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.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and its Industrial Advisory Board held a series of panel discussions entitled “Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) solutions addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
ECE Professor Nian Sun was featured in the Wired.com article “Could Breathalyzers Make Covid Testing Quicker and Easier?” for his efforts in using breathalyzer like devices to detect viral particles.