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

Xuezhu Cai
PhD Bioengineering, 2021

Her research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She also had an internship...

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Kerry Eller
BS Bioengineering, 2021

A recipient of the 2021 Harold D. Hodgkinson Award and the 2020 Truman Scholarship, during her time at Northeastern...

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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

Francisco Loth

New Faculty Spotlight: Francisco Loth

Francisco Loth joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in January 2022 as a Professor with a joint appointment in Bioengineering.

COE Professors Selected in Stanford University List of Top 2% Scientists Worldwide

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

I&EC Research’s 2021 Class of Influential Researchers

ChE/BioE Associate Professor Eno Ebong, ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif, and ChE Associate Professor Richard West were featured on the cover of I&EC Research as 3 of 36 scientists recognized as the 2021 Class of Influential Researchers.

BioE’s Bajpayee Awarded 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 […]