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ChE Assistant Professors Ryan Koppes and Sidi A. Bencherif were published in Bioelectricity for their research on “Electroconductive Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering: Current Status and Future Perspectives.”
The Bencherif lab received a $50K NSF award for “Oxygen-controlling Cryogels for Cell Culture Applications” to participate in the national NSF Innovation Corps Teams program.
Bencherif’s Research Published and Featured on the Cover of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering
ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s research on “Effect of Polymer Concentration on Autoclaved Cryogel Properties” was featured on the back cover page of the May issue of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering.
ChE Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s research on “Injectable Cryogels for Biomedical Applications” featured on the front cover page of the April issue of Trends in Biotechnology.
Northeastern’s GapFund360 program helps Northeastern’s researchers bridge the gap between promising lab results and demonstrating a commercially viable prototype. Awards range from $50K -$100K. Nine projects were selected from a pool of 39 applications from across the university; COE contributed 25 of the applications and seven projects were selected for funding. Congratulations to the following COE researchers whose projects were selected for Phase I or Phase II GapFund360 funding: ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif, MIE Assistant Professor Safa Jamali, ECE Assistant Professor Sarah Ostadabbas, ChE/COS Associate Professor Carolyn Lee-Parsons, ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Associate Research Scientist Salvatore D’Oro, ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Principal Research Scientist Yousof Naderi, ECE Postdoc Ufuk Muncuk, ECE Professor Vincent Harris, ECE Associate Research Scientist Parisa Andalib, ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi, and ECE Research Assistant Professor Zhenyun Qian.
Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif recently received a 2020 ACORN Innovation Award from The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center for his project entitled “Hypoxia-inducing cryogels as a fast and inexpensive technology for hypoxic cell culture conditions”.
ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif created a sponge-like gel that can be injected under the skin to provide medication or target certain immune cells.
James Sinoimeri, E’21, will be presenting his work from ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s lab at a highly selective international exchange program of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society, GDCh).
Zach Rogers, a chemical engineering PhD student in Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s lab, developed a novel proposal and was selected to join the Northeastern node of the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program for his work.
ChE undergraduate student Chris Meehan and BioE undergraduate student Michael Parrish were awarded Northeastern’s PEAK Ascent awards.
ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif was invited to give a keynote lecture at the symposium: Opportunities and Challenges in Biomaterials Research in Wenzhou, China
Undergraduate chemical engineering student James Sinoimeri, E’21, working in the laboratory of Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif, earned 2nd place at the 2019 Falling Walls Lab Boston Competition.
Third-year Chemical Engineering undergraduate student, Lauren Gerbereux, recently received the Honors Early Research Award for her research project entitled: “Optimization of Hypoxia-Inducing Cryogels”.
Zach Rogers, a Chemical Engineering PhD student in Prof. Sidi Bencherif’s Lab, was selected to join Northeastern University’s NSF I-Corps Program with his proposal, “Hypoxia-inducing cryogels as a fast and inexpensive technology for hypoxic cell culture conditions”.
ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s research is featured on the front cover page of the September issue of Advanced Healthcare Materials.
ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s article, Autoclavable and Injectable Cryogels for Biomedical Applications, is now featured on the Advanced Healthcare Materials website.
ChE student James Sinoimeri, E’21, was awarded the Best Poster Award at the 2019 ISPE New England Chapter Spring Conference for his project “Developing Hypoxia Inducing Cryogels for Pre-Clinical Anti-Cancer Drug Screening.”
Dr. Loek Eggermont, a postdoctoral fellow in the Bencherif lab, has received the prestigious European Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence Award for his work on cryogels to re-educate immune cells.
ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif received a $620K NSF CAREER Award for “Modulating Local Tumor Hypoxia using Cryogel Scaffolds to Regulate Dendritic Cell Function and Activity.”
Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif recently received the King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology Award for his project entitled “Biomaterials for Wound Healing and Diabetic Ulcer Treatment”.
Second-year Biochemistry student Anya Flood Taylor has recently won an Early Research/Creative Endeavor Award for her project titled “Fine Tuning Cryogel Scaffolds for Cancer Immunotherapy”.
ChE student Elizabeth Fink was recently awarded the Undergraduate Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award for her research project entitled, “Designing an Advanced and Functional HA Cryogel for Investigating the role of CD44-HA Interactions in Breast Cancer Metastasis”.
The Department of Chemical Engineering is proud to announce that eight of their students have received the Northeastern University Research and Creative Endeavor Awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.
ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif received the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Northeastern University Joint Program in Cancer Drug Development grant to study Cryogel-based tumor cell vaccines for prostate cancer.
ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif received funding from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for “Cryogel-supported liver-on-a-chip for ex-vivo hepatotoxicity and anticancer drug screening”.
Chemical engineering student James Sinoimeri ’21 was awarded the Undergraduate Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award for his research project entitled, “Developing Hypoxia-Inducing Cryogels (HIC) to Produce more Realistic 3D Tumor Models”.
ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif was selected for an Outstanding Reviewer Award for Acta Biomaterialia.
ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s project on “Cryogel-integrated biochips for ex-vivo hepatotoxicity and anti-cancer drug screening of 3D biomimetic liver microtissues” was selected to be funded by the Thomas Jefferson Fund.
21 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY18 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing $600K dollars of investment in research.