At the interface of engineering and medicine, bioengineering is an inherently interdisciplinary field with societal impact. With a focus on development of an entirely new classes of products, instrumentation, and implants, the field of bioengineering is poised for growth with the impact to human health extraordinary.Innovative Education and Research
Experiential learning is the heart of a Northeastern education. From project based coursework and teaching labs to research opportunities and co-op there is a range of opportunities to apply classroom learning to the real world.BS, MS, and PhD Degrees
Students work alongside highly accomplished faculty conducting research in state-of-the-art labs designed for interdisciplinary and collaborative research in areas that encompass the entire breadth of biological and biomedical engineering.Research Areas
With a 3000 square foot makerspace including 18 tables and state-of-the-art equipment, undergraduate students have the space, capabilities, and environment to work and innovate together on capstone, research, and teaching projects.Capstone Design
ASME 2023 Y.C. Fung Early Career Award
BioE Assistant Professor Jessica Oakes was selected as the 2023 Y.C. Fung Early Career Award Medalist for outstanding work in respiratory mechanics that has significantly advanced the understanding of asthma, smoking, and inhalable drug delivery, and for strong advocacy in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
$7.5M DOD MURI Grant for Synthetic Biology
University Distinguished Professor Eduardo Sontag and collaborators received a $7.5M DOD MURI grant to impact synthetic biology by changing the way one describes, characterizes, and designs genetic modules, through tools that will enable the systematic and scalable design of increasingly complex biomolecular decision-making systems.
Engineering In Action
World-Renown Co-op Program
Ella Strzegowski (Bioengineering E’23) embarked on a co-op at Moderna in the fall of 2021, just as the company was applying for its biologics license and COVID-19’s Omicron variant was tearing through the population. Her experience placed her at the epicenter of covid-related research even as the virus—and the world’s response to it—changed by the day.
PhD Research for Impact
Lauren Cole (PhD in Bioengineering) has dedicated her Northeastern research to understanding the medicinal properties of certain plants, especially in the production of chemotherapy drugs. Shedding light on how plants can be engineered to produce these beneficial molecules, she’s shared her research in published journal articles and an award-winning conference presentation.
World-Renown Experiential Learning
Originally from Nigeria, OluwaFemi Koledoye (MS in Bioengineering) pursued a cell and tissue concentration at Northeastern—hoping to return home with the training to bring change to healthcare in West Africa. His hands-on experience of the biopharmaceutical industry, including a co-op, gave him the tools to realize his ambitions.
World-Renowned Cooperative Education
Kritika Singh, BS, Bioengineering, is on her first co-op at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Center for Systems Biology and she is also working on a malaria project to express a difficult to express protein. Her ambition is to be a physician scientist and says co-op will definitely help her achieve that.
World-Renowned Cooperative Education
Aanie Phillips, BS, Bioengineering, says co-op puts into perspective what you learn in the classroom providing an immersive learning experience. She did two co-ops, a clinical one at a doctor’s office, and the other as a mechanical and operations engineer at Virtudent, a teledentistry startup. Aaanie is off to medical school with a full scholarship from her top-choice school.
ECE Associate Professor Sarah Ostadabbas and and CEE Assistant Professor Kelsey Pieper offer advice for future female engineers looking for paths that help them grow and mentors that empower them.
BioE Professor Jeffrey Ruberti’s new research suggests that connective tissues in the human body are more likely formed by cells pulling apart than coming together.
BioE Professor Guohao Dai was awarded a patent for “Biodegradable elastic hydrogels for bioprinting.” Abstract Source: USPTO Disclosed herein are hydrogel compositions comprising a triblock copolymer having a formula A-B-A, wherein A is a polycaprolactone (PCL) block or a polyvalerolactone (PVL) block and B is a polyethylene glycol (PEG) block. Also disclosed are methods of […]
A team of Northeastern University students received an American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) Grant for their design of an implantable osseointegrative pylon for transradial amputations. The award recognizes senior undergraduate and graduate student projects that incorporate ASTM International standards. A team of Northeastern University seniors and graduate students, including Calli Sipin, MS’25 […]