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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

Kaitlyn Ramesh
BS Bioengineering, 2025

Kaitlyn Ramesh, E’25, bioengineering, received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious, merit-based awards for undergraduate...

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Zachary Hoglund
BS Bioengineering and Biochemistry, 2024

Zachary Hoglund, E’24, bioengineering and biochemistry, is the recipient of the Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award for 2024, one...

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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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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

Hoglund Receives 2024 Hodgkinson Award

Zachary Hoglund, E’24, bioengineering and biochemistry, is the recipient of the Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award for 2024, one of the highest honors a senior can receive.

Renaming and Dedication of the Michael B. Silevitch and Claire J. Duggan Center for STEM Education

At the renaming and dedication ceremony of the Michael B. Silevitch and Claire J. Duggan Center for STEM Education, public school community members, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and Northeastern leadership, including COE Dean Gregory Abowd, Provost David Madigan, and President Joseph E. Aoun, recognized the impact made on a countless number of students for more than 35 years.

Using Machine Learning to Revolutionize Drug Discovery

Xuezhu Cai, PhD’20, bioengineering, used her LEADERs fellowship with Merck to develop a new machine learning pipeline to ensure accurate data in drug discovery. She is now a senior scientist there.

2024 Huntington 100 COE Recipients

Sixteen students from the College of Engineering were selected as 2024 members of the Northeastern University “Huntington 100,” which is a group of students selected for their outstanding achievements which commensurate with the university’s mission, ideals, values, and Academic plan.