Northeastern’s College of Engineering announces
the formation of a Bioengineering Department

Created in response to rapidly increasing student interest, expanding bioengineering research opportunities and exponential industry growth, the new Department will

  • develop BS and MS degree programs in Bioengineering
  • integrate the College’s existing PhD program in Bioengineering
  • provide real-world experiential learning for students via hands-on research and cooperative education opportunities
  • develop world-class research programs to address compelling health and sustainability challenges

Intrinsically interdisciplinary, the new department will engage faculty from across the college and university, developing programs in:

  • Biocomputing & Information Processing (bioimaging, bioinformatics, simulation)
  • Systems & Synthetic Biology (biomotor control, cell and tissue engineering, environmental biology, mechanobiology, metabolic engineering)
  • Biodevices (biomaterials, bioMEMs, legal and regulatory issues, nanomaterials)

Northeastern’s ideal location in close proximity to Boston-area medical campuses and the extensive Boston biotech industry will be a strong driver in both research collaborations and the student experience.

This is a very exciting time in the College of Engineering, as significant investments are being made to recruit world-class faculty (53 hires since 2010), enhance our state-of-the-art research facilities, and build a community of accomplished students.

The search for the Inaugural Department Chair has been initiated.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Lee Makowski
Bioengineering Department Interim Chair
Professor of Bioengineering
Chemistry and Chemical Biology