Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University (NU) - the private university which receives more undergraduate applications annually than any other university in the United States (earning NU the title of the most applied-to private university in the United States). We offer degrees at all levels (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) and are internationally renowned for high quality classroom-based education in conjunction with industrial work experience. Our top-rated (and one of the nation’s largest) Cooperative (Co-op) Education program was one of the first in the country and the Chemical Engineering Co-op program places students in over 55 companies spanning the areas of consumer products, plastics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, alternative energy, and petrochemicals, to name a few. We even place students in International Co-op locations in the UK, France, Switzerland, China, and Vietnam.
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Caroline Webb is the recipient of a 2014 Provost Undergraduate Research Award in the amount of $1,000. She will be investigating the effect of hormone treatments on the expression of ZCT1 in transgenic Catharanthus roseus hairy root cultures under the advisement of Carolyn Lee-Parsons and Noreen Rizvi.
Dr. Shashi Murthy, in collaboration with Dr. Yaakov Nahmias, Director of the Center for Bioengineering at the Hebrew University of Israel, has been awarded a $210k grant for a project titled "Cleavable Surface Coatings for Microfluidic Devices" from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation.
ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster and MS student Run Chang have created a nanoparticle delivery system which could target and destroy cancer cells.
As the newly elected president for the Society for Biomaterials, ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster hopes to create international collaborations that are critical to the advancement of biomaterials.