COVID-19 Research

With access to up-to-the-minute information, the Bioengineering Department has been actively involved in COVID-19 research since the start of the pandemic. Our research is wide-ranging, including the impact of the virus on a cellular level, practical decontamination strategies in PPE, and quick, accurate testing techniques.

COVID-19 Research in Bioengineering
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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.

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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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

New Faculty Spotlight: Aileen Huang-Saad

Aileen Huang-Saad joins the Bioengineering department in February 2021 as an Associate Professor and Director of Life Science and Engineering Programs at the Roux Institute.

Celebrate National Engineers Week 2021

Join the College of Engineering February 21-27, 2021 for a variety of fun, informative, and inspirational activities and events to showcase the many ways that engineers are “Imagining Tomorrow” and celebrate the importance of the engineering profession to society and the world.

Clark Named 2021 AIMBE Fellow

Professor Heather Clark, bioengineering, jointly appointed in chemistry and chemical biology, and director of Northeastern University’s Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems, has been named a 2021 AIMBE Fellow.

Developing Technology to Optimally Detect and Count Circulating Tumor Cells without Drawing Blood

BioE Professor Mark Niedre and Bouve/ChE Professor Mansoor Amiji are using their recent NCI/NIH grant to detect circulating tumor cells in the blood.