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Bala Maheswaran Presenting at the ASEE conference.

ASEE-NE2022 Conference Awards

The ASEE-NE Chair and FYE/ECE Teaching Professor Bala Maheswaran led the ASEE Northeast 2022 Conference at Wentworth Institute of Technology from April 22 -23, 2022 which was resoundingly successful with extensive participation in the post-pandemic era. The Northeastern University students and faculty contributed their work at the conference (, and won the following awards: Best […]

Anti-nodes of resonant waveform of typical glycerol droplets with arrows indicating the waveform amplitudes. In seesaw mode (m = 1), h = 0.923 mm, dp = 3.71 mm, and f * = 63 Hz. Pictures show t = 0, ¼ and ½ of the oscillating period. In saddleback mode (m = 2), h = 0.91 mm, dp = 3.48 mm, f * = 78 Hz, and D ≈ 1.17 × 10−7 N·m. Views from the side and an oblique meridional angle are shown. The dashed lines show the two orthogonal axes of C4 symmetry. In monkey saddle mode (m = 3), h = 0.63 mm, dp = 4.36 mm, f * = 105 Hz, and D ≈ 6.46 × 10−8 N·m with a C6 symmetry. Arrows show the alternating crests and valleys. The finite element simulation using ABAQUS is shown on the right, by which flexural rigidity is deduced. The color code shows out-of-plane displacement from the equatorial neutral plane.

MIE Research Selected as Editor’s Choice of Physics of Fluids

A research paper, titled “Flexural Bending Resonance of Acoustically Levitated Glycerol Droplet” by Zilong Fang, PhD’22, mechanical engineering, and MIE Professors Kai-Tak Wan and Mohammad Taslim was selected as the Editor’s Choice and published in the journal of Physics of Fluids.

A New Model Can Predict the Shape of a Squeezed Nanocrystal When Blanketed Under Graphene

MIE PhD student Scott Julien, who works in Professor Kai-Tak Wan’s Micro/Nano Bio-Mechanical Characterization Lab, was featured in the Science Times article “A New Model Can Predict the Shape of a Squeezed Nanocrystal When Blanketed Under Graphene”.

MIE PhD Students Invent New System to Analyze Water

MIE PhD students Jianfeng Sun, Ran Ran, and undergraduate student Derek Tran have created a new microscope analyzer to test water for contaminants quicker than conventional methods. More than 844 million people around the globe lack access to clean water. One of the challenges is that bacteria from rivers can flow into groundwater sources, polluting […]

$350K NSF Grant to Explore Mechanics of Fusion

MIE Professors Kai-Tak Wan and Sinan Muftu were awarded a $350K NSF grant to explore the "Mechanics of fusion of dissimilar lipid bilayers and multi-lamellar vesicles". This is part of a collaborative research grant with Harvard University. Abstract Source: NSF Vesicles are small sacs surrounded by a lipid bilayer membrane and enclosing biomolecules essential for […]

Wan Awarded Patent for Equi-biaxial Membrane Stretcher

MIE Professor Kai-tak Wan was awarded a patent for his "Equi-biaxial membrane stretcher".

Printing SWCNT on 3D Patterned Surface

MIE Professor Kai-Tak Wan and Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung's research on "Printing Highly Controlled Suspended Carbon Nanotube Network on Micro-patterned Superhydrophobic Flexible Surface" was published in Scientific Reports.

21st Century Drinking Water

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering associate professor Kai-tak Wan, professor Sinan Muftu, & Civil and Environmental Engineering assistant professor April Gu were awarded a $400K National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to find a biomechanical model for predicting and improving water filtration and bioremediation. All three Professors are directors of successful labs at Northeastern University; Dr. Wan runs the Micro/Nano Biomechanical […]

Wan & Muftu Receive $185K Grant

MIE associate professor Kai-tak Wan and professor Sinan Muftu have been awarded an $185K NSF grant to study Mechano-Lipidomics and Mechano-Cytosis of Drug Delivery Liposomes. The research goal of this proposal is to build a comprehensive model of mechano-lipidomics and mechanocytosis by designing careful experiments and constructing solid-mechanics based models that are consistent with the […]

FY12 TIER 1 Award Recipients

28 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY12 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different research projects.

Gu & Wan Receive $150K DOE Grant

CEE assistant professor April Gu and MIE associate professor Kai-tak Wan, have received a grant from DOE to explore how nano-scale cell surface characteristics dictate the microbial transport and migration behavior in contaminant remediation.