COVID-19 News

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Bencherif working in a lab.

Aug 12, 2021

Research to Boost COVID-19 Vaccines Published in ‘Advanced Science’

Could there be an even more effective vaccine? This professor thinks so. Main photo: Existing COVID-19 vaccines have far surpassed public health officials’ expectations. But could they be improved upon even further? Yes, says Sidi Bencherif, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern. Here’s how. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University The COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized […]

Chemical Engineering

Boston skyline

May 11, 2021

COVID-19: Students Making a Difference

Over the past year-plus College of Engineering students have come to the cause, transitioning research, co-op experiences, and community efforts to address challenges caused by the pandemic. Here are just a few highlights of their contributions. This article originally appeared in Engineering @ Northeastern magazine, Spring 2021. One week after the pandemic forced him to […]

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

student working in chemical engineering lab

May 03, 2021

A Future in Cancer Research for this Goldwater Scholar

Cameron Young, E’22, chemical engineering and biochemistry, wants to see medical research translate directly to personalized treatments. He has carried this mission through both of his co-op experiences and through his research under Assistant Professor Ambika Bajpayee. “A lot of times there’s a disconnect between academic research that goes on in the lab and …really […]

Chemical Engineering

Apr 20, 2021

Can biomaterials offer novel therapeutic strategies against COVID-19?

Thibault Colombani (ChE Postdoc), Zachary Rogers (ChE PhD’23), Loek Eggermont (ChE Postdoc), and ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s paper on “Harnessing biomaterials for therapeutic strategies against COVID-19” in Emergent Materials was featured in the News Medical article “Can biomaterials offer novel therapeutic strategies against COVID-19?”

Chemical Engineering

holding model of the COVID virus

Feb 08, 2021

Blood Related Complications Due to COVID-19

BioE Chair and Professor Lee Makowski is researching if there is a connection between a spike protein in COVID-19 and blood-related complications from the disease. COVID-19 can affect the blood. Its spike protein may be the culprit. Main Photo: Lee Makowski, chair of the bioengineering department, holds a 3D printed model of COVID-19 showing spike […]

Bioengineering

zoomed in view of person with mask on

Feb 05, 2021

How to Wear 2 Masks Effectively

CEE Assistant Professor Loretta Fernandez and Amy Mueller explain how to best wear two masks effectively to keep out COVID-19 particles.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Lee Makowski

Jan 27, 2021

Understanding the Most Dangerous Aspects of COVID-19

BioE Professor and Chair Lee Makowski published a perspective article in the journal Virus titled, “Biological and Clinical Consequences of Integrin Binding via a Rogue RGD Motif in the SARS CoV-2 Spike Protein,” which explains the most dangerous aspects of COVID-19.

Bioengineering

student hands working on robotics project of model motorized vehicle

Jan 08, 2021

Building a COVID-19 Sanitizing Robot

Mechanical engineering student Daniel Simpson, E’25, built a robot that sanitizes workspaces from COVID-19 using UV light.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering