Student Research News

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Nov 21, 2013

To treat cancer, is the force strong with nanorobots?

Every day, more than 20,000 people around the world suc­cumb to cancer, according to sta­tis­tics com­piled by the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion. Thou­sands more con­tinue to suffer through treat­ment and its side effects. Since the drugs used to kill cancer cells are just as toxic to neigh­boring healthy cells, researchers have long cov­eted a drug delivery method […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Nov 20, 2013

A sustainable breeding ground for collaboration

A com­plex struc­ture the size of a shoebox perched on a table’s edge in Curry Stu­dent Center Ball­room on Monday evening. The 3-​​D printed con­struc­tion resem­bled a series of tiny, haunt­ingly bare trees with inim­ical spikes for branches. Archi­tec­ture pro­fessor Jane Amidon explained that stu­dents in the Design for Sus­tain­able Urban Envi­ron­ments pro­gram cre­ated the model and others […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Oct 17, 2013

Northeastern startup named finalist in global competition

On their first day of grad­uate school at North­eastern, Sean Kevlahan told Adam Hatch of his ambi­tious vision: Hatch would invent some­thing amazing, and Kevlahan would help him sell it. Four years later, their biotech­nology startup Quad Tech­nolo­gies has made it to the final round of the pres­ti­gious 2013 Mass­Chal­lenge, an annual global startup com­pe­ti­tion […]

Chemical Engineering

Sep 12, 2013

Student Wins Travel Grant

Bioengineering PhD student David Walsh won a prestigious travel grant to attend the Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting to present his work on designing microfluidic systems to diagnose disease of the eye. The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is the professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering.Founded in early 1968, the Society now boasts nearly 6,500 […]


Jul 26, 2013

Young scholars get a taste for science in the summer

Twenty-​​four high school stu­dents lis­tened intently as civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering assis­tant pro­fessor Matthew Eck­elman pre­sented his research on mod­eling the energy inputs and out­puts of com­mer­cial prod­ucts and processes. At the end of the lec­ture, Eck­elman revealed a sur­prising fact. “Sev­en­teen years ago I was where you are now,” he told the stu­dents, who gath­ered in […]

Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jul 19, 2013

A green, inexpensive solution to groundwater contamination

Trichloroethylene—a degreasing agent fre­quently used for mil­i­tary and indus­trial applications—has seeped into ground­water around the world, with serious health con­se­quences. Sci­en­tists have thus far had little suc­cess in reducing the wide­spread con­t­a­m­i­na­tion of trichloroeth­ylene through biore­me­di­a­tion, chem­ical reduc­tion, and oxi­da­tion. But now three North­eastern researchers—members of one of Northeastern’s federally-​​funded research centers—are devel­oping an elec­tro­chem­ical […]

Jul 11, 2013

ISACA Scholarship Winners

M.S. Information Sciences students Lujaen Basri and Nishant Gour won first and third place, respectively, at the 2013 H. Peet Raap Memorial Scholarship for their knowledge of the practice of Information Systems Auditing and the field of Governance, Risk and Compliance. ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jun 10, 2013

Students dial in on emergency communications

When the south tower of Manhattan’s World Trade Center col­lapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, emer­gency respon­ders out­side the building ordered the fire­fighters within to evac­uate. Many did not receive the message. As is often the case in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions, the com­mu­ni­ca­tion took place almost entirely over radio waves. According to the 9/​11 Com­mis­sion Act of 2007, […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering