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Chemical Engineering Writing Center

The goal of the ChemE Writing Center is to provide a resource to our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to improve writing in scientific manuscripts, proposals, abstracts, and other technical documents. The CEWC consists of graduate students/postdoctoral fellows ("Writing Fellows") who receive training from and work with the Northeastern University Writing Center to tutor individuals (grad students and postdocs) in writing. The CEWC is a “satellite center” to the NU Writing Center, motivated by the recognized need for Writing Fellows familiar with technical writing common to our field for effective mentoring in writing.

Students and postdocs can setup appointments with Ian ( or Jessica (, and, as appropriate, correspond with them by email for sending papers, abstracts, etc.

Jessica Fitzgerald is a Bioengineering Ph.D. candidate in the Supramolecular Nanomaterials Laboratory, starting the degree program in the fall of 2014. She received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in May of 2014. Her specific efforts are directed toward the development of an electronic olfactory device to evaluate abnormal stress response for the diagnosis of anxiety spectrum disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress disorder. Jessica has published three first author papers, contributed to multiple grant proposals including NSF GRFP, NIH R21 and F31, among others. She also has had the opportunity to present her research in multiple poster/speaker presentations at scientific conferences around the country and in Canada.   

Ian Harding joined Northeastern in the Fall of 2015 as a Ph.D. student in Bioengineering. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Bucknell University in May 2015 and is currently performing research on endothelial mechanobiology in the lab of Eno Ebong. Ian has contributed to several grant proposals, including the NSF GRFP, five peer-reviewed journal articles, and multiple conference abstracts and oral presentations.