Student Research News

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Sep 17, 2021

A Dialogue of Civilizations Led to Friendship and Joint Research

After a Dialogue of Civilizations course with ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio, a group of students teamed up to research a better method of visualizing collagen monomer orientations. This idea traveled from the Andes to the Green Mountains. Three years later, it’s finally published. Main photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University In 1921, Benton MacKaye climbed […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Zachary Walker-Liang outside with his drone

Sep 03, 2021

Undergraduate Student’s Research Focuses on Developing Software for Drones to Enforce COVID Guidelines

Zachary Walker-Liang, E’25, just completed his first year in the College of Engineering pursuing a combined major in computer engineering and computer science. A Washington DC native, he chose Northeastern because of his love of snow, the Boston skateboarding scene, and the university’s signature co-op program. He applied for early decision and was surprised to […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sep 03, 2021

Using Floating Wetlands to Combat Algae Blooms

Max Rome, PhD’21, civil engineering, is leading a team of Northeastern researchers to create a visually impactful floating wetland on the Charles River to serve as a model to support water ecosystems, including combating algae blooms.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

reflection of a robot on computer screen

Aug 20, 2021

NU Team PARIS Wins in Phase 1 of American-Made E-ROBOT Prize

A Northeastern faculty and student team was awarded a $200K prize as a finalist for Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Challenges E-ROBOT Prize. In Phase 2, up to four teams (from the 10 finalists) will receive a $500K award. The team’s submission proposed development of a Precise Air-sealing Robot for Inaccessible Spaces (PARIS). The Northeastern team is advised by ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir, CEE Assistant Professor Michael Kane, and ECE Distinguished Professor Carey Rappaport.

Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Aug 08, 2021

Civil Engineering PhD Student Featured in the Boston Globe

Civil engineering PhD student Max Rome was featured in the Boston Globe article, “Abundant Plant Growth on Floating Wetland Helps Battle the ‘Dirty Water Stigma’.”

Civil & Environmental Engineering

aimi Lard, who is blind and deaf, feels the TATUM robotic hand

Aug 05, 2021

Using Robots to Help Blind and Deaf People Communicate

Samantha Johnson, E’21, ME’21, bioengineering, built a robotic hand that can be used to produce tactile sign language so that people who are blind and deaf can be more independent.


Anti-nodes of resonant waveform of typical glycerol droplets with arrows indicating the waveform amplitudes. In seesaw mode (m = 1), h = 0.923 mm, dp = 3.71 mm, and f * = 63 Hz. Pictures show t = 0, ¼ and ½ of the oscillating period. In saddleback mode (m = 2), h = 0.91 mm, dp = 3.48 mm, f * = 78 Hz, and D ≈ 1.17 × 10−7 N·m. Views from the side and an oblique meridional angle are shown. The dashed lines show the two orthogonal axes of C4 symmetry. In monkey saddle mode (m = 3), h = 0.63 mm, dp = 4.36 mm, f * = 105 Hz, and D ≈ 6.46 × 10−8 N·m with a C6 symmetry. Arrows show the alternating crests and valleys. The finite element simulation using ABAQUS is shown on the right, by which flexural rigidity is deduced. The color code shows out-of-plane displacement from the equatorial neutral plane.

Jul 12, 2021

MIE Research Selected as Editor’s Choice of Physics of Fluids

A research paper, titled “Flexural Bending Resonance of Acoustically Levitated Glycerol Droplet” by Zilong Fang, PhD’22, mechanical engineering, and MIE Professors Kai-Tak Wan and Mohammad Taslim was selected as the Editor’s Choice and published in the journal of Physics of Fluids.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Josep Jornet

Jun 24, 2021

Josep Jornet Awarded Best Paper at the IEEE WoWMoM 6G Non-terrestrial Networks (NTN) Workshop

ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE WoWMoM 6G Non-terrestrial Networks (NTN) Workshop, for the work titled “Performance Analysis of a Dual Terahertz/Ka Band Communication System for Satellite Mega-Constellations”, led by his students Ali Al Qaraghuli, PhD’24, and Hussam Abdellatif, PhD’24.

Electrical & Computer Engineering