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Department of Bioengineering at Northeastern University
The Interface of Engineering and Medicine

Intrinsically interdisciplinary, and centrally located in a biotech hub, bioengineering at Northeastern is leading the way in bioimaging, cell and tissue engineering, biomechanics, and biomedical device advancement.

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Erica Wagner
BS, Bioengineering 2020

Earned the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the United States’ premier award for outstanding young researchers in STEM fields.

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Kritika Singh
BS Bioengineering, 2020

Kritika Singh, E'20, receives Rhodes Scholar, NIH OxCam Scholar, and Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award.

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Announcing the Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems

Bioengineering Professor Heather Clark is leading a new university-wide research institute, which focuses on in vivo chemical analysis and imaging, and leverages key university strengths, including nanosensors for in vivo chemical analysis, imaging, soft robotics, and embedded systems.

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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

BioE Faculty Niedre and Fang Receive Promotions

The Department of Bioengineering is pleased to announce our recent faculty promotions.

COE Students Win 2020 ASEE Student Paper Award

Engineering students Cailey Denoncourt, BSBioE’23, and Liza Russell, BSME’23, received the student paper award for their paper titled,” Navigating and Energy Generating Insole: Vibrating Walking Directions” at the ASEE 2020 Virtual Conference.

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Bioengineers Develop Innovative Respiratory-Assist Device as Alternative to Ventilator

BioE alumnus Craig Smallwood, PhD’18, invented a respiratory-assist device as an alternative to a ventilator for low-resource environments. BioE Professor and Chair Lee Makowski, in collaboration with physicians at Korle Bu Hospital in Ghana, has made the first few of these devices available for use on patients suffering from respiratory distress.

Students Traveled to Ethiopia to Design Low-Cost Medical Equipment

Students from the Innovators for Global Health student group spent their spring break in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia helping the second largest hospital in the country design low-cost medical devices that could be made and maintained with locally sources parts.