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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ChE professor Thomas Webster and Hicham Fenniri were awarded a patent for using “Nanotubes and compositions thereof” on the surfaces of implants.
During the summer term, 11 students participated in the Department’s first foreign exchange programs with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and Rovira I Virgili University (URV) in Spain. Additionally, 4 students from NTU spent their summer at Northeastern working with department faculty on various research projects. After the tremendous success of this year’s program, the department plans to establish up to 4 additional student exchange partnerships with foreign universities.
ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was interviewed by NECN to discuss the possibilities of using nanomedicine to treat Ebola and other diseases. InSolution explains how he wants to use gold nanostars to attack virus or cancer cells.
ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster is featured in a video clip highlighting his paper which is one of the most cited and downloaded papers in the journal Nanotechnology.