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Boston Area Chapter ISPE Career Forum, 2014

The Boston Area Chapter of International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is excited to announce its first student program, The ISPE Student Career Forum”, for the spring semester. The Forum will be held at Northeastern University Alumni Center, Pavilion Room (6th floor), 716 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02120, on Saturday, February 8th, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. For more details, click Flyer ISPE 2014 Career Forum.

We have assembled an unbelievably talented team of local industry and human resources professionals to help you gain the skills that you will need to get a job, internship, or other position in the life sciences industry.

ISPE members can attend for free and benefit greatly from the experienced team that has been assembled for the event. If you are not an ISPE member, click www.ispe.org/join-or-renew and then you can register to attend. Materials and lunch will be provided as well!

If you want to attend, it would be beneficial to have you register early so that we can get an accurate count for food and refreshments. Click here to register.

For questions, please contact the ISPE Office via email at office@ispeboston.org or contact Brian Hagopian, Student Development Committee Chair and Past President, directly via email at brian@clear-water-consulting.com or telephone (978) 888-3082.

Please make an effort to attend the ISPE Career Forum. If you need transportation, let us know and arrangements can be made. We look forward to seeing you on February 8th!

CONTACT: Brian Hagopian, CPIP
Student Development Committee Chair & Past President
ISPE Boston Area Chapter, Clear Water Consulting, Inc.
1 Boyds Lane, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone: (978) 888-3082
Email: brian@clear-water-consulting.com

ChE Seminars

To view the Department of Chemical Engineering Seminars scheduled for the spring 2014 semester, click here.

ChE AIChE Research Mixer, Sp’14

The Department of Chemical Engineering and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Chapter will host a Faculty and Student Research Mixer at 6pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, in room 90 Snell Library. It will be an informal event featuring faculty and graduate students with posters showcasing research to spark conversation and match interests with undergraduate students. For more information, contact the AIChE President, Lexi Hamsmith, at hamsmith.l@husky.neu.edu.

ChE Graduate Town Hall Meeting

The Department of Chemical Engineering Graduate Town Hall Meeting was held on Friday, December 6, 2013, in room 325 Shillman Hall from 11:45am until 1:25pm. For more information about the town hall meeting, please contact Prof. Thomas J. Webster at th.webster@neu.edu.

Materials Research Society (MRS) 2013 Presentations

The Materials Research Society (MRS) 2013 presentations are at the Hynes, Levels 1 and 2. View the 2013 MRS schedule of presentations by faculty and students by clicking here. For more information, please contact Prof. Thomas J. Webster at email address th.webster@neu.edu.

ChE Seminars

To view the Department of Chemical Engineering Seminars held during the fall 2013 semester click here.

Materials Research Society (MRS) 2013 Annual Meeting

The Northeastern University College of Engineering Departments Materials Research Society (MRS) meeting was held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Room Beacon F, Monday, December 2, 2013, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

At the MRS conference today, December 2, 2013, Dr. Thomas J. Webster presented Dr. Nicholas Peppas with a Distinguished Scientist Award.

Dr. Nicholas Peppas receiving Distinguished Scientist Award from Dr. Thomas J. Webster
Dr. Nicholas Peppas (L) receiving Distinguished Scientist Award from Dr. Thomas J. Webster

Faculty and students from Northeastern gave oral presentations and displayed their posters. To view the 2013 Materials Research Society presentations schedule click here. For more information, please contact Prof. Thomas J. Webster at email address th.webster@neu.edu.

AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting

The NU Department of Chemical Engineering Student Chapter, The American Institute of Chemical Engineer (AIChE), will host a reception at the 2013 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hilton San Francisco Hotel, Golden Gate 5 Room, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. To view the schedule of presentations, click here. For more information, please contact Prof. Thomas J. Webster at email address th.webster@neu.edu.

ChE AIChE Co-op Mixer, Fl '13

The Department of Chemical Engineering and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (NU AIChE) Student Chapter will host a Co-op Mixer on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 11:45 a.m. at the Raytheon Amphitheater, 240 Egan Center, NU Campus, Boston, MA. For more information, please contact Professor Courtney Pfluger via email at c.pfluger@neu.edu, or Lexi Hamsmith ('15), AIChE President, at nuaiche@gmail.com.

Freshmen "Welcome" Night

The Department of Chemical Engineering extends welcome to its freshmen class, together with all the other incoming freshmen, on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:30 - 9:00pm at the Curry Student Center Ballroom. Dr. Thomas Webster, Department Chair and Professor, welcomes you to Northeastern!

ChE Undergraduate Researchers' Poster Showcase

The Department of Chemical Engineering undergraduate researchers will showcase their research on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm in room 150 Dodge Hall.

Come and learn about some of the research your peers at Northeastern are conducting. Talk one-on-one with undergrads, graduates, and professors who are researching innovative and cutting-edge technology. If you're interested in becoming involved in research, bring your resume.

Dr. Thomas J. Webster Presents Seminar Talk on "Transitioning from Nano to Picotechnology…"

Dr. Tom Webster, Department of Chemical Engineering Chair and Professor, will present a talk entitled "Transitioning from Nano to Picotechnology: Making Advances in Medicine" at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Colloquium today, Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 12 noon, 140 The Fenway, room 378.

ChE Welcome Back to Campus BBQ

The Department of Chemical Engineering "Welcome Back BBQ" function will be held on the Krentzman Quad on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11:45 am to 1:25 pm. It is an event to welcome its students, post-docs, faculty and staff back to campus after the long summer break, and especially an opportunity to meet the new faculty and connect with each other.

Spectacle Island Outing with CHME GSC

The Department of Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Council will host an Outing to Spectacle Island on August 24, 2013. Click flyer for more information on the Outing.

ChE Awards Ceremony, Sp'13

The Department of Chemical Engineering will be hosting its Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Raytheon Amphitheater, 240 Egan Center. The ceremony is to honor and recognize the accomplishments of students and faculty in academic year 2012-2013.

CHME Senior Exit Interview, Sp'13

The Department of Chemical Engineering Senior Exit Interview will be held on Wednesday April 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in room 135 Shillman Hall.

Co-op Mixer, Sp'13

The Chemical Engineering Co-op Mixer hosted by AIChE for CHME undergraduates will take place at the Varsity Club, Matthews Arena, Annex Entrance, 238 St. Botolph Street, Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 11:45 a.m. For more information, please contact Courtney Pfluger via email at c.pfluger@neu.edu.

AIChE Student Co-op Panel, Sp'13

The co-op student panel will take place on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 6:00 p.m. in room 108 West Village H. The event will feature previous co-ops from Genzyme, A123 Systems, Dow Chemical, and Arsenal Medical. They will give brief presentations on their experiences with the majority of the event being open to Q&A from the audience. Please contact colville.a@husky.neu.edu with any questions.

Chemical Engineering Research Mixer, Sp'13

The Department of Chemical Engineering and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Chapter will host a Faculty and Undergraduate Research Mixer on Wednesday February 6, 2013 at 6 pm in the Snell Engineering Lobby, 1st floor.

It will be an informal event featuring faculty and graduate students with posters showcasing research to spark conversation and match interests with undergraduate students.

For more information, contact Alex Colville, President, AIChE at colville.a@husky.neu.edu.

Biofilms Innovations 2013 Conference

Professor Thomas Webster, Northeastern University College of Engineering, will host the "Biofilm Innovations 2013″ Conference, in collaboration with Richard Longland, Arthroplasty Patient Foundation on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

The conference will be at the Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST). For event details, click here.

Biomedical Engineering Society Conference, Fl '12

The NU Department of Chemical Engineering will host a reception at the 2012 Annual Biomedical Engineering Society Conference on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.

The reception will be held from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, on Peachtree Street, 265 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303.

AIChE 2012 Annual Meeting

The NU Department of Chemical Engineering American Institute of Chemical Engineers (ChE AIChE) hosted a reception at the AIChE 2012 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

The reception was held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Westin Hotel Convention Center, Washington Room, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

AIChE Welcome Back BBQ, Fl'12

The ChE Department American Institute of Chemical Engineers (ChE AIChE) student group hosted a welcome back BBQ at the Mugar Quad on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 for the new and continuing chemical engineering students, faculty, and staff. Everyone was treated to grilled hot dogs, burgers, chips, and sodas.

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ChE Special Seminar

Chemical Engineering special seminar will be held in room 220 BK on April 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Steven A. Vitale of the Advanced Silicon Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts. He will speak on the topic "Advanced Microelectronics Technology Development at MIT Lincoln Laboratory." Click here to view Dr. Steven Vitale's Seminar Abstract.

ChE Awards Ceremony '12

The ChE Department will be hosting its Annual Awards Ceremony to honor and recognize the accomplishments of its students and faculty in academic year 2011-2012. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Raytheon Amphitheater, 240 Egan Center.

AIChE Co-op Mixer, Sp '12

The NU Chemical Engineering American Institute of Chemical Engineers (ChE AIChE) will be hosting a Co-op Mixer on February 22, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Varsity Club, Matthews Arena, Annex Entrance, 238 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA.

AIChE 2011 End-of-Year Social

The Northeastern University Chemical Engineering Department American Institute of Chemical Engineers (ChE AIChE) End-of-Year Social will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.in the McLeod Suites (3rd Floor of Curry Student Center).

Join us for food, free drinks, fun times, and get together with friends! It is the last day of classes, take this "final" opportunity to have some fun!

AIChE 2011 Annual Meeting

The Northeastern University Chemical Engineering Department Student Chapter American Institute of Chemical Engineers (ChE AIChE) reception will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101F, 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Click here to visit the AIChE website for more information.

AIChE Annual LobsterFest 2011

Northeastern University Chemical Engineering Department American Institute of Chemical Engineers (ChE AIChE) and Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Council (ChE GSC) will be hosting LobsterFest 2011 on Thursday, August 18th, 2011. Start time is at 6:00 p.m. in the Mugar Quadrangle next to Mugar Life Sciences Building.

$15 for a lobster, unlimited burgers, and hot dogs (limited orders left). $10 for unlimited burgers and hot dogs.

Prices include veggie burgers, salads, corn on the cob, chips, desserts, and unlimited drinks.

To RSVP and place your order, please fill out the Lobsterfest 2011 order form online at https://sites.google.com/site/nuaichelobsterfest/.

Due to limited availability of lobsters, all orders MUST be placed online via Google checkout using a credit card. Orders for burgers and hot dogs may be placed through the same website up until the day of the event, or paid in cash to Ms. Jessica Smith-Japhet at the Chemical Engineering Department, room 147 SN.

You do not have to be a chemical engineer to attend. Everyone is welcome! Bring your family and friends.

In the event of rain, we will relocate to McLoud Suites, room 318-320-322 Curry Student Center.

If you have any questions, please email NU AIChE at nuaiche@gmail.com.

ChE Seminar: ISPE Presents Richard Moore, CenSSIS Program Director for the Division of Breast Imaging

Monday, Nov 15th, 2010 at 6:30 PM, 300 Richards Hall

Rick Moore has over 20 years of experience in the biomedical field. He serves as the Gordon-CenSSIS Medical Program Director and supports the Engineering Leadership course in the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program. He joined Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in 1974, initially working on radiopharmeceutical development, including the positron imaging of 18-F-FDG. In 1982 he embarked on developing radiology workstations for the hospital. Then, in 1985, he created patient-outcome tracking systems to measure clinical performance and took on the leadership of the Breast Imaging Research laboratory at MGH with Dr. Daniel Kopans. Over the period of 21 years, they built a robust research program, co-developing many imaging and non-imaging diagnostic and screening systems including Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D mammography). Rick engaged CenSSIS to collaborate on design, development and analysis of devices and methods that employ biomarkers and morphology to detect, characterize and predict disease. He consults on data acquisition, database management, transmission presentation and interpretation of medical content. Rick has co-authored more than 44 peer-reviewed papers, has 9 patents, and 3 parrots.

Drop by for food and refreshments and learn about advances in breast cancer imaging and detection, namely Digital Breast Tomography. This is also a great opportunity to find out about some of the undergraduate research going on here at Northeastern.

Seminar Fall 2010

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 220 Shillman Hall
    Dr. Alan C. West, Professor and Chair
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, NY.
    Dr. Alan C. West is a Professor & Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at Columbia University, New York.Alan West received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California and his BS from Case Western Reserve University. He is currently the Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor of Electrochemistry. His research interests include electrochemical microfabrication methods, electrochemical sensors, batteries, and fuel cells. He has worked in the area of copper metallization for the past decade, working closely with the industry.
    Dr. Alan C. West IAB Invited Lecture Series Seminar Abstract
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 220 Shillman Hall
    Dr. Maryam Tabrizian, Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    McGill University, Canada.
    Dr. Maryam Tabrizian is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the Centre for Biorecognition and Biosensors at McGill University, Canada. She is a FRSQ-national researcher awardee as a result of her contribution to high quality biomedical research. Her research focuses on the development of engineered biointerfaces through guided chemistry and the use of advanced nanofabrication technologies to promote cell-substrate interactions and/or to modulate biomolecular interactions. She is internationally known for her work in the field of biointerface and has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles in this field.
    Dr. Maryam Tabrizian IAB Invited Lecture Series Seminar Abstract
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 220 Shillman Hall
    Dr. Georges A. Melhem, President and Chief Executive Officer
    ioMosaic Corporation, Salem NH.
    Dr. Georges A. Melhem is President and Chief Executive Officer of ioMosaic Corporation. He has led and participated in large scale LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) studies, LNG risk assessment projects, and (LNG) public testimony. He is an internationally known pressure relief design, chemical reaction systems, and fire and explosion dynamics expert. In this regard he has provided consulting and design services, expert testimony, and incident investigation support and reconstruction for a large number of clients.
    Dr. Melhem was president of Pyxsys Corporation, a technology subsidiary of Arthur D. Little, Inc., prior to Pyxsys and during his twelve years tenure at Arthur D. Little, Dr. Melhem was a vice president and managing director of Arthur D. Little's Global Safety and Risk Management Practice and its Process Safety and Reaction Engineering Laboratory.
    Dr. Melhem holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering, as well as a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, all from Northeastern University. In addition, he has completed executive training in the areas of Finance and Strategic Sales Management at the Harvard Business School. He is the author/co-author of five books, numerous technical papers, and more than 300 technical reports. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a member of the American Chemical Society.
    Dr. Georges Melhem IAB Lecture Series Seminar Abstract

Seminar Spring 2010

The Chemical Engineering Spring 2010 Seminars concluded with guest speaker Dr. Anand Asthagiri of California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

To view all ChE seminar former guest speakers and their abstracts, please click on the links below:

Former Speakers' Abstracts:

ChE Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Former Speakers' Abstracts:

AICHE Annual Lobsterfest 2010

Northeastern University American Institute of Chemical Engineers (NUAIChE) and Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Council (ChEGSC) will be hosting LOBSTERFEST 2010 on Thursday, August 19th, 2010. Start time is at 6:00 p.m. in the quad next to Mugar Life Sciences Building (MU).

$15 for a lobster, unlimited burgers and hot dogs. $10 for unlimited burgers and hot dogs.

The prices include veggie burgers, beverages, chips, and corn on the cob.

To RSVP and place your order, please fill out the Lobsterfest 2010 order form and email to lobsterfest.aiche@gmail.com by Friday, August 13th, 2010 deadline.

Student currently in class must give payment to Ms. Patricia Rowe at the Chemical Engineering Department, 342SN, or to the class representative.

Students on co-op must contact Emma Chory at chory.e@gmail.com if they cannot deliver payment to Ms. Rowe during regular office hours, or have payment dropped off by someone. Co-op students may pay at a later date as long as order form is received before Friday, August 13th. All payments are due by Friday, August 13th.

Everyone is welcome! You do not have to be a chemical engineer to attend, so come and bring all your friends.

In the event of rain, we may relocate to McCloud Suites in the Curry Student Center.

Spring 2010 ChE Capstone Design Presentations: Design 1 (Juniors)

Professor Barry Satvat, Instructor - Thursday, April 22, Room 215 Shillman Hall

  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
    Team Number 4
    Presenters: Brian Mahoney, Nabil Morris, Anthony Kilroy, and Csky Young
    Project Title: "Dairy Farm Manure Management"
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
    Team Number 5
    Presenters: Sean Barlett, Nafi Fraiman, and Emily Grieci
    Project Title: "Algae Derived Aviation Fuel"
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.
    Team Number 1
    Presenters: Devyesh Rana, Matthew Ryan, Daniel Shea, and Michael Oliver
    Project Title: "Deep-Sea Mineral Nodule Processing"
  • Time: 9:25 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
    BREAK
  • Time: 9:50 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    Team Number 6
    Presenters: Matthew Bosley, Ilya Elliot Landsman, and Anthony Sanfilippo
    Project Title: "Production of Clean Hydrogen Gas From Biomass Using Catalytic Cracking"
  • Time: 10:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    Team Number 7
    Presenters: Jeremy Gross, Tyler Scanlon, Seth Thompson, and
    Jared Yarofsky
    Project Title: "Molecular Farming of an HIV Antibody"
  • Time: 10:50 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    Team Number 3
    Presenters: Tatiana Kniazeva, Adrian Li, Hong Long, and
    Steve Modzelewski
    Project Title: "Extraction of Spider Silk Recombinant Proteins via Microbial Cell Culture"
  • Time: 11:20 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    Team Number 2
    Presenters: Clinton Holmes, Peter Moran, Mark Somers, and Joan Wozny
    Project Title: "Design of a Synthetic Bottle Closure"

Spring 2010 ChE Capstone Presentations: Design II (Seniors)

Professor Ronald Willey, Instructor, Tuesday, April 20th, Room 272 West Village F

  • Time: 13:00 p.m.
    Team Number 7
    Presenters: Augusta Modestino, Tala Daya, and Salem Zahmi
    Project Title: "National Student Design Contest Problem"
  • Time: 13:40 p.m.
    Team Number 6
    Presenters: Laura Kappel, Scott Shaput, and Dan Brown
    Project Title: "Critical Fluid Extraction of Mud Oil"
  • Time: 14:20 p.m.
    Team Number 9
    Presenters: Josh Marion, Darshan Sokhey, and Corey Regensberger
    Project Title: "Nanotechnology-Based Oral Delivery System of Drugs Used to Treat Multiple Sclerosis"
  • Time: 15:00 p.m.
    Team Number 1
    Presenters: Courtney Delude, Megan Hoey, Ray Fraser, and Justin Wilson
    Project Title: "Process Optimization of the Barletta Pool HVAC System"

NU ChE AIChE Annual Student Conference Graduate School Fair (2009)

Northeastern University American Institute of Chemical Engineers (NUAIChE) Annual Student Conference Graduate School Fair will be held at the Gaylor Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN on Sunday, November 8, 2009 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM. The Student Conference will be held Friday, November 6 to Monday, November 9, 2009.

AIChE Website Link: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Chemical Engineering students will present talks at the Annual Meeting on November 9, 10, 11, and 13, 2009.

Please click on the following link to view the talk topics. 2009_AIChE_Annual_Meeting_Talks.pdf