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Research

Convergent research with collaboration across government, industry, and academia

Faculty conduct research as part of the College of Engineering’s multidisciplinary research centers and institutes with funding by eight federal agencies, as well as part of college-wide Research Initiatives, and within their laboratories. View faculty profiles for laboratory research as well as our recent Scholarship Reports.

Research at a Glance


Institute for the Chemical Imaging of Living Systems

The Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems 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. At its core is an imaging center open to the Northeastern community.

Research Institute

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Research Areas

For an overview of the research by area and by faculty member conducted in our department, download our Research at a Glance presentation.


Faculty Laboratory Research Highlights

View the “A Look Into the Lab” video series to learn about the research occurring in our faculty member’s labs.

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Latest News

Improving Drug Delivery to Less Receptive Tissues

BioE Assistant Professor Ambika Bajpayee was awarded a $630K NSF CAREER grant 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 […]

Device for Collagenous Tissue Repair

BioE Professor Jeffrey Ruberti was awarded a patent for a “Collagenous tissue repair device.”

Research from the Slavov Laboratory published in Nature Protocols

Research from the laboratory of BioE Associate Professor and Allen Distinguished Investigator Nikolai Slavov has been published as “Multiplexed single-cell proteomics using SCoPE2” in Nature Protocols.  

Slavov Research Featured on Cover of C&EN

BioE Associate Professor and Allen Distinguished Investigator Nikolai Slavov’s research on “Individual cells’ proteins vary. Single-cell proteomics can now show how” was featured on the cover of the C&EN journal. In Brief Measurements of cell mixtures can hide differences between cells that might be important in biology or disease studies. Researchers have long had tools […]