A student looks at a monitor with an image of high-res cells.
Interdisciplinary Research

At the interface of engineering and medicine, bioengineering is an inherently interdisciplinary field with societal impact. This student is viewing a microscope image of human airway smooth muscle cells stained with fluorescent calcium dye as part research to improve treatment for asthma.

A student looks through a microscope.
State-of-the-Art Labs

Innovation is furthered with an interdisciplinary collaborative lab environment and state-of-the-art facilities such as the Microscope Hub in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex where this student is looking at cancer culture.

Capstone Collaborative Makerspace

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.

Mona Minkara works on cell configuration
Diverse Faculty

Assistant Professor Mona Minkara sits works on cell configuration with her research assistant. Dr. Minkara is a blind faculty member and she uses these cells to feel and recognize cell types.

Two students working in the lab
Hands-on, Project-based Learning

As part of the weekly lab for Bioengineering Measurement, Experimentation and Statistics course, students learn cell and tissue culture, biomechanics, computational, and other areas within bioengineering.

Spotlight Stories

Ella Strzegowski
Ella Strzegowski
BS Bioengineering, 2023

Bioengineering student Ella Strzegowski, E'23, is spending her co-op working at Moderna on quality control measures to examine the...

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Giona Kleinberg
Giona Kleinberg
BS Bioengineering and Biochemistry, 2023

Giona Kleinberg, E’23, bioengineering and biochemistry, received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious, merit-based awards...

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NSF CAREER Grant for Drug Delivery Biomaterials

BioE Assistant Professor Ambika Bajpayee received a $630K NSF CAREER Award for “Developing electrically charged biomaterials for targeted drug delivery to negatively charged complex tissue environments.” Her research will investigate how to improve drug delivery in tissues within the human body that are not receptive to systemic or local drug delivery methods due to their high negative charge density and lack of blood vessels by using charge interactions.

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NSF CAREER Award to Develop Better Asthma Treatments

Assistant Professor Harikrishnan Parameswaran, chemical engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Parameswaran seeks to understand how the smooth muscle detects inhaled irritants and generates force at the cellular level to develop better treatment for people with asthma.

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Engineering In Action

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.

Recent News

Announcing the New MS in Bioengineering Concentration: Systems, Synthetic, and Computational Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering at Northeastern University is driven by the conviction that the interface of engineering and medicine is one of the great intellectual adventures of the 21st century. Recognizing the breadth of disciplines that contribute to bioengineering, the MS in Bioengineering degree allows students to choose one of four concentrations to develop deep […]

2022 Engineering Departmental Co-op Awardees

The College of Engineering Departmental Co-op team was proud to celebrate the 9th Annual Co-op Awards with our recipients on May 16, 2022, at the Cabral Center in the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute. These awards celebrate the exemplary work of a select group of undergraduate and graduate students who have shown great promise and […]

Announcing Summer 2022 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of Northeastern’s Summer 2022 PEAK Experiences Awards.

2022 Huntington 100 COE Recipients

The 2022 members of Northeastern University’s “Huntington 100,” a group of students selected for their outstanding achievements locally and globally, included twenty students from the College of Engineering.