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.
MIE Associate Professor Babak Heydari’s research on “Micro-level social structures and the success of COVID-19 national policies” was published in the Nature Computational Science journal.
ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir explains how to help determine if N95 and KN95 masks are counterfeit by checking for certain codes and expiration dates.