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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

Investigating the Dynamics of Biochemical Systems

ECE/BioE University Distinguished Professor Eduardo Sontag is the PI of a $305K NSF grant for designing “New techniques for analyzing the long-term behavior of intracellular networks”. 

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Understanding microRNA Roles in Stochastic Multistable Networks

BioE Assistant Professor Mingyang Lu and Physics/BioE University Distinguished Professor Herbert Levine, in collaboration with Leonidas Bleris from the University of Texas at Dallas, were awarded a $1.4M NSF grant for “Genome Editing Approaches to Unravel microRNA Roles in Stochastic Multistable Networks.”

COE Research Featured on Cover of Tissue Engineering Part A

Research from Assistant Professors Sidi A. Bencherif (ChE) and Ambika G. Bajpayee (BioE) on “Hyaluronic Acid-Based Shape-Memory Cryogel Scaffolds for Focal Cartilage Defect Repair” was featured on the cover of the June 2021 Tissue Engineering Part A journal.

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Bajpayee’s Lab Research on Cover of Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator Issue 2021

Research of Assistant Professor Ambika Bajpayee, bioengineering, and her team was published on the cover of the Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator Issue 2021 of the journal Biomaterials Science. The paper, titled “Milk exosomes with enhanced mucus penetrability for oral delivery of siRNA,” was in collaboration with Sanofi. Key authors in addition to Bajpayee, include first […]