To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Northeastern College of Engineering researchers are conducting interdisciplinary research in four strategic areas:
- Vaccines and Diagnostics
- Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Optimization
- Human-Machine Interaction
- Harnessing Data
From developing healthcare optimization planning tools and rapid testing capabilities, to improving the safety of homemade masks, our faculty are working with hospitals, industry, government authorities, and other academic institutions to find solutions to mitigate virus risks.
ECE Professor Nian Sun, in collaboration with Jeremy Luban from UMass Medical School, was awarded a $200K NSF RAPID grant for “COVID-19: New Handheld Gas Sensors for Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Virus: Instant COVID-19 Diagnosis from Exhaled Breath.”
Mechanical engineering student Max Seidel, E’24, and alum Amine El Aymani, E’16, MS’19, have risen to the occasion during the COVID-19 crisis to help create masks for frontline workers.