Research Institutes and Labs

Our faculty, affiliated faculty, and partners across industry, academia, and government, conduct interdisciplinary research addressing global challenges to make an impact on society through innovation.

View faculty profiles for laboratory research, department research areas, research centers including the Institute for the Chemical Imaging for Living Systems and the Institute for Mechanobiology (see below), as well as our recent Annual Reports.

Learn about the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex for collaborative research. We also invite you to take quick virtual video tours to learn about the research being conducted in many of our labs.


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.

Institute for Mechanobiology

Northeastern University’s Institute for Mechanobiology accelerates mechanobiology discovery and technology to advance human medicine and health. It is one of only a few in the world specifically dedicated to mechanobiology study and innovation.

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.

Watch Lab Overview Videos

Capstone Collaborative Studio Resources