PROTECT Center News

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Sep 13, 2023

New Methods of Treating Contaminated Water

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Global University Campus Akram Alshawabkeh was awarded a patent for a “Robust flow-through platform for organic contaminants removal.” Abstract Source: USPTO Disclosed is an electro-Fenton-like (EFL) platform wherein an electrochemically produced acidic environment supports heterogeneous Fenton-like reaction for high throughput water treatment. The platform enables the treatment of contaminated […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

photo of Akram Alshawabkeh outside

Mar 23, 2020

PROTECT Research Center: Continuing a Bold Mission for Environmental Health

This week, the PROTECT multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research center, led by Akram Alshawabkeh, Director of PROTECT, and Snell Professor of Engineering and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, was awarded a five-year $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue and expand its work. This next phase of PROTECT research will include the study of an additional 1,000 pregnant women and look at a mixture of chemicals beyond the initial two suspect chemical classes.

Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dec 14, 2018

PROTECT Researchers evaluate Hurricane Maria’s Impact and suggest a ‘Visionary Rebuilding’ plan for Government Institutions

The PROTECT Center, led by CEE Professor Akram Alshawabkeh, studies exposure to environmental contamination in Puerto Rico and its contribution to preterm birth. It is funded through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ Superfund Research Program. Source: PROTECT The impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the island is massive, with over a thousand […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Sep 12, 2018

$13.2M NIH Award for Environmental Influences of Child Health Outcomes in Puerto Rico

CEE Professor Akram Alshawabkeh has been awarded $13.2M over five years from the National Institutes of Health to lead a renewal of the multi-institutional and interdisciplinary research project, entitled, “Environmental Influences of Child Health Outcomes in Puerto Rico (ECHO-PRO).

Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dec 13, 2017

Determining the Environmental Health of Puerto Rico

Alejandro Rovira, S’19, spent his co-op working with the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) and the Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development (CRECE), led by CEE Professor and COE Associate Dean of Research Akram Alshawabkeh, to determine the environmental health of those in Puerto Rico.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Oct 05, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE to Take Part in National Study on Children’s Health

PROTECT and CRECE will be taking part in a new national study led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which aims to investigate the ways in which early exposure to a range of environmental factors influence the short- and long-term health of children.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 19, 2016

Working with the Community to Determine Environmental Health

NIEHS director Linda Birnbaum spoke at the Alumni Center on the importance of PROTECT's first multi-country study Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (ZIP). Source: News @ Northeastern “You can’t change your genes, but you can change your environment.” So said Linda Birn­baum, director of the National Insti­tutes of Health’s National Insti­tute of Envi­ron­mental Health Sci­ences, […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Sep 24, 2015

Research Fair a Big Success

The COE Undergraduate Research Lab fair gathered hundreds of students eager to learn about the research opportunities available to them.

Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering