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Computational EM Modeling
ECE Associate Professor Hossein Mosallaei was awarded a $1M DOD MURI grant to work on computational EM modeling for “Strongly Linked Multiscale Models for Predicting Novel Functional Materials”. April 18, 2014

1st Competition = 1st Place
The new American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) club won first place in the Target Altitude Event at their very first competition at "Battle of the Rockets" in Culpeper, VA. April 18, 2014

Honoring Highest Achievements
Congratulations to the 14 COE faculty, staff, and students that were honored at the Academic Honors Convocation. April 18, 2014

Impres­sive Achieve­ments
23 College of Engineering students were chosen for this year’s “Huntington 100”, a prestigious honor given to the most outstanding students for their hard work and achievements. April 14, 2014

New NEMS THz Technology
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi was awarded a $400K NSF CAREER grant to develop Chip Scale, High Resolution and Ultra-Fast Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging using NEMS. April 14, 2014

Building a Concrete Canoe
After 5,000-man hours designing a lighter design from last year, the NU Concrete Canoe team will compete at the ASCE New England Regional Concrete Canoe Competition on April 26. April 11, 2014

Double Win at RISE 2014
PhD Bioengineering student David Walsh & Juliette Kassas (COS) were awarded the Excellence in Research award AND the Graduate Engineering and Technology Research award at this year's RISE 2014 Expo. April 11, 2014

Outstanding Research Award
ECE PhD student Ceyhun Karbeyaz received a Graduate Computer and Information Sciences Research Award at this year's RISE Expo for a Web-based Laboratory for Computational Social Science. April 11, 2014

Entrepreneurship Excellence
Amir Farjadian (BioE PhD), Qingchao Kong (MIE PhD), Carlo Sartori (MIE BSMS), & Constantinos Mavroidis (MIE Prof) received an Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award at this year's RISE Expo. April 11, 2014

Interdisciplinary Research
Jodi Belz (BioE PhD), Stacey Markovic (EE PhD), and Mark Niedre (ECE Assisant Professor) were awarded a Graduate Interdisciplinary Research Award at this year's RISE Expo. April 11, 2014

COE Dean's Award
ECE PhD Aida Ehyaei was awarded the COE Dean's Award at this year's RISE Expo for "A System For Gathering Data on Sleep Behavior and Context in the Home Setting". April 11, 2014

SREC Engineering Award
BSME student Robinson Greig was awarded the SREC Engineering Award at this year's RISE Expo for "Gather – Enhanced Short-Term Social Event Discovery and Planning". April 11, 2014

Abur Receives PES Award
ECE professor Ali Abur is the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award. April 10, 2014

Outstanding Honors
The Black Engineering Student Society won big at the NSBE Annual Convention:

  • Outstanding Region 1 Chapter of the Year,
  • Outstanding Regional Chapter in the Nation for the Year,
  • Outstanding Chapter of the Month of November,
  • Outstanding Region 1 Zone Chapter of the Year
April 10, 2014

Webster Elected President of Society for Biomaterials
ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was elected to be the 2015-16 President for the Society for Biomaterials, the largest world-wide society focused on the design, synthesis, and evaluation of biomaterials. April 9, 2014

Wonder of Human Movement
ECE & COS Professor Dagmar Sternad received the 50th annual Robert D. Klein University Lecturer Award and presented on "The wonder of human move­ment: How the brain con­trols the body". April 9, 2014

1st Place at ASPB Meeting
Congratulations ChE PhD students Noreen Rizvi & Sydney Shaw for receiving 1st place (in the oral presentation and poster presentation, respectively) at the Northeast ASPB meeting at the University of Rhode Island. April 9, 2014

Managing Network Spikes
ECE Assistant Professor Ningfang Mi is using her $350K Air Force Young Investigator Award to generate a model that is able to manage computing resources better during bursts in internet activity. April 8, 2014

Prestigious FIRST Award
Besides winning for the 3rd time in a row, the NUTRONS won the Chairman’s Award, the most prestigious FIRST award which honors teams that represent a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST Robotics. April 7, 2014

Premier Student Chapter
The Engineers Without Borders student group has been named the National Premier Student Chapter for 2014 from a pool of over 200 student chapters from around the country. April 1, 2014

Learning from Tragedy
After the recent landslide in Washington, CIV professor & Senior Associate Dean Thomas Sheahan discusses what causes a mudslide and possible preventative measures. March 31, 2014

Excellence in Research
ChE Professor Laura Lewis is a recipient of the Northeastern Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award which honors outstanding research of national and international significance. March 28, 2014

COE Silicon Valley Spring Break
ECE Professor & Chair Sheila S. Hemami, Professor David Kaeli, and Coop Coordinators Brian Albrecht & George Kent arranged for ECE students to visit a range of Silicon Valley companies, meet with employees, and hear presentations on company benefits. March 28, 2014

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security had a ribbon cutting celebration for their new industry-​​academic partnership with the Rogers Corporation. March 26, 2014

Sternad Selected Klein Lecturer
ECE & COS Professor Dagmar Sternad has been selected as this year’s Robert D. Klein University Lecturer. This award honors faculty members who have contributed to their field of study and share that scholarship with the University and the general public. March 25, 2014

Prestigious Science Award
ECE students Gregory Allan & Tushar Swamy are recipients of this year’s Barry M. Goldwater Scholar award. This national award is considered to be one of the most competitive science scholarships in the country. March 24, 2014

2nd Patent in 2 Months
MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina & Research Associate Professor Sivasubramanian Somu were awarded a patent for their Multi-biomarker Biosensors. March 24, 2014

Muftu Appointed ASME Associate Editor
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Professor Sinan Muftu has been appointed the Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Tribology. March 20, 2014

Inspiring Kids at Home
EE Alum Mohamed Kante, ’12 is developing iNERDE STEM Summer camp to inspire children in Mali with the tools and confidence that they need to make real changes in their communities. March 20, 2014

FY15 TIER 1 Award Recipients
19 COE faculty were recipients of FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $500K dollars of investment in research. March 20, 2014

Pursuing Vertical Flight
Congratulations to mechanical engineering student Craig Schmidt, Jr. who was awarded the 2014-15 Richard M. Carlson scholarship from the Vertical Flight Foundation. March 20, 2014

Record Breaking Increase
The Chemical Engineering department had the LARGEST 2-year jump that US News & World Report has ever had in the history of rankings of graduate engineering programs! March 19, 2014

Nano-scale Templating
MIE Assistant Professor Marilyn Minus was awarded a $400K NSF CAREER grant to develop a new manufacturing process to control polymer molecular alignment in nano-composite materials. March 5, 2014

Filtering Photos for Data
ECE & CCIS Assistant Professor Y. Raymond Fu is developing visual recognition software to determine what information is relevant in publicly available photos. March 3, 2014

Multipurpose Nanocrystals
ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was featured in the Boston Herald for his use of nanocrystals to fix everything from potholes to cancer cells. March 3, 2014

More Accurate Climate Models
CIV Associate Professor Auroop Ganguly wants to use Big Data tools to gather information from multiple sources to make more accurate predictions of climate change. February 24, 2014

ISEC Groundbreaking
Members of Northeastern & the Boston community were present for the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex groundbreaking ceremony. February 24, 2014

Increasing Computer Speed
MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung and physics assis­tant pro­fessor Swastik Kar were featured in Nature Photonics for creating the first device that integrates optical & electronic signals to perform the most elementary computational operations. February 19, 2014

VAST Program Featured
The ALERT’s VAST program which is partnered with the TSA and CLE airport was featured on fedscoop.com for "Researchers solve major security problem for airports". February 18, 2014

Heart Healthy Research
ChE faculty members Thomas Webster, Eno Ebong, and Shashi Murthy were featured in news@Northeastern for their research in making the heart healthier. February 18, 2014

West Awarded DNI Grant
ChE Assistant Professor Richard West was awarded an $100K Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grant from the American Chemical Society. February 12, 2014

Reconfigurable RF systems
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi received a $524K DARPA grant to develop high level intrinsically switchable and programmable MEMS filter arrays. February 7, 2014

Bold Design Concepts
The designs for the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building were featured in ASCE’s Civil Engineering magazine. February 7, 2014

Nanowire into Nanocircuit
Sivasubramanian Somu (MIE), Ahmed Busnaina (MIE), Nicol McGruer (ECE), & George Adams (MIE) were awarded a patent for their method of integrating a single nanowire into a nanocircuit. January 30, 2014

Mi Receives $350K Air Force Young Investigator Award
ECE Assistant Professor Ningfang Mi received a $350K Air Force Young Investigator Award to Create An Integrated Management Layer To Administer Heterogeneous Resources in Dynamic Workflow Clusters. January 29, 2014

Mosallaei Gets $500K Grant
ECE Associate Professor Hossein Mosallaei received a $500K AFOSR grant to investigate a new paradigm for light manipulation, Nanoantennas for Engineering Waves on the Surface. January 29, 2014

Students Win Paper Competition
HSyE IE students Serpil Mutlu (PhD) and Rachel Miller (MS) won the 2014 Institute of Industrial Engineers graduate student healthcare paper competition for their paper "Optimizing Resident Based Teamlet Schedules to Improve Continuity in Primary Care". January 27, 2014

Creating Smaller Nanorods
MIE Chair & Professor Hanchen Huang has redefined the classical theory of crystal growth by synthesizing the smallest copper nanorods ever created. January 27, 2014

Huang Selected as Fellow
MIE Chair & Professor Hanchen Huang was selected to become a Fellow of ASME for his contributions to nanomechanics and nanofabrication. January 22, 2014

Fu Receives INNS Young Investigator Award
ECE and CCIS Assistant Professor Y. Raymond Fu received the 2014 International Neural Network Society's Young Investigator Award for his contributions in the field of Neural Networks. January 21, 2014

Fu Awarded $160K Grant
ECE and CCIS Assistant Professor Y. Raymond Fu received a $160K grant from Samsung to support his research in visual recognition. January 16, 2014

Redesigning the Cellphone
ECE Associate Professor Nian Sun has developed a method for RF circuits to be tunable on both the capacitor & inductor side, allowing for smaller cell phones and longer battery life. January 14, 2014

Webster Selected Fellow
ChE professor & chair Thomas Webster was selected as a Fellow of the Ernst Strüngmann Forum, which is dedicated to the promotion of interdisciplinary communication and research. January 13, 2014

Murthy to Select Features
ChE Associate Professor Shashi Murthy was appointed as a member of the Features Advisory Panel for the American Chemical Society’s journal Analytical Chemistry. January 13, 2014

Bike can Detect Danger
Supervised by Professor Constantinos Mavroidis, a team of MIE capstone students have created a Smart Bike to alert the rider and nearby cars of any danger. January 7, 2014

Patterson Awarded Grant
CEE & COS Professor Mark Patterson was awarded a $291K NSF grant to determine how environmental stresses affect the gastrovascular system in perforate and imperforate corals January 6, 2014

Analyzing Security Fraud
ECE and CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda discusses Target’s recent unprecedented security breach and how cyberattacks have grown over the years. December 23, 2013

Ligament Nanomedicine
ChE professor & chair Thomas Webster explains how his department is using nanomaterials to promote healing of damaged ligament tissue. December 17, 2013

Thank You NU Epsilon Zeta
The NU Epsilon Zeta chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity presented a check to the Center for STEM Education to support enrichment programs for middle & high school students. December 16, 2013

Mavroidis Elected Fellow
With more than three dozen patents submitted in the past ten years, MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. December 13, 2013

Great EE Contributions
ECE Professor Emeritus John G. Proakis was awarded the IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal for his contributions to electrical engineering education through influential textbooks and inspiring leadership. December 13, 2013

Recycling Plastic into Energy
MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis and PhD student Chuanwei Zhuo have developed a combustion system that cleanly burns plastics as efficiently as natural gas using pyrolytic gasi­fi­ca­tion. December 11, 2013

Kim Receives 2 Honors
ECE Associate Professor Yong-Bin Kim received a best paper award at the International Soc Design Conference and was appointed an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II Journal. December 11, 2013

Gupta: Book of the Month
MIE Professor Surendra Gupta’s book “Reverse Supply Chains: Issues and Analysis” was selected as Book of the Month by Industrial Engineer Magazine. December 11, 2013

Historic Underwater Voyage
CIV & COS Professor Mark Patterson will spend an unprecedented 31 days in an underwater research laboratory with Jacques Cousteau’s grandson Fabien to determine the sus­tain­ability of the oceans. December 9, 2013

Congratulations Radhika Barua
ChE PhD student Radhika Barua was awarded the 2013-2014 GMAG PhD Dissertation Research Award from the American Physical Society for her outstanding research in magnetism. December 2, 2013

Sharrows on Steroids
Boston installs "sharrows on steroids," a new way of marking lanes shared by bikes and cars, invented by CEE Professor Peter Furth. November 25, 2013

Nickerson Awarded Scholarship
Matthew Nickerson, a MIE BS/MS student, was presented a scholarship by James D. Arangio’s family, which benefits a student with a similar passion and dedication to the field of Mechanical Engineering and ASME as their father. November 25, 2013

Guiding Nanoparticles
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis & MS student Mãni Ahmadniaroudsari are developing a better method for MRI-guided drug delivery to directly target cancer cells. November 21, 2013

Actu­a­tors for Mars Rover
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis & PhD student Elias Brassitos are working to create a gear bearing drive that is both light and strong for use on the Mars Rover. November 21, 2013

Highlighting Sustainability
Several Engineering Faculty members were featured at Northeastern's Fifth Pop Up Open Lab Experience for their work in sustainability. November 21, 2013

Supercomputing Champs
A team of students advised by ECE Professor David Kaeli, won the overall competition with their AMD APU design at the Student Cluster Competition at SC 13. November 21, 2013

Understanding Bacteria
CEE Associate Professor Ferdi Hellweger is exploring new techniques used for modeling microbial populations to determine their ideal balance in the world around us. November 7, 2013

Engaging Future Students
ChE professor & chair Thomas Webster used Mentos to explain the principles and possibilities of nanotechnology to high school students at an interactive tech workshop by SEMI High Tech University. November 5, 2013

Harris Given Lee Hsun Award
ECE & ChE Professor Vincent Harris was honored by the Institute of Metal Research with the Lee Hsun Lecture Award, for his significant contributions to the field of materials science and engineering. November 4, 2013

Forming Microbeads in Space
Quad Technologies, founded by ChE PhD students Sean Kevlahan, Adam Hatch & alumnus Brian Plouffe (E’11), along with Associate Professor Shashi Murthy, was awarded $45K from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space for their work in dissolvable magnetic hydrogels. November 1, 2013

SWE Team Wins SME Bowl
Congratulations to Elise Zimmerman, Jenna Hormann, Maureen McCaffrey, & Annahid Dastgheib-Beheshti who won the Subject Matter Expert (SME) Bowl at this year’s National SWE conference. November 1, 2013

Fueling Economic Growth
ECE & ChE Professor Vincent Harris’s company Meta­m­ag­netics, which develops radar and com­mu­ni­ca­tion elec­tronics for mil­i­tary applications, is a prime example of small companies fueling economic growth. October 31, 2013

From Classroom to Business
Using his experiences from his doctoral research, NU alumnus Richard Ranky explains how he was able to start his company 3-​​Spark, LLC with MIE Pro­fessor Con­stan­tinos Mavroidis, aca­d­emic spe­cialist Mark Sivak, and doc­toral stu­dent Lexi Carver. He will also help train faculty, staff, and students to use the 3-D Printing lab in Snell Library. October 31, 2013

Upmanyu Featured on Cover
MIE Associate Professor Moneesh Upmanyu was featured on the cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry C for his research of "Vapor-liquid-solid growth of serrated GaN nanowires: shape selection driven by kinetic frustration." October 30, 2013

Congratulations PES Scholars
ECE students Alyssa Bezreh, Neel Shah, & Sahil Maripuri were selected as 2013/14 PES Scholarship Plus recipients which supports students interested in the power and energy industry. Maripuri was also awarded a John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award. October 30, 2013

Prestigious Lecture Award
ChE professor & chair Thomas Webster will be awarded the 11th Annual Sahaj Memorial Lecture Award from the Indian Ceramic Society at their annual meeting for his expertise in Bioceramics. October 28, 2013

Watch out for Pumpkins
MIE Senior Academic Specialist Richard Whalen has his Engineering & Design class build devices to protect a pumpkin thrown off the top of the garage. October 24, 2013

Inspecting with Aerial Robots
CIV Chair & Professor Jerome Hajjar will be working in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon on a $2.3M NSF grant to develop automated approaches to detecting damage in critical infrastructure using aerial robots. October 24, 2013

CANstruction Success
The NU Chapter of Chi Epsilon created a “Defeating Despicable Hunger” display made of over 3000 non-perishable food cans at the 2013 CANstruction competition. October 17, 2013

Developing Products Faster
Northeastern hosted the New England Regional Workshop for the Materials Genome Initiative which was created to help busi­nesses dis­cover, develop, and deploy new mate­rials twice as fast. October 15, 2013

Top MassChallenge Finalist
Quad Technologies, LLC, founded by ChE PhD students Sean Kevlahan, Adam Hatch & alumnus Brian Plouffe (E’11), along with Associate Professor Shashi Murthy, has been named one of the top 26 global finalists in the MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator and competition. October 15, 2013

Dynamic Motions of Lead
MIE Associate Professors Moneesh Upmanyu and Yung Joon Jung were featured in Scientific Reports for their research in "Liquid metal nanodroplet dynamics inside nanocontainers." October 1, 2013

Building Models that Work
MIE Professor James Benneyan ran a healthcare simulation workshop with medical professionals from 5 area states to build accurate models to improve critical healthcare systems problems. September 26, 2013

Congratulations to NU AIChE

  • Courtey Pfluger was elected to the AIChE Student Chapter Advisor Honor Roll,
  • Griffin Rapsilber won the AIChE 2012-2013 Sophomore Academic Excellence Award,
  • Alyssa Travitz won the AIChE 2012-2013 Outstanding Freshman Award
September 25, 2013

Dutch Bicycle Safety
CIV Professor Peter Furth was featured in the Boston Globe for wanting to bring the bicycle infrastructure used in the Netherlands to the United States. September 25, 2013

Playing Nanotube Chess
ChE professor Hicham Fenniri devel­oped the world’s first self-​​assembling organic nan­otube which will transform areas from alter­na­tive energy to drug delivery. September 25, 2013

Security Countermeasures
ECE Associate Professor Yunsi Fei, Professors David Kaeli and Miriam Leeser were awarded a $500K NSF Grant to develop "A Testbed for Side Channel Analysis and Security Evaluation." September 23, 2013

Fetching Water Analysis
CIV & COS Professor Mark Patterson has created a Fetch robot that mimics the movements of ocean species while collecting water samples that it analyzes for chemical pollutants. September 20, 2013

Ohio TSA Honors ALERT
Michael Young, Federal Security Director of the Ohio Transportation Security Administration, presented ALERT with an award for their Video Analytic Surveillance Transition project. September 20, 2013

Carrier to Represent NU
ChE Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier is one of only 73 young engineers in the country to be invited to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. September 18, 2013

Blood Vessel Protection
Eno Ebong, a new ChE Assistant Professor, is studying the components of the gly­co­calyx at different flow conditions to develop methods to pre­vent, diag­nose, or treat vas­cular disease. September 17, 2013

Ethics and Engineering
CEE Assistant Professor Matthew Eckelman & MIE Professor Jackie Isaacs were awarded a $248K NSF grant to incorporate ethics education into life cycle design, engineering, and management. September 16, 2013

Cooling Turbine Airfoils
MIE Professor Mohammad Taslim received an $180K GE grant for "Measurements of Heat Transfer Coefficients and Pressure Drops in Two Test Sections Simulating the Mid-chord and Leading-Edge Cooling Cavities of a GE Turbine Airfoils." September 16, 2013

Optimized Computing Space
ECE Assistant Professor Gunar Schirner and Professor David Kaeli were awarded a $450K NSF grant to develop "Power Efficient Emerging Heterogeneous Platforms." September 13, 2013

Mavroidis Wins 3 Grants
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis was awarded two NSF grants and one NASA grant totaling $750K to study Gear Bearing Drives for robotic joints and MRI Guided Magnetic NanoParticles. September 13, 2013

Student Wins Travel Grant
Bioengineering PhD student David Walsh won a prestigious travel grant to attend the Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting to present his work on designing microfluidic systems to diagnose disease of the eye. September 12, 2013

Monitoring at the Next Level
MIE & ECE Assistant Professor Jose A. Martinez-Lorenzo received a $225K subcontract from MIT-LL for a NOAA grant to create "Advanced Mechanical-Electromagnetic Applications for next Generation Environmental Monitoring." September 6, 2013

Training Future Leaders
The Gordon Engineering Leadership Program provided recent alumni Nick Brooks, Matthew Dickman, and Danielle Doane with the leadership skills needed to quickly advance in their fields. September 5, 2013

Awarded for Contributions
Senior Academic Specialist Bala Maheswaran received the 2013 ASEE "Distinguished Educator and Service Award" in the Physics and Engineering Physics Division. September 5, 2013

Onabajo Wins NSF Grant
ECE Assistant Professor Marvin Onabajo was awarded a $200K NSF EAGER grant to create a "Integrated Self-Calibrated Analog Front-End for Biopotential and Bioimpedance Measurements". September 3, 2013

Mimicking Bone Structures
MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti was awarded a $300K NSF grant to study the complexities of bone material to help synthesis future composite materials. August 26, 2013

The Future of Climate Changes
CIV Associate Professor Auroop Ganguly discusses the results of the IPCC's fifth assessment report on climate changes and what possible solitions can be used in the long-run. August 22, 2013

Lin Awarded $235K NSF Grant
MIE Associate Professor Yingzi Lin was awarded a $235K NSF grant to determine how to integrate human factors such as emotion, mental workload and attention into a Driver Assistance System. August 22, 2013

Camps & Sznaier Win NSF Grant
Electrical & Computer Engineering Professors Octavia Camps and Mario Sznaier were awarded a $455K NSF grant to study "Dynamic Invariants for Video Scenes Understanding." August 22, 2013

ALERT Renewed for 5 yrs
The Department of Homeland Security has renewed ALERT as a DHS Center of Excellence for the next 5 years, a honor given only to 12 centers in the nation. This includes a $2.5M grant for the first year. August 20, 2013

21st Century Drinking Water
MIE associate professor Kai-tak Wan, professor Sinan Muftu, & CEE assistant professor April Gu were awarded a $400K NSF grant to find a biomechanical model for predicting and improving water filtration and bioremediation. August 20, 2013

Leading to Better Healthcare
MIE Professor James Benneyan met with senior healthcare improvement leaders at a recent workshop to discuss how to solve com­plex health­care chal­lenges using sys­tems engi­neering methods. August 20, 2013

Living out Childhood Dream
Congratulations to mechanical student Craig Schmidt, Jr. who was one of 20 students across the country to win a 2013-15 NASA Aeronautics and Space Program Scholarship and Internship. August 16, 2013

A Cultural Experience Abroad
Several students participated in a Dialogue of Innovation and Civilization during Summer 1 in Cameroon, Africa that allowed students to experience daily life in a traditional African village setting, while creating sustainable solutions to real life challenges.
August 16, 2013

Manipulating Incident Waves
ECE Associate Professor Hossein Mosallaei’s research on “Metasurfaces nanoantennas for light processing” was featured in the Journal of the Optical Society of America B. August 14, 2013

Future of Synthetic Meat
ChE Associate Professor Shashi Murthy & CEE Assistant Professor Matthew Eckelman discuss the costs and environmental impacts associated with producing synthetic meat to feed our growing population. August 13, 2013

High Honor for Eckelman
CEE Assistant Professor Matthew Eckelman was awarded the ISIE’s 2013 Laudise Young Researcher Prize for his outstanding contributions to the field of industrial ecology. August 12, 2013

Laser of the Future
ECE & MIE Assistant Professor Yongmin Liu has created the world’s first plas­moflu­idic lens which can manipulate light at much smaller scales using a tiny laser beam just a few microm­e­ters wide. August 12, 2013

Mars Rover, One Year Later
Megan Richardson, ME’10, (#12) connected with the NASA JPL at a SWE National conference, obtained a coop, and joined them after graduation to work on the Mars Rover project. Liz Duffy, ME’11, followed and now Rachael Tompa (class of 2014) (#13) is doing a coop there. August 12, 2013

Early Engineering Skills
Several years ago on a high school trip, BSME student Mohit Bhardwaj came to this country for an early glimpse into the world of engineering and now is back at NU as a student helping the STEM’s Young Scholars program so that future students can develop their engineering skills. August 12, 2013

Origami Engineering
MIE Associate Professor Carol Livermore-Clifford has received a $2M NSF grant to use origami-based techniques to create 3D living tissues. August 2, 2013

Future of Nanomedicine
ChE professor & chair Thomas Webster hosted the 1st annual International Translational Nanomedicine Conference to discuss bringing nanomedicine research to the commercial market. August 2, 2013

Global Experiences
ChE Assistant Academic Specialist Courtney Pfluger is leading a summer Dialogue of Civilizations program in Brazil, where students are learning about alternative energy technologies. August 1, 2013

Harnessing Wind Energy
CEE Assistant Professor Andrew Myers was awarded a $200K NSF grant to develop a reliability-based design for constructing advanced wind turbines. August 1, 2013

Inspiring Future Students
COE Faculty Edgar Goluch, Ferdi Hellweger, Raymond Fu, Annalisa Onnis-​​Hayden, April Gu, & Matthew Eckelman are providing summer research experiences for STEM’s Young Scholar Program. July 31, 2013

Groundwater PROTECTion
CEE PhD students Noushin Fallahpour, Ali Ciblak, & postdoc Ljiljana Rajic have developed a solar-powered device to reduce trichloroethylene groundwater contamination. July 30, 2013

From Classroom to Reality
MIE Associate Academic Specialist Jennifer Love has her students build solar powered model cars to demonstrate the engineering principles they learned while in the classroom. July 22, 2013

Webster Selected Fellow
ChE professor & chair Thomas Webster was selected as a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society and his Nanomedicine Lab was featured by EBERS. July 19, 2013

So Long Dirty Water
After working with the Charles River Conservatory for years to monitor water quality, CIV Associate Professor Ferdi Hellweger was one of 150 local residents to recently swim in the Charles River in more than 50 years. July 17, 2013

ISACA Scholarship Winners
MSIS students Lujaen Basri won 1st place & Nishant Gour won 3rd place for the 2013 H. Peet Raap Memorial Scholarship for their knowledge of the practice of Information Systems Auditing and the field of Governance, Risk and Compliance. July 11, 2013

Creating Super Fibers
MIE Assistant Professor Marilyn Minus is using carbon nanotechnology to develop polymer fibers that are stronger than Kevlar, Spectra, and Dyneema. July 10, 2013

Piping Water Into Town
The Engineers Without Borders student group will be traveling to Bbanda, Uganda later this month to implement phase one of their plan to bring potable water to over 1,000 villagers. July 8, 2013

Deformation of Thin Shells
MIE Associate Professor Ashkan Vaziri was featured on the back cover of the Soft Matter journal for "Localization of Deformation in Thin Shells under Indentation." July 7, 2013

Creating Sustainable Cities
COE faculty Andrew Myers, Jerry Hajjar, Carey Rappaport, Michael Silevitch, Sara Wadia-Fascetti, and Matthias Ruth are working on improving the sustainability of the urban environment. July 1, 2013

Hands-on Skill Retention
MIE Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski & Assistant Academic Specialist Bridget Smyser received the DELOS Best Paper Award for “Examining skill retention from a redesigned laboratory course to capstone design sequence” June 26, 2013

Setting a New Standard
ECE Professor David Kaeli is applying heterogeneous computing methods to create a new standard of integrating individual parts to make smart devices work together more seamlessly. June 24, 2013

The Mechanics of Bones
MIE Associate Professor Sandra Shefelbine is studying the mechanics of bones and how they develop in hopes of providing therapeutic assistance to those affected with skeletal problems. June 24, 2013

In Memoriam: Yaman Yener
Senior Associate Dean Yener passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013. See letter from Dean Aubry to the University community. June 17, 2013

Better Security Parameters
ECE Associate Professor Yunsi Fei was awarded a $522K NSF Grant to create "A Unified Statistics-Based Framework for Side-Channel Attack Analysis and Security Evaluation of Cryptosystems". June 17, 2013

More Efficient Healthcare
MIE Professor James Benneyan, director of the Health­care Sys­tems Engi­neering Insti­tute, hosted the annual Healthcare Improvement Scholars Meeting to showcase methods to reducing the healthcare crisis. June 17, 2013

Sculpting Nanowire Shapes
MIE Associate Professor Moneesh Upmanyu is studying the growth of nanowires on liquefied metal droplets in order to create more energy efficient items such as batteries or solar panels. June 13, 2013

Quadcopter to the Rescue
Under the direction of Bahram Shafai, a team of ECE capstone students have developed TRAQ—an autonomous quadcopter that uses a unique four-element antenna array to locate and navigate to the source of a radio signal. June 12, 2013

Rizvi Wins Intel Scholarship
Congratulations to Noreen Rizvi, a PhD in Chemical Engineering, who won a 2013 Intel Corporation scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers for her outstanding academic achievement as well as strong engineering potential.
June 11, 2013

A New Way to Communicate
Under the direction of Assistant Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Associate Professor Waleed Meleis, a team of ECE capstone students have developed a Inter­op­er­able Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Device (ICD) that allows 2-​​way radio users to com­mu­ni­cate across chan­nels without updating any hard­ware. June 11, 2013

Dy to Represent Northeastern
ECE Associate Professor Jennifer Dy is one of only 100 young engineers in the country to be invited to attend the 2013 National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. June 10, 2013

vi-RABT Project Wins Again
Congratulations to the team of MIE students who won 1st Prize at the 2013 Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day Poster Competition for their "vi-RABT: Virtually- Interfaced Robotic Ankle & Balance Trainer". June 10, 2013

Printing Healthcare in 3-D
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis explains how 3-D printing technology is revolutionizing the health care industry by allowing patients to receive smart, customizable orthotics designed to fit their anatomy perfectly. June 10, 2013

Let the Boat Race Begin
The ASME Solar Splash team have redesigned their boat to be more efficient this year using components designed by capstone groups as they prepare to compete at the upcoming World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boating. June 6, 2013

Harnessing Water Power
TidGenTM, which is using Professor Emeritus Alexander Gorlov’s invention of the Gorlov Helical Turbine, was featured on the cover of Popular Science for their design of a underwater electricity generator. June 5, 2013

Preserving Frozen Specimen
MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti was awarded a patent for his method of extracting samples from frozen specimens without having to thaw the entire specimen. May 28, 2013

2nd Patent for DiMarzio
ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio was awarded a patent for his method of “Acoustic Assisted Phase Conjugate Optical Tomography”. This is DiMarzio’s second patent this year. May 28, 2013

Artery Imaging Patent
MIE Associate Research Engineer Ahmet Coskun was awarded a patent for his “Artery Imaging System” technique which provides an image of the luminal boundary of the coronary artery. May 28, 2013

Students Awarded Patent for Capstone Project
MIE Graduates Michael Witonis, Jay Seiter, Morgan Misek, Joshua Filgate, and Jesse Kuhn have been awarded a patent for their 2007 capstone project entitled "Internal Gearbox for Downhill Mountain Bikes" under the direction of Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski. May 28, 2013

MassChallenge Finalists
3-Spark LLC, founded by PhD students Richard Ranky (MIE), Lexi Carver (MIE), Daniel Landers (ECE), along with MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis and Assistant Academic Specialist Mark Sivak, has been selected as a finalist in the MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator and competition. May 24, 2013

MassChallenge Finalists
Quad Technologies, LLC, founded by ChE PhD students Sean Kevlahan, Adam Hatch and alumnus Brian Plouffe (E’11), along with Associate Professor Shashi Murthy, has been selected as a finalist in the MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator and competition.
May 24, 2013

Bringing Dreams to Life
The students and alumni advisors of the Northeastern Baja team use their passion for engineering to design, build, and race an off-road vehicle three times per year at international SAE competitions. May 22, 2013

Soyster Gets High Honor
MIE Professor Allen Soyster received the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Lifetime Achievement Award which is the Institute of Industrial Engineer’s highest and most esteemed honor. May 21, 2013

Stopping Cyber Criminals
ECE Assistant Professor William Robertson, Associate Professor Engin Kirda, and Professor David Kaeli are working with multiple agencies to protect against cyber crimes. May 20, 2013

Heart Healthy Nanotechnology
ChE professor & chair Thomas Webster is working to develop an injectable, conductive nano-material to help regenerate heart tissue following a heart attack or cardiac disease. May 16, 2013

Awarded for Alternative Power
MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis has been awarded the 2013 George Westinghouse Gold Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for his distinguished service in the power field. May 8, 2013

Proactive Solutions
CEE Assistant Professor Philip Larese-Casanova is using his NSF CAREER grant to develop methods to minimize the environmental impact of quantum dots that are released into waste streams and aquatic environments. May 7, 2013

Breaking Healthcare Barriers
Working with Indiana University, MIE Assistant Professor Ayten Turkcan Upasani was awarded $159K by PCORI to develop an efficient system to make sure underinsured people get the healthcare they need. May 7, 2013

A Revived Steel Bridge Team
The NU Steel Bridge team competed at the ASCE New England Regional Steel Bridge Competition which enhances a students’ education by challenging them to conceptualize, design, erect, and test a steel structure that maximizes performance and economy. May 6, 2013

Manipulating Virtual World
Using concepts from Iron Man, a team of ECE capstone students have developed a Ges­ture Oper­ated Com­puter Aided Design tool (goCAD) to move computer objects with hand movements. May 6, 2013

Great Honors for Prof Kaeli
ECE Professor David Kaeli is being named a Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Distinguished Professor and his NUCAR lab has been designated a HSA Academic Center of Excellence. May 6, 2013

Organizing Healthcare
Kendall Sanderson, IE’13, is fulfilling a life long dream of increasing the efficiency of the healthcare system by working with Professor James Benneyan at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute. May 3, 2013

Lehman Awarded NSF Grant
ECE Professor Brad Lehman was awarded an $150K NSF grant to develop smart power detection devices for photovoltaic installations. April 29, 2013

Best Season Ever!!
The Northeastern Mini Baja team took 2nd place in the endurance test and 3rd place overall out of the 100 teams that competed at the BAJA SAE Tennessee competition resulting in the best finish in the team’s history. April 26, 2013

Brassitos Wins NASA Fellowship
Mechanics MS student Elias Brassitos is the recipient of a prestigious NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) to contribute innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration and economic future. April 24, 2013

Increasing IVF Success
ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio was awarded a patent for his "Phase subtraction cell counting method" to accurately count the cells in an embryo to increase the probability of a healthy transfer during fertility treatments. April 23, 2013

Self-Shaping Composites
MIE Assistant Professor Randall Erb’s research was featured in Nature Communications for his efforts in replicating naturally occurring shape-changing materials with synthetic hydrogel composites. April 18, 2013

Real World Solutions
Under the direction of Daniel Dulaski, a team of CEE capstone students have devised a method to reduce traffic congestion at a busy North Attleboro intersection. April 12, 2013

Webster is Outstanding Editor
ChE professor & chair Thomas Webster was awarded the Dove Press Outstanding Editor's Award for his leadership as the founder and current editor of the International Journal of Nanomedicine. April 12, 2013

Spider Silk Body Armor
Chemical Engineering seniors Thomas Khoury, Robert Jones, and Richard Salvucci won the Northeast Bioengineering Conference Senior Capstone Design Competition for their project which uses spider silk as improved body armor. April 8, 2013

Know When Teeth are Clean
Congratulations to Ameya Mehendale (ChE’13), Jeff Kent (ChE), Esfandiar Kaikhosrowzadeh (ChE’13), Samuel Levine (ME), Getao Li (IE) and Dan Shores (ME) who won the Engineers for the Greater Good (EGG) competition for their design of a smart toothbrush that could detect the presence of plaque and bacteria on teeth.
April 8, 2013

New Advisor of the Year
CEE Assistant Academic Specialist Kathryn Schulte Grahame was awarded the New Advisor of the Year Award for her work with GWISE (Graduate Women in Science & Engineering) by the NU Campus Activities office. April 1, 2013

Students Start New Group
NU’s chapter of the Bio­med­ical Engi­neering Society, which started this past fall, offers students regular opportunities to meet with research faculty and practicing biomedical engineers. April 1, 2013

NUTRONS off to World Championships
The NUTRONS, NU’s FIRST Robotics team, won the 2013 Boston Regional Competition and will compete at the World Championship later this month in St. Louis. April 1, 2013

Senior Receives High Honor
ECE Senior Fernando Quivira is a recipient of the Harold Hodgkinson Award in recognition of scholastic achievement, leadership, coop, and service in voluntary organizations and activities. This is one of the highest honors that a senior at Northeastern can receive. March 28, 2013

Looking at the Big Picture
Shuntaro Okuzawa, a senior BS/MS Industrial Engineering student, spent his coop at IBM in the Philippines helping to restructure the organization to make it more efficient. March 28, 2013

People’s Choice Winners
Congratulations to the mechanical engineering team of students who won the Greatest Entrepreneurial Potential award at RISE 2013 for their "vi-RABT: Virtually-Interfaced Robotic Ankle & Balance Trainer". March 26, 2013

Outstanding Student Researchers
Congratulations to the team of computer engineering BS students who won the Excellence in Innovation award at RISE 2013 for their FilterLight project: a low-cost, human-powered UV water filtration system. March 26, 2013

Grad Wins Peebles Award
Recent Mechanical Engineering PhD graduate Jiayi Shi is the recipient of the Peebles Award for Graduate Student Research in Adhesion Science. March 19, 2013

Next Generation Printing
MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina has developed a new faster, cheaper, and more ver­sa­tile method of 3-​​D printing that could lead to a wave of new inno­va­tion not cur­rently fea­sible. March 18, 2013

Inventing a Better Antenna
ECE Professors Carmine Vittoria & Vincent Harris were awarded a patent for creating an “Antenna Module having Reduced Size, High Gain, and Increased Power Efficiency”. March 12, 2013

Learning From Disaster
CEE Professor Matthias Ruth is determining how to best rebuild cities to protect them against disasters by studying L’Aquila, Italy which was devastasted by a 2009 earthquake. March 11, 2013

Webster is Keynote Speaker
ChE professor & chair Thomas Webster will be the keynote speaker at the NSF sponsored Columbia-US workshop on Nanotechnology in Energy and Medical Applications. March 11, 2013

Creating a Cyber Defense
ECE & CCIS Assistant Professor William Robertson reviews the new rules being set by the Obama administration to allow the military to defend against a major cyberattack. March 5, 2013

Senior Wins Compass Award
CEE BS/MS student, Andrew Childs, will receive one of nine 2013 Compass Awards which is given to the NU seniors whom show the most leadership, volunteerism, academic integrity, and commitment to Northeastern. March 5, 2013

A Step Closer to Cloaking
ECE Associate Professor Hossein Mosallaei is developing a method to incor­po­rate active elec­tronic cir­cuits into meta­ma­te­rials to prevent frequency bandwidth problems. March 4, 2013

Congratulations Sarah Brown
ECE PhD student Sarah Brown was awarded the Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year award for her excellent scholastic performance and her dedicated service to NSBE. February 25, 2013

Congratulations Joseph Hollman
ECE PhD student Joseph Hollmann won an NSF East-Asia Pacific Summer Institute fellowship in which he will be working on computational modeling of light propagation in random media. February 25, 2013

Harris Selected as Fellow
Assistant Dean Richard Harris will be inducted in April as a Fellow of the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences for his extraordinary scientific accomplishments and service to the science community and the public. February 20, 2013

Congratulations Craig Schmidt
Craig Schmidt, ME’16, was awarded the 2013 Kelly Future Engineers Scholarship for his commitment toward a career in engineering, his academic performance, and an outstanding essay. February 19, 2013

Webster Named AIMBE Fellow
Chemical Engineering chair Thomas Webster was selected to be a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering February 15, 2013

Congratulations
Senior IE student Kendall Sanderson was selected to receive Northeastern’s 2013 Outstanding Co-op Education award for his work in the healthcare profession. February 11, 2013

Cleaning Up Nanoparticles
MIE Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri was featured in Industry Week for “Taming the Nanotech Risks” which looks at simple methods to clean up after a nanoparticle spill. February 11, 2013

Creating a Brand New Field
Using the observations he made while studying spider silk, CEE Assistant Professor Steven Cranford has developed a new field of study, Materiomics, which considers all parts of a structure collectively. February 6, 2013

Hajjar Selected as SEI Fellow
CIV Chair & Professor Jerome Hajjar has been selected to be a Fellow of SEI for his leadership and mentoring in the structural engineering profession. February 1, 2013

Larese-Casanova Awarded CAREER Grant
CEE Assistant Professor Philip Larese-Casanova has been awarded a $404K NSF CAREER grant to explore the degradation of quantum dots that are released into waste streams and aquatic environments. February 1, 2013

Chowdhury Gets NSF Grant
ECE Assistant Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was awarded a $278K EAGER NSF Grant for creating Cognitive Radio Enabled Spectrum Aware Intelligent Vehicular Networks. January 30, 2013

Fu Awarded $1M NSF Grant
ECE and CCIS Assistant Professor Raymond Fu won a $1M NSF grant to develop an at-home knee osteoarthritis rehabilitation therapy utilizing automated data analysis. January 30, 2013

Busnaina Awarded Patent
MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina was awarded a patent for designing a “3D Nanoscale Circuit Interconnect & Method of Assembly by Dielectrophoresis” January 29, 2013

Aligning for Strength
MIE Assistant Professor Marilyn Minus is using carbon nanotechnology to develop strong composite fibers that will rival those currently available but at a much cheaper cost. January 29, 2013

Awarded for Health & Safety
ChE Professor Ron Willey is the recipient of the Norton H. Walton/ Russell L. Miller Award in Safety/Loss Prevention which is the highest honor from the Safety and Health Division of AIChE. January 25, 2013

Leader in Sustainability
For the 3rd year in a row, NU is one of the top 4 “greenest” in the world according to Greenmetric World University Ranking AND has received the highest score on the Princeton Review’s “Green College Honor Roll” January 17, 2013

Congratulations Qi Wang
Qi Wang, a Bioengineering PhD student, won “Best Presentation” at the Annual AIChE meeting for his research in “The synthesis of selenium nanoparticles via a simple fast reaction and its antibacterial application”. January 15, 2013

Taking Top Honors
The top three winners at the 2012 Draper Technical Challenge Competition hosted by NSBE were all NU students. Congratulations Oliver Maurice (MIE), Samantha Kendrick (CEE), and Idriys Harris (ECE)! January 15, 2013

Journey of Experience
ECE PhD student Sarah Brown was featured in Diversity/Careers for how her experiences at Northeastern from undergraduate to graduate shaped her career goals. January 15, 2013

Bringing Experience to Life
Using her experiences from co-op and as president of the student chapter of EWB, recent Civil graduate Ann Polaneczky has landed a job at Partners in Health building a hospital in Haiti. January 14, 2013

Redeveloped Alternative
Under the direction of associate professor Jeffrey Ruberti, a team of MIE capstone students have redesigned the fasteners used for hernia repair to be more low-cost and reliable. January 11, 2013

Hazard Detecting Vehicles
The research developed by the VOTERS center (led by CEE Professor Ming Wang) for detecting road hazards was featured in Popular Science. January 10, 2013

Lombardi Named Editor in Chief
ECE Professor Fabrizio Lombardi has been named the inaugural Editor in Chief of the new open-access journal, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing. January 4, 2013

Ruberti Awarded Patent
MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti was awarded a patent for his methods in creating “Collagen Fibrillar Construction”. January 4, 2013

2 Capstone Teams Study Hand Tremors
Under the direction of Andrew Gouldstone, two teams of MIE capstone students are working to help people with hand tremors. One team developed a writing grip and testing procedure for improving legibility and writing performance while the other team developed a pen to collect grip tension data that can be used for diagnosis. January 3, 2013

Sznaier Joins the less than 1% of CSS Members with this Distinction
ECE Professor Mario Sznaier was presented with the 2012 IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award for his scientific contributions to multi objective robust control, dynamic vision & imaging, and identification and for his outstanding service. December 18, 2012

Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Interested in doing research? Participating in an undergraduate research program allows students to enhance their learning experiences while still in school. December 11, 2012

Cities and Climate Change
CEE Professor Matthias Ruth is the co-editor in chief of the newly established Urban Climate journal which looks at the rela­tion­ship between urban dynamics and cli­mate change. December 11, 2012

Optimizing Growth for the Cure
ChE Associate Professor Carolyn Lee-Parsons is re-engineering the way a Madagascar periwinkle plant grows so that it can boost the production of the anti-cancer drugs that it creates December 10, 2012

Honoring Contributions
MIE Professors James Benneyan & Vinod Sahney are 2 of the 10 people that will be honored at the 2013 Society of Health Systems conference for their significant contributions to the society and healthcare IE profession. December 3, 2012

Creating Smart Bandages
ChE Assistant Professor Edgar Goluch is developing a method to use electrochemical sensors in bandages to monitor any bacteria growth at a microscopic level to prevent infection. December 3, 2012

Next Generation Healthcare
Associate Professors Rifat Sipahi (MIE), Andrew Gouldstone (MIE) and Deniz Erdogmus (ECE) were featured at Northeastern’s Pop Up Open Lab Expe­ri­ence: Interactive and Personal Health Technologies. November 21, 2012

Green Computing
Northeastern has partnered with the recently opened Massachusetts Green High Performance Computer Center which will provide the computing power required to solve complex engineering problems. November 20, 2012

New Professional Masters Degree Available
The Master of Science in Sustainable Building Systems integrates elements of an architectural engineering program with construction management. November 19, 2012

Nano Scale Antennas
ECE Associate Professor, Hossein Mosallaei is using nanoantennas to manipulate light beams to create higher resolution imaging and more sensitive devices November 9, 2012

Recreating the Magnet
ChE Professor Laura Lewis was featured by NewScientist for her research in creating a non-rare earth magnet that are increasing needed in green technologies. November 9, 2012

Jung’s Research featured in Scientific Reports
MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung’s research on creating “Transparent, flexible supercapacitors from nano-engineered carbon films” was featured in Nature’s Scientific Reports. October 31, 2012

Energy System of the Future
MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung and postdoc Hyun­y­oung Jung have created a thin transparent and flexible supercapacitor that will be used to store energy for the devices of the future. October 31, 2012

Managing Large Projects
The Construction Industry Institute has awarded CEE Professor Ali Touran $250K to determine the most effective way to manage large construction project portfolios. October 17, 2012

The Organization of Cells
ChE Associate Professor Anand Asthagiri’s research in determining the dynamics of how cells organize into multicellular communities or aggregates was featured in PLOS ONE. October 17, 2012

Nanomaterial Tissue Growth
The new chair of Chemical Engineering Thomas Webster is proving that using nanoparticles rather than the current methods improves tissue regeneration and causes implants to last longer. October 17, 2012

Jung featured in Nano Letters
MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung’s research on creating a high power supercapacitor using CNT-CNC 3-D hybrid nanostructures was featured in the Nano Letters journal. October 12, 2012

Impacting the World
The new dean of COE, Nadine Aubry, hopes to add new degree programs and international opportunities to showcase what an engineering program can do. October 11, 2012

Uncovering Hidden Costs
CEE Professor Matthias Ruth is showing how the economic costs of environmental impacts might outweigh the benefits of creating a new Canadian oil pipeline. October 10, 2012

Congratulations Patrick Lupfer
Patrick Lupfer, CEE’13, was recently ranked #1 out of 5,579 ROTC cadets on the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s National Order of Merit List. October 9, 2012

NSF Highlights Ganguly's Work
CIV Associate Professor Auroop Ganguly’s is featured in the October edition of NSF’s Current newsletter for his work in showing how climate change will effect the world’s water supply. October 4, 2012

Congratulations Craig Schmidt
Craig Schmidt, ME’16, has been selected as a 2012/13 PES Scholarship Plus recipient which supports students interested in pursuing a career in the power and energy industry. September 28, 2012

Slow Economy Employment
MIE Coop Coordinators Karen Kelley & Lorraine Mountain were awarded “Best Presentation” at the 2012 National CIEC conference.  They will receive this award at the next National CIEC in Arizona in early 2013. September 28, 2012

Improving Power Systems
ECE professors Ali Abur and Hanoch Lev-Ari were awarded a $400K NSF grant to use synchronized measurements to determine where faults are in power systems. September 27, 2012

Wan & Muftu Receive $185K Grant
MIE associate professor Kai-tak Wan and professor Sinan Muftu have been awarded an $185K NSF grant to study Mechano-Lipidomics and Mechano-Cytosis of Drug Delivery Liposomes. September 26, 2012

Emergency Wireless Signal
Under the direction of Masoud Salehi, a team of recent ECE graduates designed a robot capable of extending a wireless signal for emergencies as part of their senior capstone design project. September 24, 2012

A Better Social Experience
ECE and CCS Assistant Professor Raymond Fu is working on developing algorithms to rapidly analyze content on social media sites to make for a better user experience. September 17, 2012

Teaching and Tennis Judge
In addition to serving as a Gateway Faculty member, MIE Senior Academic Specialist Beverly Jaeger recently served as a line judge at the 2012 US Open held in New York City. September 10, 2012

Ruberti Gets $1.1M Grant
MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti was awarded a 3-year $1.1M grant from the National Eye Institute to determine the “Mechanobiology of Matrix Production by Corneal Fibroblasts”. September 10, 2012

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
This scholarship is provided as a continuing source for highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Deadline: November 12, 2012.
September 1, 2012

Protecting Aquatic Systems
CIV Associate Professor Ferdi Hellweger was awarded a $285K NSF grant to study how to reduce nitrogen inputs into lakes and streams due to human activities which are causing increased toxic cyanobacterial blooms August 29, 2012

Mi Receives NSF Grant
ECE Assistant Professor Ningfang Mi was awarded a $272K NSF grant to develop techniques to handle software and hardware failures of large scale computing systems. August 29, 2012

Cybersecurity Training
Professors & Associate Deans David Kaeli (ECE) & Agnes Chan (CCS) and Assistant Professor Will Robertson (ECE & CCS) were awarded a $4.5M NSF grant to train the next generation in cybersecurity August 28, 2012

Congratulations Young Lae Kim
Electrical Engineering PhD student Young Lae Kim is a recipient of the Provost’s Dissertation Writing Fellowship. The award offers support to PhD candidates so they may spend their final semester writing.
August 27, 2012

Improving the Microchip
MIE/CHN researchers Sivasubramanian Somu, Ahmed Busnaina & Jun Huang have developed a nanosized inverter that can be used in making microchips. August 27, 2012

Promoting Engineering Education
MIE Assistant Professor Andrew Gouldstone and ECE Associate Professor Waleed Meleis have been invited to represent Northeastern at the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. August 27, 2012

Water Powered Energy
The Ocean Renewable Power Company is using the designs for the Helical Turbine invented by MIE Professor Emeritus Alexander Gorlov to create a giant tidal powered turbine generator in Maine. August 27, 2012

Separating the Good & Bad
ECE & CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda has developed a new software tool called PubCrawl to detect and contain mali­cious web crawlers without effecting normal browsing capac­i­ties August 23, 2012

Measuring Nano-Vibrations
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi is using the $300K DARPA Young Faculty Award he received earlier this year to develop a device capable of detecting the resonances of IR and THz wavelengths. August 20, 2012

REUs Enhance Research
Over 20 engineering students presented their findings recently after completing Northeastern’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program which allowed them to build research skills while solving real-life problems. August 13, 2012

Visions from Mars
MIE Alum Megan Richardson who started as a coop and was later hired at NASA JPL in CA is part of the MSL team that recently placed the rover on Mars. August 9, 2012

Carrier Awarded $430K Grant
ChE Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier received a $430K grant from NIH to determine the “Impact of Lipids on Intestinal Mucus Transport and Structural Properties”. August 7, 2012

Hurricanes & Wind Farms
CEE Assistant Professor Andrew Myers and Professor Jerome Hajjar were awarded an $325K NSF grant to determine the hurricane risk assessment of offshore wind farms. August 7, 2012

Congratulations Ming Wood
MIE middler Ming Wood was selected as the recipient of the $2500 Robert L. Peaslee-Detroit Brazing and Soldering Scholarship which will be presented at the AWS conference in Las Vegas. August 6, 2012

Capstone Goes National
The 1st place ECE spring capstone team iCRAFT (eye Controlled Robotic Arm Feeding Technology), under the direction of associate professor Waleed Meleis, was recently featured on CNN’s “Start Small Think Big.” August 6, 2012

Selenium Remediation
CEE Assistant Professor Philip Larese-Casanova & Assistant Academic Specialist Annalisa Onnis-Hayden were awarded a $305K NSF grant to reduce selenium pollution by using oxygen isotopes. July 31, 2012

Creating Underwater Networks
ECE professor Milica Stojanovic has been awarded an $120K NSF grant to develop a mobile underwater communications network for use in areas like  environmental monitoring, security, and aquaculture. July 31, 2012

Congratulations
Assistant Dean Rachelle Reisberg won the Best PIC V & Best Overall Paper at the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition for “The Effect of Cooperative Education on the Self-Efficacy of Students in Undergraduate Engineering”. July 31, 2012

Ruberti Gets $240K Grant
Working with Duke University, MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti was awarded a 4-year $240K grant from the National Eye Institute to study lipid receptors in age-related macular degeneration. July 24, 2012

Best Season Ever!!
The Northeastern Mini Baja team finished the season in 4th place overall out of 233 teams in the North American three-event series. In the final event held in Wisconsin, the team placed 19th in the endurance race, and 23rd overall out of 120 teams. July 12, 2012

Awarded for Service Learning
Senior Academic Specialist Susan Freeman received the President's Volunteer Service Award for her continued commitment to the Citizen Schools through their apprenticeship model. She provides opportunities for COE undergraduates to participate in Service Learning in the local community, sharing their engineering skillsets with middle school students. July 12, 2012

Carrier Awarded $1.8M Grant
ChE Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier received a $1.8M grant from NIH to develop a method of predicting the effect that ingested lipids have on the absorption of drugs and nutritional supplements. July 10, 2012

Enhancing Engineering
Northeastern hosts the 2012 NSF CMMI Engineering Research & Innovation Conference which focuses on “Engineering Transformation through Partnerships”. July 9, 2012

Improved Water Quality
CEE Associate Professor April Gu has developed a sustainable chemical-free method of recovering the phosphorus used in bioremediation before it wreaks havoc on our water supply. July 9, 2012

Sparking Engineering Ideas
As part of an ITEST grant, led by MIE professor Abe Zeid & associate professor Sagar Kamarthi, two videos that encourage students to pursue engineering have won a CINE Golden Eagle Award and a Silver & Bronze Telly Award July 9, 2012

Busnaina, McGruer, & Adams Receive 2nd Patent
MIE Professors Ahmed Busnaina & George Adams, and ECE Professor Nicol McGruer have been awarded a 2nd patent for their “Bistable nanoswitch” July 5, 2012

Leeser Awarded $500K NSF Grant
ECE Professor Miriam Leeser was awarded a $500K NSF to Ensure Reliability and Portability of Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures.
July 3, 2012

Mavroidis Receives Patent
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis has been awarded a patent for his design of a Virtual Ankle and Balance Trainer System. July 2, 2012

Ruberti & Kowalski Awarded Patent
MIE Associate Professors Jeff Ruberti & Gregory Kowalski have been awarded a patent for creating a "Nanoloom for controlling polymer assembly". July 2, 2012

Meet Our New Dean
On September 1, Nadine Aubry joined COE as our new Dean. An expert in fluid mechanics, she will make COE a leader in expe­ri­en­tial research and edu­ca­tion. June 26, 2012

NUChip to Detect Cancer
Through interdisciplinary research, a group of graduate students from ECE, MIE, and Pharmacy under the direction of Professor Ahmed Busnaina and Vladimer Torchlin have developed a chip that uses nanoparticles to detect colorectal cancer earlier. June 22, 2012

Gu Awarded for Reviews
CEE Assistant Professor April Gu is a recipient of the 2012 Environmental Science & Technology Excellence in Review Award for her contributions to the journal over the past year. June 22, 2012

Making Bicycling Safer
CIV Professor Peter Furth is creating a system to map out a city’s traffic stress in order to make it safer for bicyclists to get around. June 20, 2012

Benneyan Wins 3rd Center
MIE Professor James Benneyan was awarded an $8M Health Care Innovation Award to establish a Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute at Northeastern by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. June 18, 2012

Triangulating Landmines
Margery Hines, a PhD student in ECE, won a $2000 NSF Judges’ Choice Award for her walking robot based mine detection video presentation at the National NSF IGERT Online Video & Poster Competition in Washington, DC. June 13, 2012

Screening for the Cure
Sean Burns, ChE’13, a Steamboat Foundation Scholar, is using his coop experiences to work with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to improve the screening of which drugs might be effective at curing cancer. June 12, 2012

Bringing Water to Town
CEE capstone students working with Associate Professor Ferdi Hellweger and EWB have developed a piping system to provide clean drinking water in Bbanda, Uganda. June 11, 2012

Modular Flight Camera
Under the direction of ECE Professor Bahram Shafai, a group of capstone students have created an easy to assemble and transport remote-controlled sur­veil­lance helicopter. June 6, 2012

Sustainable Buildings
CIV Chair & Professor, Jerome Hajjar, has received a $250K NSF grant to develop a “Design for Deconstruction” method for building construction by creating sustainable steel structures. May 24, 2012

Benneyan Becomes IIE Fellow
MIE Professor James Benneyan was selected to become a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers for his significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering. May 24, 2012

IPS Being Field Tested
CEE Professors Mishac Yegian and Akram Alshawabkeh were featured in Civil Engineering for their upcoming field tests using Induced Partial Saturation (IPS) to prevent soil liquefaction during earthquakes. May 23, 2012

Life Cycle of Anesthetics
Civil & Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Matthew Eckelman is determining what type of effect that the anes­thetic gases used in the healthcare industry have on the environment. May 22, 2012

Nayeb-Hashemi & Vaziri Awarded $785K in Grants
MIE Professor Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri have received three multi-national QNRF grants in the areas of health and sustainability. May 21, 2012

Yeh Receives Fellowship
ECE Associate Professor Edmund Yeh was awarded the pres­ti­gious Hum­boldt Research Fellowship to develop improved internet and wireless technologies. May 18, 2012

Mapping Protein Shape Shifting
ECE Professors Lee Makowski, Dana Brooks, and Assistant Professor Deniz Erdogmus have been awarded a $657K NSF grant to determine the "Precise Characterization of Conformational Ensembles". May 17, 2012

Generations of Hard Work
David Luzzi, Executive Director of the Strategic Security Initiative, has been awarded the pres­ti­gious Ellis Island Medal of Honor for significant contributions in his field. May 15, 2012

Fighting Cyber Threats
ECE & CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda was selected as the inau­gural Sy and Laurie Stern­berg Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Asso­ciate Pro­fessor for Infor­ma­tion Assur­ance for his work in cybersecurity. May 15, 2012

Jaeger Wins 2 ASEE Awards
MIE Senior Academic Specialist Beverly Jaeger has won BOTH of ASEE’s Spread the Word & Campus Representative awards for recruiting the most new Professional members & maintaining the highest % of faculty membership. May 15, 2012

Making Clean Water For All
Under the supervision of professor Mohammad Taslim, a team of MIE capstone students have developed a solar-​​ powered desali­na­tion system to help the world’s water crisis.
May 11, 2012

Jung Awarded $309K NSF Grant
MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung has been awarded a 309K NSF grant to create optoelectronic devices made from carbon nanotubes and silicon. May 10, 2012

Rinaldi Receives DARPA Award
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi is the recipient of a $300K DARPA Young Faculty Award which supports the next generation of engineers who will work on DoD and national security issues. May 8, 2012

Selected As Editor-in-Chief
ECE Professor Brad Lehman will be appointed Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics journal starting in 2013. May 8, 2012

Congratulations Khabat Ebnabbasi
ECE PhD student Khabat Ebnabbasi was selected for the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship award. Only six such fellowships are awarded worldwide. May 8, 2012

ALERT Wins Grand Prize
A group of ECE graduates and professors from ALERT won the top prize of $10,000 for their entry of “Next Generation Millimeter-Wave Body Imaging for Concealed Threat Detection” in the 2012 National Security Innovation Competition. May 4, 2012

Congratulations COE Award Winners
Congratulations to the recipients of this year's College of Engineering Faculty and Staff awards. May 2, 2012

Nanoribbon Twists & Turns
MIE Associate Professor Moneesh Upmanyu has shown that crys­talline nanorib­bons twist and turn similar to the leaves of a rhodo­den­dron based on their width and shape. May 2, 2012

Carbon Nanotubes Bundle Up!
MIE Associate Professors Moneesh Upmanyu and Yung Joon Jung were published in Nanoscale for their research in “Bundling Dynamics Regulates the Active Mechanics and Transport in Carbon Nanotube Networks and their Nanocomposites” May 1, 2012

Congratulations to the winners of the ECE Capstone Competition!

May 1, 2012

Modeling an Explosion
ChE Professor Ron Willey received the Bill Doyle Best Paper Award at the 2011 AIChE Loss Prevention Symposium for modeling a 2007 reactor explosion at T2.  It was one of the hottest articles published in 2011 in the field of chemical engineering & process safety. April 27, 2012

Outstanding Reviews
MIE Professor Hameed Metghalchi has been selected as one of the best reviewers of 2011 for the International Journal of Applied Energy. April 25, 2012

Helping Those in Need
Gina Palino, CEE’13, has been reaching out as the EWB-NEU Program Director for Uganda to help teach the Bbandans about their water supply. April 25, 2012

Great Team Finish!!
The NU BAJA team placed 2nd in the endurance race and finished 4th overall out of 100 teams at the Auburn, Alabama competition. April 25, 2012

Congratulations BESS
The Black Engineering Student Society won big at the NSBE Annual Convention: •National Chapter of the Year Award, •APEX Award - Highest % of Members with a GPA >3.0, •BCA scholars - Jason Lee & Neel Shah, and •National TORCH Member of the Year - Oliver Maurice April 14, 2012

Congratulations Neel Shah!
Neel Shah (ECE ’14) is the recipient of this year’s Barry M. Goldwater Scholar award. This national award is considered to be one of the most competitive science scholarships in the country. April 13, 2012

Congratulations Bo Li!
MIE PhD candidate Bo Li is one of this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Research Awards which are presented to those students whom have contributed significant accomplishments in research. April 13, 2012

Congratulations Lauren Brown
IE master’s candidate Lauren Brown is the recipient of this year’s Graduate Experiential Learning Award for her significant accomplishments in experiential learning. April 13, 2012

SMART Lab Opens
The new engineering MathWorks Systems Modeling and Radio Technology (SMART) Laboratory will be home to the next developments in high-tech simulation and advanced computing. April 12, 2012

Protecting the Environment
CIV Associate Professor Ferdi Hellweger won the 2012 New England Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of his exceptional work and commitment to the environment. April 11, 2012

Calculating Cell Interaction
ChE Associate Professor Anand Asthagiri was featured in the Biophysical Journal for his work in determining the effect of growth factors on cell-cell adhesion. April 4, 2012

One of the Best in the US
ECE Professor Brad Lehman was selected by The Princeton Review as one of the Top 300 Professors in the Country that make lasting impacts in the lives of their students. April 4, 2012

Outstanding Student Researchers
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Research, Innovation & Scholarship Expo: Adam Morgan (BSME), Joseph Robinson (BSEE), Jeffrey Breugelmans (PhDIE), and Richard Ranky (PhDME) March 30, 2012

Congratulations David Walsh
David Walsh, a PhD student in Bioengineering, has received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowships that recognizes and supports outstanding students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines. March 30, 2012

Congratulations ChE Seniors
ChE Seniors Thomas Dusseault & Emma Chory are recipients of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships that recognize outstanding students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing a graduate degree. March 30, 2012

Making Impossible Possible
ChE Professor Laura Lewis was featured by National Geographic for her work with ARPA-E in creating a rare- earth free magnet currently only found in meteorites. March 30, 2012

Student Services Newsletter
Check out the latest Graduate Student Services newsletters for announcements, special opportunities, and upcoming deadlines. March 30, 2012

Congratulations Lauren Gianino!!
Lauren Gianino (ChE ’12) is a recipient of the Harold Hodgkinson Award in recognition of scholastic achievement, leadership, coop, and service in voluntary organizations and activities. This is one of the highest honors that a senior at Northeastern can receive. March 29, 2012

Raising Money for a Cause
The Catalyst program was created to raise money to support student projects like sending EWB to Bbanda to improve the water supply or sending the Mini Baja team to Oregon to compete. March 28, 2012

Top of the Magnetic Class
The article written by ChE PhD graduate Brian Plouffe, Associate Professor Shashi Murthy & Professor Laura Lewis on "Thermomagnetic determination of Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticle diameters for biomedical applications" was one of the top 25 articles of 2011! March 28, 2012

Mavroidis Receives Patent
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis has been awarded a patent for his design of a Electro-Rheological Fluid device for use in brakes and actuators. March 27, 2012

On to Nationals for ChemECar Team
At the 2012 Northeast Regional AIChE ChemECar Competition, the NU ChemECar Team won 1st Place in the race, AND won the poster competition for most creative car. March 21, 2012

NUTRONS Win in NYC
The NUTRONS, Northeastern’s FIRST Robotics team, won the 2012 New York City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition with help from their alliance teams. March 20, 2012

Self-Stable Bicycles
MIE Assistant Academic Specialist Jim Papadopoulos was featured in Discover Magazine’s 100 Top Stories of 2011 for his article in Science. March 19, 2012

Guiding Cell Movement
ChE Associate Professor Anand Asthagiri is developing "traffic patterns" to enhance the directionality and speed of a cell’s movement in the body to promote faster healing. March 14, 2012

One Word: Engineering
"Whether you, your child, or both are financing college, to earn a decent return on that investment your student needs to base academic choices at least in part on employment trends…If your child has the aptitude, he/she should pursue an engineering degree... End of discussion." ~Ali Velshi, chief business correspondent, CNN© March 14, 2012

Congratulations Erika Moody
IE Senior Erika Moody is the 1st place recipient of the IIE James W. Barany Student Award for Excellence to be awarded in May at the IIE Annual IE Conference and Expo 2012 in Orlando. March 13, 2012

Congratulations Nazli Caner
Bioengineering PhD candidate Nazli Caner is one of only 5 recipients of the OARSI Young Investigators Scholarship which will be presented at the OARSI Congress in Barcelona in April. March 12, 2012

Water Affected by Population
CIV Associate Professor Auroop Ganguly’s computational model of the world’s future water supply shows that population growth has a greater impact than climate change. March 9, 2012

Reinventing The Magnet
ChE Professor Laura Lewis and ECE Professor Vince Harris have received a $3.5M DOE grant to create a rare-earth-free magnet as part of the Rare Earth Alternatives in Critical Technologies (REACT) Program. March 6, 2012

Coop Fuels Career Goals
Civil Engineering Senior Kristen Blackbird worked on coop with Gilbane Building Company during the construction of the new George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security. February 29, 2012

Rethinking an Old Problem
Under the supervision of Assistant Academic Specialist Daniel Dulaski, a team of Civil capstone students, are trying to develop a solution to leesen the congestion in Boston’s North End. Their work was recently highlighted in the North End Regional Review.
February 29, 2012

Capstone Acts as a Real World Experience
A group of capstone students, under the direction of MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis, have designed a rehabilitation glove to increase fine motor control of the hands of patients post-stroke. February 29, 2012

Harris is Top in the World
ECE Professor Vincent Harris has been identified to be in the top 1% of the world's most cited scientists from 2000-2010. His top 50 papers have been cited on average more than 44 times each. February 29, 2012

Alshawabkeh Elected Fellow
CIV Professor Akram Alshawabkeh has been selected as a fellow of ASCE in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession. February 28, 2012

Combining Fields of Study
PhD graduate Brian Plouffe was able to expand on the research interests of ChE Associate Professor Shashi Murthy and Professor Laura Lewis to create a miniaturized version of a magnet-activated cell sorting (MACS) device to detect cancer cells. February 24, 2012

Increasing Cell Motility
ChE Associate Professor Anand Asthagiri is featured in the journal Langmuir for showing how changing the geometry of a cell can enhance the cell’s motility. February 16, 2012

Metghalchi Receives ASME Dedicated Service Award
MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi is the recipient of an ASME 2011 Dedicated Service Award for his years of loyal service to ASME. February 10, 2012

Vaziri Awarded NSF CAREER Award
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri has been awarded a $400K NSF CAREER grant to study “Functional Biomimetric Materials with Extreme Topology”. February 2, 2012

Jalili Selected as Fellow
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Associate Professor Nader Jalili has been selected as a fellow of ASME. January 27, 2012

Tracking MassDOT Performance
CIV Professor Ali Touran has teamed up with Pioneer Institute to create a Massachusetts Transportation Dashboard to monitor how MassDOT is using tax dollars to reduce traffic congestion and increase throughput & safety. January 24, 2012

Erdogmus Awarded $95K NSF Grant
ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus is working with OHSU to apply statistical machine learning technology to minimize any errors that occur during clinical laboratory tests. January 23, 2012

Erdogmus Awarded CAREER Grant
ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus has been awarded an $505K NSF CAREER grant for “Signal Models, Channel Capacity, and Information Rate for Noninvasive Brain Interfaces”. January 19, 2012

Failure by Design
CIV Chair & Professor, Jerome Hajjar, has designed a system that would allow replaceable steel fuses to absorb the forces of an earthquake and save the building from damage. January 17, 2012

Getting More Out of Exercise
A group of capstone students, under the direction of MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis, created the Android app SQUID that monitors exercise routines via a sensor-equipped shirt. January 5, 2012

Interested in Joining a Student Chapter?
Check out the Spring 2012 schedule of student chapter meetings to learn more. January 3, 2012

Alumni Used Coop to Obtain Dream Job
Maureen Dutton, E'91, was able to use her coop experiences she obtained at Northeastern to achieve her childhood dream of working at NASA. December 20, 2011

Metghalchi Takes the Lead
MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi will become the Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology on January 1, 2012. December 19, 2011

Ganguly Featured by NSF
CIV Associate Professor Auroop Ganguly’s paper about rainfall extremes over India will be published in the February 2012 issue of the Nature Climate Change journal and is highlighted on the NSF website. December 19, 2011

Congratulations!
Beverly Jaeger, Richard Whalen, Susan Freeman, & Stanley Forman won Best Paper at the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference for their paper “Service-Learning vs. Learning Service in First-Year Engineering: If We Cannot Conduct First-Hand Service Projects, is it Still of Value?” December 16, 2011

Congratulations Carla Cherchi
CIV PhD student, Carla Cherchi, was awarded Best Student Paper SETAC for her paper "Impact of Nano Titanium Dioxide Exposure on Cellular Structure of Anabaena Variabilis and Evidence of Internalization." December 16, 2011

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
The College of Engineering has launched an REU website where undergraduate students may seek out research opportunities to expand their academic, intellectual and personal development, both internally at Northeastern University and externally at other institutions. December 14, 2011

Kowalski Awarded Patent
MIE Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski has been awarded a patent for his work in “Ultra-Sensitive Temperature Sensing and Calorimetry”. December 13, 2011

Honoring Engineering Leaders
The Bernard M. Gordon Tribute to Engineering Leadership Archway was recently unveiled to inspire and educate visitors with stories of ten top engineering leaders. December 13, 2011

Scanning for Answers
MIE sophomore Lyda Sallaway is working with ALERT and the Investing in Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders (ITEL) program to determine what types of objects appear in an image when using backscatter X-ray technology. December 2, 2011

Luzzi takes helm of Strategic Security Initiative
David E. Luzzi has assumed new responsibilities as founding executive director of Northeastern’s Strategic Security Initiative. Dr. Luzzi, who joined the university in 2007 as dean of engineering, will play a key role in advancing security-related research and collaborations to drive Northeastern’s national leadership in this critical domain. November 30, 2011

Gupta: Book of the Month
MIE Professor Surendra Gupta’s book “Green Supply Chain Management: Product Life Cycle Approach” was selected as Book of the Month by Industrial Engineer Magazine. November 14, 2011

MIE Receives Best Paper
MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi, Assistant Professor Reza Sheikhi, and PhD student Mehdi Safari received the 2010 ASME Systems Analysis Best Paper Award for their "Analysis of local entropy generation via large eddy simulation of turbulent flows". November 14, 2011

Wrinkles Under Pressure
Physics World featured MIE Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri’s research that was published in the Physical Review Letters journal for his work in determining the wrinkling properties of pressurized elastic membranes under tension. October 28, 2011

ASME salutes Prof. Jalili
MIE Associate Professor Nader Jalili was recognized by ASME for his exemplary service as a general chair of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. October 27, 2011

Knowing the Subject Matter
Congratulations Maureen McCaffrey & Laura Pagani, whose team took 1st place at the SWE National conference. 20 COE SWE students cheered them on in Chicago! Congratulations to Hillary Tracy for receiving a SWE Boston section scholarship. October 26, 2011

CANstructing for Charity
The NU Chapter of Chi Epsilon received an honorable mention  for their Costa Rican Red-Eyed Tree Frog at the regional 2011 CANstruction competition. October 21, 2011

Monitoring Patient Recovery
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis is embedding dynamic sensors into medical braces that would allow doctors to monitor the progress of a patient’s physical therapy. October 14, 2011

Engineering Patient Care
MIE Professor James Benneyan is working with the Boston-based Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) to use system engineering methods to make healthcare safer and more efficient. October 14, 2011

Giving Back to the Community
The ASCE student group was awarded the ASCE 2011 Region 1 Distinguished Chapter Award for their work in redesigning a garden in the Fenway for use by people with special needs. October 11, 2011

Busnaina, Adams & McGruer Receive Patent
MIE Professors Ahmed Busnaina & George Adams, and ECE Professor Nicol McGruer have been awarded a patent for their “Bistable nanoswitch”. October 7, 2011

Correcting Healthcare
MIE Professor Vinod Sahney uses systems engineering principles to redesign the healthcare system to improve treatment, patient safety and quality of care. September 29, 2011

Mavroidis Receives 2 Patents
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis was awarded 2 patents this month for "Instrumented handle and pedal systems for use in rehabilitation, exercise and training equipment" AND "Gear Bearing Drive". September 28, 2011

Creative Engineering
Using engineering design principles while on coop in Paris, CIV senior Chris Nasif designed a steel reinforcement system that allow buildings to be more earthquake resistant. September 28, 2011

Congratulations Emily Nelson!
Emily Nelson, BSChE 2012, has been selected as one of the recipient's of this year's AIChE Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer National Scholarship Award. September 26, 2011

Leading the University’s Security Initiative
Dean David Luzzi has been appointed the executive director of the University’s Strategic Security Initiative and will help further develop the university’s security agenda. September 22, 2011

Redesigning the Internet
ECE Associate Professor Edmund Yeh is working with NSF’s Future Internet Architecture Program to develop a method that would relieve network congestion and privacy concerns when surfing the internet. September 22, 2011

The Transformation of Homeland Security
ECE Professor and co-director of CenSSIS Michael Silevitch discusses the changes in the countries homeland security since 9/11. Silevitch was also quoted in an article from Fox news. September 9, 2011

Improving Penmanship
MIE Assistant Professors Rifat Sipahi & Andrew Gouldstone and Senior Academic Specialist Beverly Jaeger received a $270K NSF grant to create a “Smart Pen” to assist people with fine motor control disorders. September 8, 2011

Detecting Mines Using GPR
ECE Professor Carey Rappaport was awarded a $200K NSF grant to incorporate a high resolution ground penetrating radar system into a walking robot to locate land mines and other IEDs. September 6, 2011

Cyber-Physical Systems
ECE Assistant Professors Gunar Schirner, Deniz Erdogmus, and  Kaushik Chowdhury were awarded an $1.25M National Science Foundation grant to develop “Human-in-the-Loop Cyber-Physical Systems.” August 31, 2011

Creating the Super Magnet
ChE Professor and Chair Laura Lewis has received an $155K NSF grant to use high-anisotropy L10 materials to create rare-earth-free permanent magnets materials. August 31, 2011

Building a Better Tomorrow
ECE professors Ali Abur, Hanoch Lev-Ari, and former COE professor Alex Stankovic secured a $2.3M grant from the NSF and the Dept. of Energy to help develop the nation's next generation of electric power transmission grids. August 29, 2011

Mapping the Human Genome
ChE Professor Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy, working with LSU, was awarded a $276K grant to create a device using nanowires that will screen RNA and DNA sequences as part of NIH’s $1000 Genome Project. August 24, 2011

Monitoring Air Quality
ECE Assistant Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Associate Professor Stefano Basagni were awarded an $170K NSF Grant to develop a series of networks to monitor air pollution. August 22, 2011

Detecting Traffic Patterns
CIV Professor Peter Furth was awarded a $230K NSF grant to develop an algorithm that will control traffic lights based on communicating with the signals from neighboring intersections. August 18, 2011

Preventing Ground Failure
CEE Professors Mishac Yegian and Akram Alshawabkeh were awarded a $1.2M NSF grant to use Induced Partial Saturation (IPS) to try and prevent ground liquefaction from occuring under structures during earthquakes. August 16, 2011

COE Alum appointed MassDOT Highway Adminstrator
Frank DePaola, a MS’84 graduate in civil engineering, has been appointed the highway administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. August 16, 2011

One of the Top Articles
ECE Associate Professor, Hossein Mosallaei’s paper “Array of Planar Plasmonic Scatteres Functioning as Light Concentrator” is one of the top downloaded articles in July 2011 from the journal Optic Letters. August 15, 2011

Studying a Cell at a Time
ChE Assistant Professor Edgar Goluch was awarded a $174K NSF grant to use nanofluidic electrochemical detection and optics as an improved method for studying individual bacterial cells. August 15, 2011

Developing Dissipation Plan
CIV Professor Dionisio Bernal was awarded a $160K grant from NSF’s National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program to estimate damping in buildings during earthquakes. August 11, 2011

Upmanyu Awarded $320K Grant
MIE Associate Professor, Moneesh Upmanyu received a $320K NSF grant to use computational analysis to study the formation of nanocrystals in semiconducting nanowires. August 10, 2011

Sasani Receives NSF Grant
CIV Associate Professor Mehrdad Sasani was awarded a $540K grant from NSF’s National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program to determine the effect of seismic activity on reinforced concrete framed buildings. August 2, 2011

Strength of Particle Bonds
MIE Assistant Professor Andrew Gouldstone and Professors Teiicho Ando & Sinan Muftu were awarded a $400K NSF grant to determine how the bonding of particles is affected by ultrasonic vibrations. August 2, 2011

Monitoring Aquatic Ecosystems
Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Ferdi Hellweger was awarded a $61K NSF grant to determine what environmental impacts affect the life cycle of phytoplankton. July 25, 2011

Sipahi Awarded DARPA Grant
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi received a $300K DARPA grant for his research “Model-Free Algorithms to Assist and Control Human-Task Missions against Dynamic Environments.” July 25, 2011

$2.5M Gift for Endowed Faculty Chair
Entrepreneur Arthur Zafiropoulo has donated $2.5M to establish a new College of Engineering endowed faculty chair, one of the highest recognitions that a faculty member can receive. July 20, 2011

Kirda Receives NSF Grant
ECE and CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda was awarded a $486K NSF grant to develop tools to automatically detect when a malicious bot is trying to connect to a computer host. July 20, 2011

Isaacs & Busnaina Awarded $1.2M Grant
MIE Professors Jackie Isaacs and Ahmed Busnaina have received an $1.2M NSF grant to use LCA methods to determine the ethical, legal, and societal impacts of scaling nanomanufacturing to commercial production. July 18, 2011

ASME is Making a Splash
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers student group designed and built a solar-powered boat that placed 8th in the sprint event at the national collegiate Solar Splash competition in Iowa. July 18, 2011

Cipolla Awarded for his Dedicated Service
MIE Professor John Cipolla is the recipient of an ASME Dedicated Service Award for his 20 years of involvement and leadership in the Center of Education at ASME. July 14, 2011

Sun Receives $450K Grant
ECE Associate Professor Nian Sun has been awarded a $450K grant from Semiconductor Research Corporation for his work in Tunable Inductors & Transformers for Filters, LNAs, and PAs. July 12, 2011

Search and Rescue Robot
A group of capstone students, under the direction of ECE Professor Charles DiMarzio, developed a life-saving robot that searches a disaster stuck area for survivors by detecting where cell phones are. July 6, 2011

Benneyan Wins Best Paper
MIE Professor James Benneyan and Jordan Peck won the best paper award at the 2011 Technology Management and Policy Graduate Consortium for “Using Prediction to Improve Patient Flow in a Health Care Delivery Chain”. July 5, 2011

Congratulations Ye Zhao
ECE graduate student Ye Zhao won a "Best Student Presentation Award" at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference for his paper "Fault Analysis in Solar PV Arrays under: Low Irradiance Conditions and Reverse Connections". June 29, 2011

Early Detection of Skin Cancer
Under the supervision of Associate Professor Masoud Salehi, a team of ECE capstone students, created a Structured Illumination Microscope that will be able to detect skin cancer much faster than today’s methods. June 21, 2011

COE Alum Takes Archery High-Tech
Robert Donahoe, EE‘85, combined his knowledge of engineering and intellectual property law to form Full Flight Technology, which improves an archers understanding of arrow speed, flight dynamics and bow performance. June 15, 2011

Creating Disaster Resistant Structures
Professor Jerome Hajjar discusses emerging research at Northeastern University to develop new types of buildings and bridge systems that can help cities zones withstand hazards such as earthquakes and hurricanes. June 15, 2011

Inspiring Future Students Through Robotics
Northeastern students and alumni mentored high schoolers during the 7th annual FIRST Robotics Beantown Blitz competition -- one of the largest off-season robotics events in the New England area. June 15, 2011

Engineering a Healthcare Solution
MIE Professor James Benneyan is investigating ways to use systems engineering to improve the healthcare system by optimizing treatments, patient safety and quality of care. June 14, 2011

Ratilal Awarded $150K Grant
ECE associate professor Purnima Ratilal, has received a $150K NSF grant to develop a system to detect the movements of marine animals in near-real-time to minimize the impact of man-made activities on their populations. June 14, 2011

Lending a Mind-Controlled Hand
Under the direction of Associate Professor Waleed Meleis, a team of ECE capstone students, created a Disability Assistant Robot With i (Eye) Navigation (DARWiN) that would allow a disabled people to interact with things around the house. June 13, 2011

Improving Tomorrow’s Leaders
The Gordon Engineering Leadership Program cohosted a conference with MIT to discover ways to improve engineering leadership education across several universities. June 13, 2011

Real-World Academics
CIV Professors Ming Wang, Dionisio Bernal, and Jerome Hajjar organized the 2011 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference which focused on academic research and real-world applications. June 13, 2011

Brain Controlled Flight Simulater
A team of ECE capstone students, supervised by Associate Professor Waleed Meleis and Assistant Professor Deniz Erdogmus, created a system to fly the simulated plane in FlightGear using a person’s brainwaves. May 31, 2011

Retention Through Coop
MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi, STEM Director Claire Duggan, and Multicultural Engineering Director Richard Harris were awarded a $99K NSF grant to determine if student retention is increased by participation in coop. May 27, 2011

Engineers Without Borders Newsletter
Read about all the great contributions to society that the members of the EWB group provide. May 27, 2011

Controlling Home Power Usage
Under the direction of Professor Bahram Shafai, a team of ECE capstone students, developed a breaker box that monitors a home’s electricity usage to let users set priorities of when things should be used. May 27, 2011

Voice-Controlled Movements
A group of ECE capstone students, under the direction of Professor Bahram Shafai, designed a voice controlled wheelchair that can navigate around obstacles and prevent the chair from going near stairwells. May 24, 2011

From Paper to Reality
The ASCE group was able to use the experience they received in the classroom to improve the design of their canoe during the NE Regional Conrete Canoe competition. May 5, 2011

Generating Environmentally Friendly Power
Professor Emeritus Alexander Gorlov has been nominated for the 2011 European Inventor Award for his invention of the enviromentally friendly Gorlov Helical Turbine. The winner will be announced on May 19 in Budapest, Hungary. May 4, 2011

Metghalchi Awarded Medal
MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi is the recipient of the ASME James H. Potter Gold Medal that recognizes eminent achievement or distinguished service in the field of thermodynamics. May 4, 2011

Staying One Step Ahead
ECE and CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda is focused on how to keep applications secure from the latest viruses and cyber-security threats. May 3, 2011

Eye-Tracking Controller
Jeffrey Breugelmans, a PhD in Industrial Engineering, developed a device that tracks a person’s eye movement to control the navigation in video games. May 3, 2011

Jampole Wins Chi Epsilon National Scholarship
CEE Senior Ezra Jampole, the President of the NU Chi Epsilon chapter, has won the 2011 Chi Epsilon Joseph L. Brandes National Scholarship.  The award recognizes a student’s outstanding academic work and extracurricular activities, particularly in Chi Epsilon. April 27, 2011

Real Life Problem Solving
MIE Junior Brian Racca was able to use the experience he learned in the classroom while on his recent coop to improve the design of a nuclear reactor valve at The Weir Group PLC. April 26, 2011

Seniors win Prestigious NSF Fellowships
Dana Peck, BSCE’11 and Sarah Brown, BSEE’11 received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships that recognize outstanding students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based MS and PhD degrees. April 22, 2011

Tracking Cancerous Cell Scatter
ChE Associate Professor Anand Asthagiri has received a $270K NIH grant to generate a quantitative analysis of how epithelial cells scatter during cancer development. April 19, 2011

Congratulations NU ASCE
The NU chapter of ASCE finished in sixth place when competing against 15 area teams with their new lighter design in the 2011 New England Regional Conrete Canoe competition. April 15, 2011

Inspiring Student’s Futures
The Bernard M. Gordon Tribute to Engineering Leadership Archway was dedicated to inspire and educate visitors by honoring some of the top engineering leaders. April 13, 2011

Hands-On Learning
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi and Associate Professor Nader Jalili received a $40K grant from MathWorks to develop a new hands-on mechatronics course using MathWorks products. April 12, 2011

The Students Speak
Congratulations to all those faculty that were chosen as Outstanding Teachers of the College of Engineering based on student's TRACE evaluation reports. April 11, 2011

Outstanding Student Researchers
Congratulations to all the winners from the NU Research & Scholarship Expo: Anna Craver (BSME), Katherine Dixon (BSME), Christopher Flanagan (BSME), Brittne Lynn (BSME), Mason Riley (BSME), Saber Talebi Anaraki (MSME), Chuanwei Zhuo (PhDME), Hari Chauhan (PhDCE), Zheng Gong (PhDEE), David Reed (PhDEE), Duong Tran (PhDEE), and Brian Plouffe (PhDChE). April 7, 2011

ECM Stiffness Regulates Growth
ChE Associate Professor Anand Asthagiri was featured in the latest issue of the Journal of Cell Science describing how physical changes in the cellular microenvironment could play a role in cancer progression. April 6, 2011

Congratulations Nicholas Daggett
Nicholas Daggett, ME’11, is the recipient of the Harold D. Hodgkinson Award, which recognizes distinguished scholastic achievement, professional potential, volunteer service, coop, and demonstrated qualities of character, personality & leadership. It is one of the highest honors that an Northeastern senior can achieve. April 4, 2011

Congratulations Lauren Gianino
Lauren Gianino, a senior in Chemical Engineering and the Tau Beta Pi vice-president elect for '11-'12, won a TBP scholarship for $2000 based on high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. March 29, 2011

Investing in Clean Energy
Distinguished MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis has been awarded up to $40K from MTTC and MassCEC to demonstrate the commercial viability of his clean energy technology. March 24, 2011

Benneyan is Keynote Speaker
MIE Professor James Benneyan gave the keynote speaker address on the quality and safety of the US healthcare system for the American Society for Healthcare Engineer’s PDC Annual Conference. March 17, 2011

Harris Selected as Klein Lecturer
ECE Professor Vincent Harris has been selected as this year’s Robert D. Klein University Lecturer. This award honors faculty members who have contributed to their field of study and share the fruits of that scholarship with the University and the general public. March 11, 2011

Mavroidis Awarded $270K Grant
MIE Professor Constantinos Mavroidis has been awarded a $270K NSF grant to develop an inexpensive customizable sensor which will increase the comfort levels of individuals that wear mechatronic devices. March 11, 2011

Congratulations COE Award Winners
Congratulations to the recipients of this year's College of Engineering Faculty and Staff awards. March 10, 2011

COE Alum Modernizes GPS Technology
John Betz, a ME'79, PhD'84 graduate in Electrical Engineering, has contributed to modernizing the Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs). March 1, 2011

Turning the Theoretical into Reality
Under the direction of Beverly Jaeger, a group of freshman engineering students are working to improve the gear used by service dogs to help the disabled. Click here for a video from their recent meeting with guide dogs Bronson and Jozsi. February 28, 2011

Measuring Interatomic Distances
ECE Professor Lee Makowski has received a $280K NIH grant to develop MADMAX, a Multi-wavelength Anomalous Diffraction using Medium Angle X-ray solution scattering, for the precise measurement of conformational changes in proteins. February 22, 2011

Receiving the Highest Honor
MIE Professor James Benneyan has been awarded the Smalley President’s Award, the highest honor from the Society for Health Systems for his lifelong service to the healthcare IE profession. February 22, 2011

Teaching Students Through Video Games
The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) has developed Geckoman!, an online video game, that teaches middle-school students about nanoscience. February 17, 2011

Chory Chosen as a Pioneering Leader
Emma Chory, ChE’12, has been selected as a Steamboat Scholar. The summer program provides talented undergrads prestigious internships with Grant Partners to cultivate their leadership skills. February 16, 2011

Passing Knowledge On
STEM Associate Professor Christos Zahopoulos has received the IEEE-USA Professional Achievement for Individuals Award for “sparking precollegiate interest in technology and engineering careers” through NU’s RE-SEED program. February 15, 2011

Malima is CIMIT Finalist
Asanterabi Malima, a PhD in ECE, has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 CIMIT Prize for Primary Healthcare for his research project “Highly Sensitive Micron Scale In-vivo Biosensor for  Multiple Biomarker Detection”. February 11, 2011

Factoring in Delays
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi has developed an “intelligent” algorithm that takes into account time delays in areas such as traffic flow, supply chain management, and human biology. February 9, 2011

Carrier Awarded $230K Grant
ChE Assistant Professor Rebecca Carrier received a $230K grant from NIH to development a natural matrix-based cell delivery vehicle for delivery of RPCs to the subretinal space to promote retinal regeneration. February 7, 2011

Brooks and DiMarzio Receive $65K NSF Grant
ECE professor Dana Brooks and associate professor Charles DiMarzio have been awarded a $65K NSF grant to develop a computationally-enhanced optical imaging infrastructure. February 7, 2011

Potential Life Saving Coupler
Under the direction of Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti, a team of MIE capstone students, developed an "anastomotic coupler" that could quickly reconnect tiny blood vessels that currently take hours to repair during surgery. February 4, 2011

360° Solar Food Dehydrator
Under the direction of Professor Mohammad Taslim, a team of MIE capstone students, designed an inexpensive 360-degree solar food dehydrator for use in preventing food spoilage in developing countries. February 2, 2011

Solving a Global Challenge
Under the direction of Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti and the Cambridge-based coop employer Joule Unlimited, Inc., a team of MIE capstone students, developed a bioreactor that turns sunlight and carbon dioxide into clean energy. January 28, 2011

Gorlov nominated for European Inventor Award
Professor Emeritus Alexander Gorlov has been nominated for the 2011 European Inventor Award for his invention of the helical turbine for power and propulsion systems. This is Europe's highest distinction for inventors worldwide. January 24, 2011

Sipahi on Cover of IEEE Control Systems Magazine
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi’s article “Stability and Stabilization of Systems with Time Delay, Limitations and Opportunities” is featured on the cover of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine. January 19, 2011

Attempting to Prevent Arthritis
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Professor Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri are using 3D imaging models of knee joints to develop methods to treat and prevent osteoarthritis. January 13, 2011

Lightning Fast Results
The NU Computer Architecture Research group, under the direction of ECE Professor David Kaeli, is developing supercomputing technology to pinpoint the location of objects or people 10-15x faster than traditional methods. December 23, 2010

Congratulations Katherine Ziemer
Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Katherine Ziemer has been elected to serve as a member of the AIChE Board of Directors for the next 3 years. December 23, 2010

Emerging Leaders Selected
Civil students Ann Polaneczky and Matt Walsh were named as "Emerging Leaders" by Engineers Without Borders-USA for their clean-water systems that were built in Honduras and Uganda. There were only 9 given this distinction out of 12,000 members. December 9, 2010

Congratulations!!!
The paper titled "Collaborative Adaptation of Cognitive Radio Parameters Using Ontology and Policy Approach", authored by Shujun Li, Mieczyslaw Kokar, David Brady and Jakub Moskal, won the Best Paper Award in the R&D Track at the 2010 Wireless Innovation Technical Conference. December 8, 2010

Redeveloping the Magnet
ChE Chair Laura Lewis is leading a group developing environmentally friendly magnets that do not rely on the rare earth elements (REEs) that are currently required to create supermagnets for clean energy products. December 8, 2010

Students Awarded Patent for Capstone Project
MIE Graduates Bruce Eidinger, Kendra Mcgrath, Joshua Rigberg, Peter Callaway, and Mark Macomber have been awarded a patent for their 2005 capstone project entitled "Hydrocephalus shunt system quick connector assembly". December 6, 2010

Congratulations Sheba Goklany
Sheba Goklany, a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, is an award recipient of the International Student Poster Competition hosted by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering. November 18, 2010

Nayeb-Hashemi & Vaziri on Cover of Orthopaedic Research
MIE Professor Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri’s article on “Effect of frontal plane tibiofemoral angle on the stress and strain at the knee cartilage during the stance phase of gait” is featured on the cover of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. November 18, 2010

We Need Your Help
Help define the University’s Long Range Plan. Email your feedback to lrp@neu.edu or visit www.neu.edu/lrp. November 12, 2010

Congratulations AIChE ChemECar Team
At the recent national AIChE meeting, the NU ChemECar Team took 1st Place in the Poster Competition, won 6th Place in the race, AND received an Outstanding AIChE Chapter recognition. November 12, 2010

COE Alum appointed as Rutgers ECE Chair
Athina Petropulu, ME’89, PhD’91 has been appointed the new chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Rutgers University School of Engineering in New Jersey. November 9, 2010

Vaziri on Cover of Soft Matter Journal
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri’s article on "High Aspect Ratio Wrinkles on a Soft Polymer" is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Soft Matter. November 3, 2010

Article Voted Top in Past Decade
ECE Associate Professor Nian Sun’s paper on “Giant Electric Field Tuning of Magnetic Properties in Multiferroic Heterostructures” has been selected as one of the 10 most outstanding full papers & featured articles in the past ten years in Advanced Functional Materials. October 27, 2010

Bringing Research to Reality
ECE Professor Michael Silevitch spoke at the recent Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference about the importance of research collaboration to solve global security issues. October 26, 2010

COE Alum wins Young Investigator Award
Tuba Okutucu, a PhD‘05 graduate in Mechanical Engineering, won the Young Investigator Award from the Turkish Scientific Foundation for her research on MEMS Production of Microchannel Heat Sinks with Nanofluids as the Working Fluid and their Application in Microchip Cooling. October 20, 2010

Leaders in Engineering
Jackie Isaacs, Deniz Erdogmus, and Kate Ziemer have been invited to speak at the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. October 12, 2010

Impact of TiO2 Nanoparticles
CEE Assistant Professor April Gu’s research was featured in the latest issue of Chemical & Engineering News describing how TiO2 nanomaterials are affecting the carbon and nitrogen cycles of aquatic ecosystems. October 8, 2010

Mosallaei Receives 2 Grants
ECE Assistant Professor, Hossein Mosallaei has won a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award for Tunable Optical Metamaterials and a AFOSR grant to exploit dielectric and plasmonic particles for nanoscale energy engineering. October 4, 2010

Students win Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation
Under the advisement of Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski, a team of MIE capstone students, has won the Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation from the National Braille Press for designing an inexpensive Braille embosser. October 4, 2010

Ratilal Awarded $1M NSF Grant
Purnima Ratilal, associate professor of ECE, has received a $1M NSF grant to develop a Lightweight Towed Area Receiver (LTAR) to remotely monitor and image large areas of the ocean environment September 30, 2010

Creating Artificial Corneas
MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti has been awarded a $380K grant from the National Eye Institute for his work in engineering biomimetic corneal constructs. September 30, 2010

Moving Society Forward
CIV Chair & Professor, Jerome Hajjar, is a recipient of a 2010 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award for his work in creating building structures that are earthquake proof. September 29, 2010

Understanding Animal Behaviors
ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus has been awarded a $156K NSF grant to develop computational models that will track primate social behaviors unobtrusively. September 28, 2010

How Food Affects Drug Delivery
ChE Assistant Professor Rebecca Carrier was featured in the latest issue of Chemical & Engineering News to explain her computational models of how foods interact with medications. September 28, 2010

Studying Coordinated Interaction
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor, Dagmar Sternad, has received a $1.6M NIH grant to test how the brain controls a person’s movements and coordination. September 24, 2010

CHN Partners with NIOSH
The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) has signed an agreement with NIOSH to advance research and guidance for occupational safety and health in nanotechnology. September 22, 2010

Joining at the Microscale
MIE Professor Teiichi Ando has been awarded a $137K NSF grant to join materials together at the microscale using nanoheater structures leading to new ways to build microscale devices. September 22, 2010

Vaziri Awarded $75K EAGER Grant
MIE Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri has received a $75K NSF EAGER grant to use shell mechanics concepts to study the nonlinear behavior of a number of inorganic and biological systems. September 21, 2010

CHOT featured in US News & World Report
James C. Benneyan, program director of the Center for Health Organization Transformation & Professor of MIE, was featured in latest issue of US News & World Report. September 20, 2010

Podlaha Awarded $300K NSF Grant
ChE Associate Professor Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy has received a $300K NSF Grant to study the electrochemical codeposition of molybdenum and tungsten alloys to catalyze electrolytic hydrogen production. September 14, 2010

Congratulations Stephen Michna
Stephen Michna, a 2010 Civil Engineering graduate, is one of 5 U.S. students who has been awarded a 1-year fellowship to pursue a Master’s degree in Industrial Management in Belgium by the Flemish government. September 13, 2010

Congratulations Stephanie Fernandez
Stephanie Fernandez, currently pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering, has been selected as 1 of 100 GEM Fellows nationwide! September 13, 2010

Breaking Ground for the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security
September 10, 2010 was the historic groundbreaking for the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security which will facilitate university researchers’ work in such fields as cryptography, data security, information assurance, robust infrastructure, and energy harvesting. September 10, 2010

ChE Alum Donates $12M
Chemical Engineering Alumnus George J. Kostas has donated $12M to build a homeland security research facility on Northeastern's Burlington Campus. This is the largest donation for capital in the University's history. September 9, 2010

Cancer Fighting Flowers
ChE Associate Professor Carolyn Lee-Parsons is using a $550K NSF grant to develop a method to boost the production of anti-cancer drugs that are produced by the Madagascar periwinkle plant. September 7, 2010

DiMarzio Awarded Second Patent this Year
ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio has been awarded a patent for “Opto-acoustic signal detection with coherent confocal microscopy”. September 7, 2010

Kaeli Receives $350K Grant
ECE Professor David Kaeli, has been awarded a $350K NSF grant to improve hardware and software reliability issues for future computer systems. September 7, 2010

Congratulations!!!
Nicholas Dagget & Brent Sisson, both seniors in Mechanical Engineering, are award recipients of this year’s Association for Energy Engineers Scholarship Foundation. September 7, 2010

Murthy Selected as Emerging Investigator
ChE Assistant Professor Shashi Murthy was selected for publication in a special edition of Lab on a Chip which features the top 22 Emerging Investigators of 2010 in the field of microsystems and microfluidics. August 30, 2010

Neural Network Challenge
ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus was chosen to be one of five finalists in the international DIADEM (Digital Reconstruction of Axonal and Dendritic Morphology) Challenge. This competition hopes to map the neural networks of the brain to create breakthroughs in the field of neuroscience. August 30, 2010

A Dream Come True
ECE Senior Timur Starobinets was able to use his coop experiences to land his dream job at SpaceX, a company missioned to become the first private company to launch a mid-to-heavy lift rocket into space. August 30, 2010

Weighing in on a Problem
Under the direction of Associate Professor Sinan Muftu, a team of MIE capstone students, developed a portable, thin, flexible scale that can monitor a person’s body weight and can be conveniently used anywhere. August 17, 2010

Gouldstone and Jaeger Awarded $293K Grant
MIE Professor Andrew Gouldstone and Associate Academic Specialist Beverly Jaeger received a $293K NSF Grant to explore activities in Thermal Spray Processing and Volcanology. August 17, 2010

Monitoring Water Quality
Xioadan Ruan, a CEE PhD student under the direction of Associate Professor Ferdi Hellweger, has been testing bacteria levels in the Charles River in hopes that it will once again be swimmable. August 10, 2010

COE Alum Receives Prestigious Fellowship
Moira McSpadden, a ME‘97 graduate in Information Systems, was selected to receive a Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship - considered the "Rhodes Scholarship" for teaching. July 26, 2010

Commercializing Nanotechnology
The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) has received a 5-yr $2M grant from the John Adams Innovation Institute to help commercialize their nanomanufacuring technologies for consumers. July 21, 2010

Extracting the Cure from Flowers
ChE Associate Professor Carolyn Lee-Parsons has received a $550K NSF grant to increase the production of highly-valued medicinal alkaloids from the Madagascar periwinkle plant. July 19, 2010

Double Congratulations
Ismail Ilker Delice, a Mechanical Engineering PhD student, received the Best Presentation in Session Award at the recent American Control Conference as well as a $5K Ferretti Fellowship from the MIE Department for his outstanding academic standing. July 15, 2010

Creating a First Alert Helmet
Under the direction of Associate Professor Sinan Muftu, a team of MIE capstone students, developed a helmet that could measure the severity of head injuries after a fall and alert first responders to the significance of the damage. July 14, 2010

Studying Skill Acquisition
ECE Professor, Dagmar Sternad, has received a $324K NIH grant to discover the acquistion, adaptation, and control of skilled movements in order to restore sensorimotor function in neurological disorders. July 13, 2010

Niedre Awarded $1.3M Grant
ECE Assistant Professor, Mark Niedre, has received a $1.3M R01 grant from NIH to develop a new high-resolution fluorescence imaging system. July 12, 2010

Congratulations
ECE Professor Emeritus John G. Proakis has been awarded a Honorary Doctorate degree in Digital Communications and Signal Processing from the University of Athens in Greece. July 7, 2010

Mosallaei Receives Patent
ECE Assistant Professor, Hossein Mosallaei has been awarded a patent for his work in “Dielectric and magnetic particles based metamaterials”. July 6, 2010

Hashemi & Vaziri Receive $300K
MIE Professor Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi & Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri have received a multi-national grant from QNRF for their "Novel approaches for structural protection in the oil, gas, and petrechemical industry". July 6, 2010

Creating a Sticky Situation
MIE Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri is trying to replicate the adhesion properties of a gecko’s footpad for use in controlling small high-tech microrobots or smart adhesives. June 30, 2010

Bernal Receives NSF Grant
CIV Professor Dionisio Bernal received a $130K NSF grant to explore his research Algorithm-Fused High Performance Damage Detector: Optimal Sensor Distributions. June 28, 2010

Congratulations
Beverly Jaeger, Susan Freeman, Rich Whalen, & Rebecca Payne won Best Paper for PIC III as well as Best Paper Overall at the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference for their paper “Successful Students: Smart or Tough?”. Both awards will be announced in the November issue of Prism. June 28, 2010

Prof. Vittoria and Harris receive an additional $250K NSF Grant
ECE Professors Carmine Vittoria and Vincent Harris received another NSF grant to continue their work with single phase magnetolelectric materials at room temperature using cation engineered hexaferrite structures. June 21, 2010

Upmanyu Receives ONR Grant
MIE Associate Professor, Moneesh Upmanyu received an $93K grant from the Office of Naval Research for his research “Particle Strengthening of Alloyed Interfaced”. June 9, 2010

Trying to Save the Forest
The Gordon Engineering Leadership Program has provided ChE Freshman Kassi Stein an opportunity to create a sensor that would identify the presence of the destructive Asian longhorn beetle in trees. May 27, 2010

In Search of a Cause
Akram Alshawabkeh, a CIV professor, is investigating the causes for high pre-term birth rates. His program Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) is funded by NIEHS. May 17, 2010

Keeping Loved Ones Safe
Under the advisement of Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio, a team of ECE capstone students, created a wireless wrist device that contacts emergency officials if a person falls or has changes in their vital signs. May 14, 2010

Tracking the Path of Cells
ECE Assistant Professor, Mark Niedre, is developing a way to monitor rare cells circulating in the blood stream in hopes of treating cancer and other illnesses. May 14, 2010

Congratulation Aislinn Weldon
Aislinn Weldon, a junior in Industrial Engineering, has won the AREMA Committee 37 - Signal Systems Scholarship provided by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA). May 14, 2010

CHN Receives More Funding
The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Research Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) has received an additional $350K in funding from the National Science Foundation to continue its industry-leading research. May 11, 2010

Benneyan Joins Forces
MIE Associate Professor James Benneyan, has received $232K from the National Science Foundation to join the Center for Healthcare Organization Transformation (CHOT), which is currently hosted by Texas A&M and Georgia Tech. May 10, 2010

Turning Plastic into Clean Energy
A team of MIE undergraduate and graduate students, under the advisement of Professor Yiannis Levendis, have developed a way to convert non-biodegradable plastic into clean energy without releasing harmful emissions. May 10, 2010

Harris Wins Vision Award
Richard Harris was the unanimous choice by the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute for the Vision Award which is given to an individual who best exemplifies unusual courage and conviction, foresight, and leadership in championing quality education, human rights, and leadership for positive community change. May 3, 2010

Congratulations Alex Avekians
ChE graduate student Alex Avekians won the first place student poster award at the recent Electrochemical Society conference for the paper “Enhancement of ORR by Electrodeposited CoFePt Multilayered Alloys”. April 28, 2010

Isaacs Wins Best Paper Award
MIE Professor Jackie Isaacs received the ASEE Best Paper Award for the paper “Assessing the Effectiveness of Using a Computer Game to Bridge a Research Agenda with a Teaching Agenda”. April 28, 2010

Congratulations Kareem Ghobrial
Kareem Ghobrial, MIE’10 is the recipient of the Harold D. Hodgkinson Award, which recognizes distinguished scholastic achievement, professional potential, volunteer service and experiential experience, as well as demonstrated qualities of character, personality and leadership. It is one of the highest honors that an Northeastern senior can achieve. April 28, 2010

Harris Receives Social Justice Award
Richard Harris, the Director of Multicultural Engineering, won the Faculty/Staff Award as part of the 2010 Excellence in Social Justice Awards. April 28, 2010

Congratulations BESS
The Black Engineering Student Society (BESS) won the Unit/Group Award as part of the 2010 Excellence in Social Justice Awards. April 28, 2010

Congratulations GEB
The Graduate Engineering Bridges student group was nominated for a 2010 Student Life Award. April 23, 2010

Sacco Awarded Distinguished Chemist
Professor Albert Sacco, Jr. has received the 2010 Distinguished Chemist Award by the New England Institute of Chemists. April 23, 2010

Making Your Home Energy Efficient
ECE students Marc Neuwirth, Kris Eberle, Hannah Echo, Josh Tappan and Sean McGrath, built a system to monitor a person’s home energy-consumption, allowing users to control their appliances remotely as part of their senior capstone project. April 22, 2010

Congratulations Katherine Ziemer
Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Katherine Ziemer received the Vice President’s Award for Outstanding Advisor Involvement for her work with the AIChE student group. April 22, 2010

Congratulations Rachelle Reisberg
Director of Women in Engineering, Rachelle Reisberg, has won the ASEE 2010 Denice D. Denton Best Paper Award for her work titled "The Effect of Gender on Support and Self-Efficacy in Undergraduate Engineering Programs". April 22, 2010

Prof. Harris and Vittoria receive $375K DARPA Grant
ECE Professors Vincent Harris and Carmine Vittoria have received a $375K DARPA grant for creating low frequency magnetic field sensors for the detection of IED and other terrorist threats. April 21, 2010

Mind Controlled Remote Vehicle
ECE students Saumitro Dasgupta, Mike Fanton, Jonathan Pham, and Mike Willard, built a brain interface to navigate a mobile robot remotely. The team won first place in the senior capstone project competition. April 16, 2010

Undergraduate Research Funded
ECE Professors Michael Silevitch & David Kaeli received a $250K NSF REU grant for their program BIOSENSE, in which students research subsurface sensing and imaging techniques. April 13, 2010

Alshawabkeh Wins NIH Grant
Akram Alshawabkeh, a CIV professor, has received a $9.8M NIH/NIEHS grant to study the underlying environmental causes of preterm birth rates on the island of Puerto Rico. April 13, 2010

Engineers Without Borders Newsletter
Read about all the great contributions to society that the members of the EWB group provide. April 13, 2010

COE Paved the Way to the Coop Model
As COE celebrates their accomplishments over the last 100 years, including the creation of the coop program, they are looking forward to see what they can accomplish in the next 100 years. April 12, 2010

Murthy Awarded $1.9M Grant
ChE Assistant Professor Shashi Murthy has been awarded a $1.9M R01 grant from NIH to create a new generation of microfluidic systems that are capable of isolating key cell types, such as stem and progenitor cells, for use in regenerative medicine. April 9, 2010

Congratulations BESS Team
The Black Engineering Student Society (BESS) won the Technical Outreach Community Help (TORCH) Chapter of the Year Award for the second year in a row. April 5, 2010

Driving Better with a Keyboard & Mouse
The Virtual Environment Laboratory, directed by Ron Mourant, has developed a computer game that will help new drivers learn how to respond to hazards and road conditions. April 5, 2010

Congratulations ChemECar Team
At the recent Northeast Region AIChE Meeting in Orono, ME, the NU ChemECar Team

  • Qualified for the National competition,
  • Won First Place in the poster competition, AND
  • Won the Most Creative Drive award
March 29, 2010

Making Antennas Smaller & Faster
ECE Assistant Professor, Hossein Mosallaei is researching ways to create antennas that are smaller, faster, and more energy efficient than any current technology. March 18, 2010

Carrier Awarded NINDS Grant
ChE Assistant Professor Rebecca Carrier and Bouve professor Mansoor Amiji were awarded a $475K NINDS grant to examine a “nano-emulsion” system of delivery that will allow drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier. March 18, 2010

New Chair Receives Grant
The new CIV Chair & Professor, Jerome Hajjar, was awarded a $54K NSF grant for his research in using steel foams to dissipate energy and prevent buckling in steel structures. March 18, 2010

Gouldstone Receives Teetor Award
MIE Professor Andrew Gouldstone has been selected as a 2010 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award recipient. This Society of Automobile Engineers award recognizes and honors younger educators who are preparing the future engineers to meet society's challenges. March 2, 2010

Sensor Shirt is Real-World Solution
MIE students designed a shirt to monitor the movements of a pitcher. By studing the mechanics of the pitch, they can determine if a player’s technique starts to worsen which might result in an elbow injury. March 1, 2010

Ozsecen is CIMIT Finalist
MIE graduate student Muzaffer Yalgin Ozsecen is a top finalist for the 2010 CIMIT Prize for Primary Healthcare for his project “Synchronized Blood Pressure Measurement Device”. Winners will be announced in June. March 1, 2010

Congratulations Schmidt, Chin, & Bintz
David Schmidt, Jennifer Chin & Caitlyn Bintz, all ME‘10 students, are recipients of the Spring 2010 Provost Undergraduate Research Awards for their project “Biosensor measurement and analysis of human stress levels during public speaking”. February 25, 2010

Sipahi Awarded $100K NSF Grant
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi has been awarded a $100K NSF grant to create a portable, low-cost mechatronics based device capable of writting Braille letters for the blind. February 25, 2010

Congratulations Seniors
Laura Carey, CEE’10, Kareem Ghobrial, MIE’10, and Jennifer Hardy, MIE’10 were selected as recipients of the 2010 Northeastern Outstanding Co-op Awards. Only 16 seniors are selected each year for these awards. February 24, 2010

COE Alum & Author is One of the Top Consultants
Mark Kelly, a BS‘79 graduate in Civil Engineering and renowned roofing expert, announced the release of his new book, AMERICAN ROOFING: Roofing in America. Mark is one of the top 20 roofing consultants in the United States as presented by the CARE Center for the Advancement of Roofing. February 18, 2010

EWB is Premiere Chapter
Northeastern’s Engineers Without Borders group was selected as a 2009 EWB-USA Premiere Chapter and will be receiving an award at the 2010 International Conference in Denver. Only seven chapters are chosen each year out of EWB's 250+ chapters! February 17, 2010

Congratulations Ivan Goryachev & Matthew Van Dyke
Ivan Goryachev & Matthew Van Dyke, both ME‘13 students, are recipients of the Spring 2010 Provost Undergraduate Research Awards for their project “Blue Light Project: Redesign of Photodynamic Therapy Device for Dermatological Treatment”. February 10, 2010

Mosallaei Awarded $490K Grant
ECE Assistant Professor, Hossein Mosallaei, received an ONR grant to conduct fundamental research on Active Metamaterials Antennas & Sensors (ACT-METAS). February 5, 2010

Niedre awarded $400K grant
ECE Assistant Professor, Mark Niedre, received a NIH grant for his research project "Tomographic In Vivo Flow Cytometer for Counting Rare Circulating Cells". February 2, 2010

Lin Awarded NSF CAREER Grant
Yingzi Lin, Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, has received a $400K NSF CAREER for “Bridging Cognitive Science and Sensor Technology: Non-intrusive and Multi-modality Sensing in Human-Machine Interactions”. February 1, 2010

Sheahan’s NIH Grant Renewed
CIV professor and acting chair Thomas Sheahan, has had his NIH grant renewed for his research on creating a reactive mat to remediate contaminated sediments and reduce health risks January 28, 2010

Developing Images Faster
ECE Professors Miriam Leeser and David Kaeli have created a method to develop medical images 10 to 1000x faster than current technology using 3D video graphics, which will lead to faster diagnoses. January 28, 2010

DiMarzio Receives Patent for Research
ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio has been awarded a patent for “Enhanced detection of acousto-photonic emissions in optically turbid media using a photo-refractive crystal-based detection system” January 26, 2010

Sun Receives Additional Funding
Nian Sun, an ECE Associate Professor, received an additional $76K towards his NSF CAREER award that investigates novel spin-spray synthesis methods for magnoelectronic films at low temperature. January 20, 2010

Gu & Wan Receive $150K DOE Grant
CEE assistant professor April Gu and MIE associate professor Kai-tak Wan, have received a grant from DOE to explore how nano-scale cell surface characteristics dictate the microbial transport and migration behavior in contaminant remediation. January 13, 2010

Gu Awarded NSF CAREER Grant
April Gu, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, has received a $430K NSF CAREER grant to determine the levels of contaminants and toxicity in water supplies using prokaryotic real-time gene expression profiling. December 23, 2009

Precision in Surgery
MIE Associate Professor Nader Jalili is devising a method to use nanorobots in non-invasive cancer surgery that is far more precise and safer than methods that are now available. December 21, 2009

Busnaina Receives $1.6M from Department of Defense
MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina’s team was one of 34 Massachusetts groups selected to receive funding from the Department of Defense. Their research is focused on developing carbon nanotube enhanced power sources that are better than current battery technology. December 21, 2009

Training Engineering Leaders
The Gordon Engineering Leadership Program has provided ECE graduate student, Michael Maker, a valuable pathway into his research in retinal disease at IMI Intelligent Medical Implants, GmbH. December 18, 2009

Lending a Helping Hand
MIE students develop  glove designed to provide stroke victims regain fine motor skills. The ATLAS bimanual rehabilitation glove provided a real-world solution as a senior capstone project. December 18, 2009

Kaeli Awarded $1.3M NSF Grant
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor David Kaeli, has been awarded a 3-year NSF grant for $1.3M to create a testbed model that will be able to adapt to new biomedical imaging applications and computing platforms. December 11, 2009

Kaeli Selected as IEEE Fellow
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor David Kaeli, has been selected as a Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to profile-guided optimization algorithms and dynamic branch prediction designs. December 7, 2009

Stojanovic Selected as IEEE Fellow
Milica Stojanovic, associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of IEEE for her contributions to underwater acoustic communications. December 7, 2009

Creating a Defect/Error-Tolerant nanoDSP Architecture
ECE Professor Fabrizio Lombardi has been published in the recent issue of ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems for his research on developing a new nanosystem architecture for
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) applications.
December 7, 2009

Breaking New Ground in Cornea Implants
MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti is using “Hybrid Tissue Engineering” to create cornea tissue from collagen that can be used for human transplants. December 4, 2009

Congratulation Dogus Meric
Dogus Meric, a Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student, won first place in the abstract competition held at the Northeast Geotechnical Graduate Research Symposium. His research is on remediation of contaminated sediments using a reactive mat. November 20, 2009

Congratulations Robert Tillman
CEE Associate Professor Robert Tillman, has been selected to receive the best CEE division speaker award for his session “Discovering Magical Partnerships within Your Campus”. He will be recognized for this achievement at the annual CIEC conference in February. November 19, 2009

Answering The Challenge
The National Academy of Engineering has issued the “Grand Challenges for Engineering” which includes restoration and maintenance of urban infrastructure. CEE Professors Sara Wadia-Fascetti and Ming Wang are leading the VOTERS (Versatile Onboard Traffic mbedded Roaming Sensors) project, which will develop onboard multi-sensor technology that will detect structural flaws in roads and bridges. November 19, 2009

Making The World Safer
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Carey Rappaport is working with three of the COE Research Centers to increase the safety of this nation. He is the associate director of CenSSIS and ALERT and a lead researcher of VOTERS. November 16, 2009

Sun Receives $50K for Research
Nian Sun, an ECE Associate Professor, received $50K from Northrop Grumman Corporation for bringing up collaborative research on high performance miniature antennas with Northrop Grumman. November 13, 2009

Helping Stroke Victims Recover
Constantinos Mavroidis, Professor and Director of the Biomedical Mechtronics Laboratory, was featured by MIT’s Technology Review for his work in creating portable robotic devices that can be used in the rehabilitation of patients that have suffered a stoke. November 13, 2009

Chemical Engineering Students are National Champions
A group of 10 ChE students won 1st place at the National AIChE ChemECar competition in which they had to power and control a car by a chemical reaction.  Another group of 3 won the SACHE Student Design Competition for Safety in Design. November 12, 2009

Making Our Drinking Water Safe
April Gu, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, is exploring ways to make removing polluntants from wastewater more efficient and cost effective. Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Water and Environmental Research Foundation (WERF). November 6, 2009

SWE Team Comes in 3rd in Collegiate SME "Subject Matter Experts" Competition
Mariah Dellea (ME'13) and Kerri Liss (IE'13), were part of a 5 person team that placed 3rd in Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Subject Matter Expert Bowl contest at the SWE National Conference. November 6, 2009

Murthy’s Research featured in Langmuir Journal
Shashi Murthy, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, is featured in the American Chemical Society’s Langmuir journal for his efforts of trying to minimize/eliminate shunt occlusion in the treatment of hydrocephalus. November 4, 2009

Vaziri Wins $360K Air Force Young Investigator Award
MIE Assistant Professor Ashkan Vaziri has received the Air Force Young Investigator Award to study bio-inspired interfaces for hybrid structures. October 23, 2009

Prof. Harris and Vittoria receive $400K NSF Grant
ECE Professors Vincent Harris and Carmine Vittoria received a $400K NSF grant to study electric field tunable microwave magnetic passive devices. October 13, 2009

Jung Awarded $100K NSF Grant
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Assistant Professor Yung Joon Jung has been awarded a 3-year grant from NSF to develop ultra-high performance carbon nanotubes for use in extremely narrow interconnects. October 13, 2009

Murthy’s Research featured in Analytical Chemistry
Shashi Murthy, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, is featured in the October 7 edition of Analytical Chemistry for his method for separating cells using a deterministic lateral displacement (DLD) microfluidic device. October 8, 2009

New Interdisciplinary Bioengineering PhD program
The new Bioengineering PhD program combines biosciences and engineering together to create six immersion tracks for students to choose from. October 5, 2009

Ruberti Receives $785K NEI Grant
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti has received a 2 year $785K grant from NIH’s National Eye Institute for his continued research on Engineering Biomimetic Corneal Constructs. October 1, 2009

Trying to Keep the World Structurally Sound
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Ming Wang has received funding from NSF, FHWA, and NIST to develop sensors for bridges and roadways to keep them safe. Wang is internationally recognized as in expert in monitoring the structural health of bridges, tunnels, and other infrastructure. September 23, 2009

Congratulations to Joan Dela Cruz
Congratulations Joan Dela Cruz, BSME'13, who has won the Igor Sikorsky Scholarship which covers 50% of tuition for the first year. Recipients also participate in internships at Sikorsky Aircraft. Dela Cruz is only the second COE NUPRIME student to win this award. September 21, 2009

Sipahi Awarded $200K NSF Grant
MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi has been awarded a $200K NSF grant to reveal the complex interplay between the topology, time delays, and the stability of dynamical systems that couple across networks. The project will have impacts in the fields of networked control systems, human-in-the-loop dynamics and epidemiology. September 18, 2009

Congratulations COE Award Winners
Congratulations to the recipients of this years College of Engineering Faculty and Staff awards. September 18, 2009

Congratulations to Dana Peck
Dana Peck, CIV'11, is the recipient of a $1500 SWE National - Jill S. Tietjen Scholarship. She is currently on coop in Perth, Australia doing research for Professor Tom Sheahan's NSF project on offshore geohazards. September 16, 2009

Congratulations to Megan Richardson
Megan Richardson, ME'10, is the recipient of a $5000 SWE National - General Electric Women's Network scholarship. She is currently on coop at California's NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. September 15, 2009

Dialogue of Civilizations Project might lead to Bicycle Lane
After 6 students attended a month-long engineering class in the Netherlands on sustainable transportation, they have designed a method to add a bicycle promenade to the carriage path on Commonwealth Avenue. They gave a presentation to Newton residents during a recent City Hall meeting explaining their proposal. September 14, 2009

Sznaier and Camps Win NSF Award
ECE Professors Mario Sznaier and Octavia Camps have won a $415K NSF grant to develop new methods to extract information very sparsely encoded in extremely high dimensional data streams, with applications to aware environments, autonomous vehicles and systems biology. September 9, 2009

New Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Bioengineering
The College of Engineering is now offering a new interdisciplinary PhD Degree program in Bioengineering. The program takes advantage of the strong multidisciplinary research taking place at the interface of biology and engineering at Northeastern. September 3, 2009

CHN Receives $12M Renewal Grant
The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Research Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) has received a $12.25 million renewal grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its industry-leading research. August 25, 2009

ECE Junior wins 2-year fellowship in Information Assurance
Ryan Whelan, a junior in ECE, has been awarded a NSF Scholarship for Service Fellowship.  Designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure, this scholarship is administered through Northeastern's Institute for Information Assurance. August 24, 2009

Gu Wins 2 Grants to Study Wastewater Treatment Processes
April Gu, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, has received a $297K NSF grant and a $230K grant from the Water and Environmental Research Foundation (WERF) to study the impact of wastewater derived organic nitrogen and refractory organic phosphorus. August 20, 2009

Caracoglia to Study Wind Effects on Buildings
Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor, Luca Caracoglia, has received a $430K NSF CAREER grant to study how wind effects tall buildings. August 3, 2009

Professor Dy Awarded $470K NSF Grant
Associate Professor Jennifer Dy of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be developing a method to analyze data using multiple clustering views by studying skin lesions and cancers. July 27, 2009

Jung Awarded $200K NSF Grant
Assistant Professor Yung Joon Jung, of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, has been awarded a 3-year grant from NSF to develop a new class of hybrid composite structures based on highly organized SWNT architectures and polymer materials, for high performance functional flexible systems. July 27, 2009

Prof Erdogmus Receives Second Grant

Denis Erdogmus, an ECE Assistant Professor, has received a $500K NSF grant to develop a brain interface controlled icon-based language generation system that aims to increase speed of communication for persons with severe disabilities. He recently received a $695K grant from NIH.

July 23, 2009

Solving Real Problems with Real Solutions
Professor Michael Silevitch spoke at the recent Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology workshop about the importance of working out real-world problems with the people that are striving to solve these issues. July 20, 2009

Touran Elected Secretary of Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section
Ali Touran, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was featured by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section, BSCES News, for his long and distinguished career and now most recently for his election as Secretary of BSCES. July 14, 2009

Caracoglia Wins a NSF CAREER Award
Luca Caracoglia, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has won a CAREER award, the NSF's most prestigious award for junior faculty, to determine wind hazards on tall buildings. July 10, 2009

NEHCEP is Newest Engineering Center
The New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership (NEHCEP), led by MIE professor James Benneyan, will use engineering methods to improve the VA health care system to provide better overall care. July 7, 2009

New Energy Systems Master's Degree
Starting in the fall, the College of Engineering will offer a new degree for a Masters of Science in Energy Systems. This program integrates the technology side of energy systems development with the financial planning needed to effectively implement them. July 1, 2009

Prof Erdogmus receives $695K grant
Denis Erdogmus, an ECE Assistant Professor, has received a 5-yr grant from NIH, to design a noninvasive brain computer interface to help patients with locked-in syndrome (LIS) by detecting their responses to rapid serial visual presentations. June 29, 2009

Prof Kaeli Awarded NSF grant
David Kaeli, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a 4-yr NSF Scholarship for Service Award, which will provide scholarships to talented students in Information Assurance technologies so as to protect our national cyber infrastructure. June 29, 2009

Niedre Awarded $360K Grant
ECE Assistant Professor, Mark Niedre, was one of seven local scientists to receive grants from the Massachusetts Life Science Center to develop a non-invasively method for detecting rare cells circulating in the blood. June 26, 2009

Prof Ando Selected as Fellow
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Professor Teiichi Ando has been selected as a Fellow of ASM International. June 26, 2009

Drop of Blood to Lead to Heart Health
Shashi Murthy, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, is working on bringing his diagnostic tool, which will monitor a patients cardiovascular health to hospitals in the next couple of years. He will not be satisfied until high risk patients are benefiting from the device. June 22, 2009

EWB Featured by State Department
The Engineers Without Borders group is highlighted on www.America.gov, which is used to promote the nation's image in the world. The group was also recently featured on the Cambridge-based TV series "Civil Engineering Today".
June 22, 2009

Historical Brooklyn Bridge Built to Last
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Mishac Yegian has determined that the Brooklyn Bridge could withstand an earthquake that registers a 6.5 on the Richter Scale without any damage to its foundation. June 17, 2009

Tracking Cancer Tumors Digitally
ECE Associate Professor Jennifer Dy is developing a computer algorithm that will try to track the movement of tumors that will allow for detection and targeted treatments. June 12, 2009

Master of Science Degree Program in Energy Systems
The Graduate School of Engineering offers a Master of Science degree program in Energy Systems. The program integrates the technology side of energy systems with the financial planning needed to effectively be implemented. June 10, 2009

COE to gain new Center for Healthcare Systems Engineering
MIE Associate Professor, James C. Benneyan, will be the Executive Director of the New England Healthcare Systems Engineering Research Center. The center is funded by the US Dept of Veterans Affairs and will receive $3.4M/yr. June 10, 2009

Prof. Gouldstone is Recipient of Best Paper Award
MIE Professor Andrew Gouldstone was the recipient of the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology Best Paper Award at the International Thermal Spray Conference for his paper "On the Role of Bubbles in Metallic Splat Nanopores and Adhesion".  The work shows that the first hundred nanoseconds of liquid droplet impact strongly effects surface adhesion. June 3, 2009

Prof. Harris and Vittoria receives $1.4M for research on magnetics
Professors Vince Harris and Carmine Vittoria receive $1.4M from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Navy, and Air Force for advanced magnets and their use in next generation microwave electronics. June 2, 2009

EWB to Design Clean Water System for Bbanda, Uganda
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is again designing a clean water system but this time in Bbanda, Uganda.  The group is almost finished on their project in El Chaguite, Honduras that designed a similar water system. June 2, 2009

A Single Drop of Blood can Expose Heart Disease
Shashi Murthy, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, has developed a credit card-sized device that uses less than a drop of blood to discover if a patient has heart disease. June 1, 2009

NSF Grant to Help New Generation of Students
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded NU a new grant aimed at providing scholarships to students interested in pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. May 28, 2009

NU to host 2009 IEEE International Accessing the Future Conference
As part of IEEE's 125th anniversary, this conference will focus on the next generation of technology that will be available in the next 5-10 years. May 27, 2009

Congratulations Chad Boutet
Chad Boutet, a junior in Civil Engineering, has won the PB Rail Engineering Scholarship provided by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA). May 26, 2009

COE Alum receives a NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal
Lester M. Cohen, a BS'73 and MS'77 graduate in civil engineering, has been selected to receive a NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal for his work on the James Webb Space Telescope program. May 26, 2009

COE Alum nominated by President Obama to Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration
Winslow Sargeant, an '86 graduate with a bachelors’s degree in electrical engineering, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration. Dr. Sargeant is currently the managing director of Madison-based Venture Investors. May 26, 2009

Using SWNT to enhance sensing applications
ECE Assistant Professor Mehmet Dokmeci has developed a method of using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) on complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) circuitry that will lead to the creation of new sensor systems. May 15, 2009

Determining Water Toxicity Using Prokaryotic Real-Time Gene Expression
April Gu, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering is calculating toxicity levels of pollutants in water samples using prokaryotic real-time gene expressions. May 15, 2009

Creating Nano Building Blocks
Using low L/D aspect ratios, MIE Assistant Professor Yung Joon Jung and his graduate students, have demonstrated the benefits of using nanocups and ring geometries. May 11, 2009

Image Based Software Solutions
Dana Brooks, professor of ECE, has been investigating a method to use image based modeling software for use in biomedical research. May 5, 2009

Getting the Most out of the Coop Experience
Sean Mayo, a 2009 graduate of ECE, using the experiences he gained from the classroom and coop, has landed himself a dream job at Apple. He already has several patents from working there on his last coop. Sean was recently awarded the William Jefferson Alcott Award for his outstanding performances. May 5, 2009

Congratulations Christopher W. Stivers
Christopher W. Stivers, a 2009 Mechanical Engineering graduate, has been awarded a Tau Beta Pi graduate Fellowship. He plans on pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering. May 4, 2009

Increasing Opportunities for Women
The NSF ADVANCE grant will help increase the number of women in academic science and engineering careers. April 30, 2009

Congratulations to John Oldham
John Oldham, a Chemical Engineering PhD student, is the recipient of the Dissertation Writing Fellowship for the 2009 Summer Semester. The award is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and offers financial support to Ph.D. candidates so they may spend their final semester writing. April 30, 2009

Improving Performance of Solar Cells
NU researchers from Chemical Engineering have found that using potassium on the surface of nanotubes can significantly enhance the performance of the solar cells. April 29, 2009

Yener elected ASEE Fellow
Yaman Yener, Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate School has been elected a Fellow of ASEE. The fellow grade is conferred upon an active member of ASEE who has been a member for at least 10 years, in recognition of outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education. April 29, 2009

Moving Up in the Ranks
The College of Engineering's Graduate School has moved up in the US News & World Reports ranks of the Top Engineering Graduate Schools from 65 to 60. April 29, 2009

Capstone students create 3D Computer Interface
Five seniors from ECE are the 1st place winners of the 2009 Senior Capstone projects. Justin Schunick, Mark Hollenbeck, Luke Shaheen, Scott Gillette, and Glenn Black built a low-cost human computer interface that tracks a user's movement. April 29, 2009

Congratulations to the 2009 Student Affairs Scholarship Winners
The Student Affairs office awards scholarships to recognize the contributions of our student leaders on campus. Thomas I Atkins Social Justice Scholarship: Gidley Dorlus, ME’13 & Babatunde Ogunfemi, EE’13; The Karen T. Rigg Shining Torch Scholarship: Joyce Salomon, EE’12; The Joseph Spear Scholarship: Thomas Peacock, ME’10; The Greg Jarvis Memorial Scholarship: Stephen Asay, IE’09 April 22, 2009

Creating a New Standard
Thomas Sheahan, professor and acting chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is trying to create an ASTM standard test that will be able to help determine soil and foundation responses due to manmade and seismic activity. April 14, 2009

Engineers make the World a Better Place
By becoming an engineer, you have an excellent opportunity to develop and improve the way we live our lives. Three engineering students were recently interviewed by Network World to share their thoughts on how Northeastern has prepared them for their careers. April 10, 2009

AIChE group promoting engineering to K-12
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) group is reaching out to young students to help them connect with science and engineering programs in their areas. April 7, 2009

Communicating Underwater Wirelessly
Milica Stojanovic, associate professor of ECE, is researching communicating underwater to explore the oceans and see what they have to offer. Whether it be exploring wreckage or finding new resources, wireless communications could revolutionize current methods. April 2, 2009

AIChE Group Tests Their Knowledge
The AIChE student group created their own version of the TV series "Are you smarter than a 5th grader" but they were testing themselves against freshman engineering knowledge. March 30, 2009

Congratulations to Mathew Gabak
Mathew Gabak, ME'09, has won the Inspiring Social Justice Poster Contest sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity and UNITE (Unifying Northeastern Identitites Through Education). March 30, 2009

Critical Population Density Brings Order to Chaos
Purnima Ratilal, assistant professor of ECE, has been published in the latest issue of Science for her research on imaging fish shoals that verifies general theories about the behavior patterns of large groups of animals. March 27, 2009

Making the World a Little Greener
Matilda Urie, a senior mechanical engineering student, was been hired by a Scotland firm to "help develop clean, energy-producing turbines—it’s the right thing to do to preserve our planet." March 23, 2009

MCAA wins 1st place in national competition
Congratulations to the Mechanical Contractor Association of America's student group for winning 1st place in the national MCAA's 2008-2009 student chapter competition. March 20, 2009

Nutrons Mentor Local High School Students for FIRST Robotics Competition
The NUTRON'S "Ask an Engineer" program assists teams with engineering questions. Volunteers in the program include: Kyle Henry: Senior, Josh Miranda: Grad Student, Neil Cameron: Middler, Steve Guerrera: Alum, Zach Shapiro: Alum, Amy Sauger: Sophomore, Andrew Bates: Freshman, Kim Masi: Sophomore, Corey Balint: Sophomore, Eric Williams: Sophomore, Tom Bottiglieri: Middler, Antonio Rufo: Catholic Memorial Senior, Matt Skillin: Wentworth (former Boston Latin student), Don Goldthwaite: Advisor March 17, 2009

COE Alum named CEO of Vertis Communications
Quincy L. Allen, a '82 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and longtime executive of Xerox Corporation, has been appointed chief executive officer of Vertis Communications. March 17, 2009

George Kent receives Outstanding Coop Coordinator Award
Congratulations to George Kent for receiving the 2009 Outstanding Coop Coordinator Award which will be presented to him at a ceremony on April 2, 2009. Only two individuals from the university are choosen for this award each year. March 11, 2009

Polyimide Ripples Created with Focused Ion Beam
Professor Ashkan Vaziri, an assitant professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, working with a team of scientists from three other universities, has been able to create specific nanoscale designs on the surface structure of polyimide by using focused ion beam (FIB) irradiation. March 10, 2009

Busnaina's nanotechnology research to help improve manufacturing
Ahmed Busnaina, William Lincoln Smith Professor and director of the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), is investigating ways of manufacturing materials which will allow structures and patterns down to 20nm or smaller using room-temperature and non-vacuum processes. February 26, 2009

Northeastern to co-lead workshop on Advanced Magnetic Materials and their Applications with India
Laura H Lewis, Cabot Professor and chair of Chemical Engineering, Vincent G. Harris, William Lincoln Smith Chair and director of the CM3IC, and research scientist Dr. C.N. Chinnasamy, will co-lead a joint Indo-US “Conference on New Directions and Novel Applications in Magnetism” at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IITB), March 1 – 4, 2009. February 20, 2009

NU FIRST Robotics team gets ready for competition
The NUTRONS are again preparing to compete in the upcoming FIRST Boston Regional Robotics Competition in March. The team won first place in this contest in 2007. February 19, 2009

Article by Prof. Shashi Murthy featured in Macromolecules
Incorporation of Linear Spacer Molecules in Vapor-Deposited Silicone Polymer Thin Films February 18, 2009

Prof Yegian's research on the Cover of Civil Engineering Magazine
Prof. Mishac Yegian's modeling of the Brooklyn Bridge evaluates its ability to withstand a 2,500-year seismic event. February 11, 2009

Prof Hellweger demonstrates that photosynthesis genes affect the fitness of marine species
Ferdi Hellweger, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, has found using a computer simulation that eliminating photosynthesis genes from marine viruses will negatively impact the fitness of these viruses causing them to die out. February 9, 2009

COE Alum Receives 2 Prestigious Awards
Satish Maripuri, an '88 graduate with a master’s degree in computer systems engineering, has received two prestigious business awards: the Bharat Samman Parvasi 2008 Award and the Hind Rattan 2009 Award. February 3, 2009

Vittoria named Life Fellow of IEEE
Professor Carmine Vittoria has been elected a Life Fellow of the IEEE for for his contributions to the understanding of the microwave properties of magnetic materials and their applications in microwave technology. January 20, 2009

COE Alum appointed President of Millipore's Bioscience Division
Jon DiVincenzo, a '88 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, has been appointed President of Millipore's Bioscience Division and member of its Corporate Executive Committee. January 8, 2009

Prof. Marengo named 2008 most distinguished alumnus
Prof. Edwin Marengo was named the 2008 most distinguished alumnus of the Technological University of Panama in the category of research, innovation, and technological development. The university grants five awards to the most distinguished alumni of the year, in five different categories. January 6, 2009

$9 Million Grant Awarded to Assess the Condition of Bridges and Roadways
The VOTERS (Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors) project, led by Prof. Ming Wang and Sara Wadia-Fascetti, will gather accurate, up-to-date condition information on roadways and bridges using compact instrument packages installed in cars and trucks. January 6, 2009

Congratulations to Roni Mittelman and Dilber Gamsiz

Roni Mittelman, an Electrical Engineering PhD student and Dilber Gamsiz, a Chemical Engineering PhD student, are recipients of the Dissertation Writing Fellowships for the 2009 Spring Semester. The award is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and offers financial support to Ph.D. candidates so they may spend their final semester writing.

January 2, 2009

Purnima Ratilal is winner of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
This is the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent scientific research careers. December 22, 2008

Chemical Engineering Graduate Students to Participate in International Exchange
ChE Ph.D. students Courtney Pfluger and Mariam Ismail have been invited by the The Younger Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society Northeastern Section (NESACS) and the NESACS Education Committee to participate in an educational exchange program to take place in Essen, Germany, on March 8-15, 2009, as guests of the Jungchemikerforum (Young Chemists Committee, JCF) of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society, GDCh). December 17, 2008

Engineers Without Borders visit Honduras
Check out the EWB student website for video from their latest trip to Honduras and their focus on providing clean water to the village of Los Planes. December 17, 2008

Engineering students partner with Greek firm to invent robotized cleaning system for solar panels
A group of MIE students have designed a groundbreaking, robotic cleaning system for solar panels that has been submitted for a patent. December 12, 2008

Necmiye Ozay receives CDC best student paper award
Necmiye Ozay, an Electrical Engineering graduate student, is the recipient of the best student paper award at the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) for her paper entitled "A sparsification approach to set membership identification of a class of affine hybrid systems", co-authored with M. Sznaier, C. Lagoa and O. Camps. December 10, 2008

Fabrizio Lombardi named Fellow of IEEE
Professor Fabrizio Lombardi has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to testing and fault tolerance of digital systems. December 10, 2008

Engineers without Borders student group to return to Honduras
After being named "Project of the Month" in October, Engineers without Borders return to Honduras to continue work with their new water system. December 10, 2008

Professor’s aim – better bike paths
Engineering professor and bike enthusiast Peter Furth, along with his civil engineering students, is involved in projects for building better bike paths. December 5, 2008

Prof. Niedre Finds Early Photon Imaging Detects Lung Cancer
A novel, high-resolution fluorescence imaging system may be used to detect lung cancer at early stages. December 5, 2008

COE Alum named Chief Technology Officer
Ian Kaye, a '96 graduate of Northeastern with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, has been promoted to chief technology officer of UltraCell Corporation®. December 3, 2008

Chairman of Board receives New York Life’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award
Sy Sternberg, MS '68, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Northeastern and Chairman of the Board at New York Life Insurance Company, received New York Life’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. December 3, 2008

Dr. Sara Wadia-Fascetti named Director of Northeastern’s ADVANCE Program
Dr. Sara Wadia-Fascetti, who has served as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement since 2005, will assume the role of Director of ADVANCE and Special Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Development, effective immediately. December 2, 2008

A Clearer Picture of Cancer
Mark Niedre, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern, developed a new high resolution method for in vivo fluorescence imaging. November 25, 2008

Prof. Mavroidis awarded $1M NSF grant
Robotics projects for stroke rehabilitation receive major federal grants. November 19, 2008

Engineering students lend Conservancy a hand
NU Chapter of ASCE has partnered with the Charles River Conservancy to repair the eroded slope on the Boston side of the Eliot Street Bridge. November 13, 2008

Metghalchi named to Executive Committee
Hameed Metghalchi has been selected as a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Executive Committee. November 11, 2008

8 New IGERT Fellows Selected
Students selected for the IGERT Fellowship program are studying the technical and political aspects of decision-making as it relates to diagnostics of roads and bridges. November 8, 2008

Computer Finds Molecules Causing Diseases
Mehdi Tahoori, assistant professor of ECE, was featured for research focused on schizophrenia, major depression & cancer at UPI.com. Researchers say they have created an algorithm that can identify genes & proteins most likely to cause such complex diseases. November 6, 2008

NU inaugurates homeland security ALERT center
Northeastern launched its newly funded Center of Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. October 31, 2008

Ribbon-Cutting for ALERT
Inauguration of the DHS Research Center of Excellence for Explosives Detection, Mitigation & Response. October 28, 2008

NU chapter of Engineers Without Borders chosen as "Project of the Month"
EWB has been chosen as "Project of the Month" for their work in the Yoro district of Honduras to help bring a clean reliable source of water to villagers. October 23, 2008

Collaboration between COE Nanomanufacturing Center and Physics yields high-impact result in journal Nanotechnology covered on PhysOrg.com
"Large scale 3D vertical assembly of single-wall carbon nanotubes at ambient temperatures." Nanotechnology 19 (2008) 455309. Faculty Leaders: Ahmed Busnaina, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Director, Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing and Sri Sridhar, Physics, Director, Electronic Materials Research Institute. October 23, 2008

Leo M. Falicov Student Award Winner
Zhuhua Cai, a Chemical Engineering PhD student, received The Leo M. Falicov Student Award from the Magnetic Interfaces & Nanostructures Division at the National AVS meeting for her presentation on MBE Integration of BaM on Wide Bandgap 6H-SiC. October 22, 2008

Assistant Professor Mehdi Baradaran Tahoori's Research Article is the Cover Story in Science Signaling
Fault Diagnosis Engineering of Digital Circuits Can Identify Vulnerable Molecules in Complex Cellular Pathways. October 22, 2008

9th Annual Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference and THz Imaging and Spectroscopy Workshop
The RICC is the perfect setting for dialogue among members of the academic, industrial and government communities interested in collaboration in subsurface sensing and imaging.This year's RICC will focus on several areas that are of great interest to the Gordon-CenSSIS community. October 20, 2008

NSF Grant to Study Self-Efficacy and Retention of Female Undergraduate Engineering Students
Grant awarded to study how cooperative education and related on-the-job experiences affect female undergraduate engineering students. October 17, 2008

Prof. Dokmeci's Carbon Nanotube Work Recognized
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mehmet Dokmeci was presented with the Best Poster Award at the 8th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, an honor acknowledging promising research in experimental work involving carbon nanotubes. October 17, 2008

Congratulations Kelly Trowbridge
Kelly Trowbridge, class of 2009, has been selected as one of the recipient's of this year's AIChE Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer National Scholarship Award. October 3, 2008

ECE Cell-Counting Collaboration Wins Paper Award
The Microscopy and Microanalysis 2008 Best Techniques Paper award was awarded to J.A. Newmark, W.C. Warger, II, C. Chang, G.E. Herrera, D.H. Brooks, C.A. DiMarzio, and C.M. Warner for their paper entitled "Determination of the Number of Cells in Preimplantation Embryos by Using Non-invasive Optical Quadrature Microscopy in Conjunction with Differential Interference Contrast Microscopy" This is truly an interdisciplinary collaboration: the first author, Judy Newmark, is a Biology PhD student, and the 2nd, Bill Warger, an ECE Phd student. September 19, 2008

$3.7M ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award
This NSF award engages a team of interdisciplinary faculty and administrators to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. September 4, 2008

Students Chosen for New Engineering/MBA Program
The first six students have been chosen for a new engineering program starting this fall that combines business and engineering coursework, allowing students to pursue engineering management positions or business leadership roles. August 21, 2008

Dr. Beverly Jaeger - Olympic Line Judge
COE Gateway Faculty member, Dr. Beverly Jaeger, is a line judge for tennis matches at the Beijing Olympic Games. August 9, 2008

NU's Biotechnology Initiative and Professional Science Master's Degrees Underscored by New Federal Report
Through an innovative collaboration, chemists, physicists, pharmaceutical scientists, researchers, biologists, and engineers at Northeastern University are working to solve today’s pressing medical and biological dilemmas. August 8, 2008

Green and Inexpensive SuperMagnets
The Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits has developed a green, one-step process for creating samarium cobalt permanent magnets that could usher in a new breed of hybrid automobiles using smaller, inexpensive motors. August 7, 2008

Galante Engineering BS/MBA Program
Alumnus Edward Galante has pledged $5 million to establish the Galante Engineering BS/MBA Program, an interdisciplinary effort to hone top students’ problem-solving and decision-making skills. August 5, 2008

Rick Scranton receives singular honor from ASCE
The American Society of Civil Engineers has established the Richard J. Scranton Outstanding Community Service Award. August 5, 2008

Engineering Design Project Helps Launch Startup
A group of Northeastern University students has defied the odds when they helped to invent a biotech instrument that two years later turned into a company. July 17, 2008