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Inherently Interdisciplinary

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
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Experiential Learning

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
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Innovative Research

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
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.

Capstone Design

Spotlight Stories

Joseph Blanchet, E'22, and Shandy Ndjigue, E'23
BS Bioengineering

Bioengineering students Joseph Blanchet, E'22, and Shandy Ndjigue, E'23, are recipients of the 2023 Compass Awards, which recognizes exemplary...

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Giona Kleinberg
BS Bioengineering and Biochemistry, 2023

Giona Kleinberg, E’23, majoring in bioengineering and biochemistry with a minor in data science, is an experienced researcher with...

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$1.96M NIH MIRA to Study Bacterial Signaling Systems

BioE Assistant Professor Elizabeth Libby received a $1.96M NIH R35 MIRA (Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award) for Early Stage Investigators for “Physiological and Developmental Role of Bacterial Ser/Thr Kinases.”

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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.

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$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.

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New Concentration in Systems, Synthetic, and Computational Bioengineering

The concentration is designed to prepare students with in-demand skills in data and system science and in synthetic biology, as well as on how to apply those skills to emergent fields in bioengineering.

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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.

Recent News

2024 Research Expo Recognizes Hard Work of COE Students Across Departments

PhD students in the College of Engineering presented projects to a panel of judges to demonstrate their commitment to their research. COE Research Expo Displays Promising Work from PhD Students The College of Engineering hosted its sixth annual COE Research Expo Feb. 26 in the Curry Student Center Ballroom to give PhD students the opportunity […]

Northeastern Among Top 100 Universities for Utility Patents

Northeastern University, recognized for its excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship, has once again been named one of the top 100 universities worldwide for securing utility patents by the National Academy of Inventors.

Research Partnership Between Northeastern and University College Dublin Flourishes

ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier is part of one of several new research projects in collaboration with University College Dublin.

Advice on Creating Equity and Inclusion in Engineering Workplaces

Chemical engineer and DEI leader Mark McBride-Wright spoke at a fireside chat with COE Dean Gregory Abowd about implementing diversity, equity and inclusion in engineering communities.