]

  • Nanomanufacturing

    Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN)

    Director: Ahmed Busnaina, William Lincoln Smith Chair of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

    The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) is focused on developing tools and processes to enable high-rate/high-volume bottom-up, precise assembly of nanoelements (such as carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles) and polymer nanostructures.