A measure of success within Northeastern's Graduate School of Engineering is the advancement of research. Northeastern has created Centers of Excellence, which are critical masses for research that support graduate students. Lead by the College of Engineering, Centers of Excellence promote interdisciplinary collaborations with other universities and industry in order to build solutions and discovery with like-minded organizations and institutions, covering a wide-range of programs, including:
- ALERT - Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats
- CenSSIS - The Bernard M. Gordon for Subsurface Sensing & Imaging Systems
- CHN - Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
- CHOT - Center for Health Organization Transformation
- CURENT - Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks
- NE-VERC - New England Veterans Engineering Resource Center
- PROTECT - Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats
- VOTERS - Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors
Find out more about Northeastern's Research programs, including opportunities, policies, compliance, and funding.
The NSF IGERT educates U.S. PhD scientists and engineers by building on their foundations of knowledge with interdisciplinary training. Northeastern University has two IGERT centers: Nanomedicine and Intelligent Diagnostics.
Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats, is a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence that is conducting research and technology development for detection, mitigation and response to the explosives related threats facing the nation.
The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems is a multi-university NSF Engineering Research Center. Its mission is to revolutionize detection of biomedical and environmental-civil objects or conditions that are underground, underwater, or embedded within cells or inside the human body.
The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing is developing tools and processes to enable high-rate/high-volume bottom-up, precise assembly of nanoelements (such as carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles) and polymer nanostructures.
The Center for Health Organization Transformation is a multi-university healthcare systems engineering research center partnered with Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, and over 4 dozen leading hospitals to develop systems engineering solutions to broad problems throughout health care.
The Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks is a multi-university National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, jointly supported by NSF and the Department of Energy. Its mission is to build a more reliable, secure and efficient electric grid transmission system that uses renewable energy sources.
The New England Veterans Engineering Resource Center is developing and applying systems and industrial engineering methods similar to those used successfully in automotive and other industries to create efficient, safe, effective, and reliable health care processes.
Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats, an NIH P42 program, is a collaboration of experts in engineering, public health, and biomedical and environmental sciences, with the dual goal of reducing exposure to environmental contamination and reducing the preterm birth rate in Puerto Rico and beyond.
The Center for Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors is developing new multi-sensor technology systems for cars and trucks that will allow for real-time assessment of road and bridge infrastructure across the country.
Jerome Hajjar, Department Chair