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Announcing Summer 2022 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of Northeastern’s Summer 2022 PEAK Experiences Awards.

Announcing Spring 2022 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of Northeastern’s Spring 2022 PEAK Experiences Awards.

Creating an Oxygen-Controlling Cell Culture (OCC) System

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $250K Partnerships for Innovation – Technology Translation (PFI-TT) grant to ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif for “Cell Culture System with Enzyme-based Control of Oxygen Concentration to Enhance Biomedical Research”. The team includes graduate student Zachary Rogers, CEO of Cryoxia Biosciences, and technology commercialization expert/consultant Dr. James […]

COE Professors Selected in Stanford University List of Top 2% Scientists Worldwide

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

I&EC Research’s 2021 Class of Influential Researchers

ChE/BioE Associate Professor Eno Ebong, ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif, and ChE Associate Professor Richard West were featured on the cover of I&EC Research as 3 of 36 scientists recognized as the 2021 Class of Influential Researchers.

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ChE Student Selected as Future Leader in Chemical Engineering

Lauren Gerbereux, E’21, chemical engineering, was selected for the 2021 Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering Symposium organized by North Carolina State University. This highly selective research symposium recognizes the finest undergraduate researchers in chemical engineering in the United States.

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Bencherif’s Research Featured on Front Cover of Advanced Science

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s research on “Biomaterials and Oxygen Join Forces to Shape the Immune Response and Boost COVID-19 Vaccines” was featured on the front cover of Advanced Science.

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Bioengineering Master’s Alumna is Lead Co-Author of Research Paper Published on Cover of Tissue Engineering Part A Journal

While conducting research, Boting Li, ME’19, bioengineering, harvested biomaterials from Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif’s lab and cell cultures from Assistant Professor Ambika Bajpayee’s lab to create a model to rebuild tissues caused by cartilage defects. While working on this project she developed a more effective protocol to harvest cells from bovine tissue. Her work to her becoming the lead co-author on a paper that was published in the June 2021 issue of Tissue Engineering Part A and featured on its cover.

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Bencherif’s Research Featured on Cover of Advanced Functional Materials

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s research on “Oxygen-Generating Cryogels Restore T-Cell Mediated Cytotoxicity in Hypoxic Tumors” is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Advanced Functional Materials.

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Developing Biomaterial-based Vaccines for Cancer Immunotherapy

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif received a $2M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health for “Overcoming vaccine-associated hypoxia with advanced biomaterials to enhance cancer immunotherapy.“

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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 […]

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Undergraduate Student in Bencherif Lab Wins Honors Early Research Award

Joyce Shen, S’23, a third-year biochemistry undergraduate student in the Bencherif Lab, was recently awarded an Honors Early Research Award for her work on the project “Engineering Polyester-coated Nanoparticles for Extended Oxygen Release.”

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Bencherif Publishes “Oxygen-Generating Cryogels Restore T Cell Mediated Cytotoxicity in Hypoxic Tumors” in Advanced Functional Materials

ChE Postdoctoral Research Associate Thibault Colombani (lead author), Loek Eggermont, Stephen Hatfield, Zachary Rogers, PhD’23, Mahboobeh Rezaeeyazdi, PhD’19, Adnan Memic, Michail Sitkovsky, and Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif) published their article Oxygen-Generating Cryogels Restore T Cell Mediated Cytotoxicity in Hypoxic Tumors in the Advanced Functional Materials journal.

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COE Research Featured on Cover of Tissue Engineering Part A

Research from Assistant Professors Sidi A. Bencherif (ChE) and Ambika G. Bajpayee (BioE) on “Hyaluronic Acid-Based Shape-Memory Cryogel Scaffolds for Focal Cartilage Defect Repair” was featured on the cover of the June 2021 Tissue Engineering Part A journal.

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Bencherif’s Research Featured on the Front Cover of Biomaterials Science

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s research on “Engineering a macroporous fibrin-based sequential interpenetrating polymer network for dermal tissue engineering” was featured on the front cover of Biomaterials Science.

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Bencherif Selected as 2021 ACS PMSE Young Investigator

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif was recently selected as one of the 2021 Young Investigators by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (ACS PMSE).

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PhD Student Wins Third Alpha Fund Prototype Grant

Zach Rogers, a ChE PhD student in the Bencherif Lab, was recently awarded his third Alpha Fund Prototype Grant for his proposal, “Oxygen-controlling cell culture (OCC) systems”.

Summer 2021 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Congratulations to the COE student recipients of the Summer 2021 PEAK Experiences Awards. The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. BASE CAMP AWARDS Ana Salichs, E’22, “Colorimetric Assays […]

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?”

Spring 2021 PEAK Experience Recipients

Congratulations to the COE student recipients of the Spring 2021 PEAK Experiences Awards. The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. PEAK Experience Ascent Awardees Ryan Brady, COE’22, Chemical […]

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Student Zach Rogers wins Second Alpha Fund Prototype Grant

Zach Rogers, a Chemical Engineering PhD student in the Bencherif Lab, was recently awarded the Alpha Fund Prototype Grant for his proposal, “Hypoxia-inducing cryogels for two-dimensional cell culture”.

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Bencherif Named 2021 BMES CMBE Rising Star

Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif has been named one of the 2021 Rising Stars by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Special Interest Group (SIG) within the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).

James Sinoimeri Selected as Future Leader in Chemical Engineering

Fifth-year Chemical Engineering student James Sinoimeri (E’21) was selected for the Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering Symposium organized by North Carolina State University.

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Bencherif Nominated as Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator 2021

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif and his team published their work on “Engineering a macroporous fibrin-based sequential interpenetrating polymer network for dermal tissue engineering” in Biomaterials Science as part of their Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigators 2021.

Koppes and Bencherif Published in Bioelectricity

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.”

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Bencherif Lab Receives NSF I-Corps Teams Award

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.

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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.

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Bencherif’s Research Featured on the Front Cover of Trends in Biotechnology

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.

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Eight COE Projects Selected for GapFund360

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.

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Bencherif Lab Receives ACORN Award

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”.

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Compressible Cryogels to Target Diseased Cells

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.

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James Sinoimeri to Present at International Exchange with German Chemical Society (GDCh)

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).

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Taking Research to the NSF I-Corps ‘Shark Tank’

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 Students Chris Meehan and Michael Parrish win Northeastern’s PEAK Ascent Award

ChE undergraduate student Chris Meehan and BioE undergraduate student Michael Parrish were awarded Northeastern’s PEAK Ascent awards.

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif on stage giving a talk at the 2019 World Young Scientist Summit in Wenzhou, China (Oct. 26-27).

Bencherif Delivered Keynote Lecture at the 2019 World Young Scientist Summit

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif was invited to give a keynote lecture at the symposium: Opportunities and Challenges in Biomaterials Research in Wenzhou, China

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ChE Student Earns 2nd Place at Falling Walls Lab Boston 2019 Competition

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.

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Chemical Engineering Student Wins Honors Early Research Award

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”.

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ChE PhD Student, Zach Rogers, Joins Northeastern’s NSF I-Corps Program

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”.

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Bencherif’s Research Featured on Cover of Advanced Healthcare Materials

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s research is featured on the front cover page of the September issue of Advanced Healthcare Materials.

Bencherif’s Research Article Featured on the Advanced Healthcare Materials website

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s article, Autoclavable and Injectable Cryogels for Biomedical Applications, is now featured on the Advanced Healthcare Materials website.

James Sinoimeri Wins Best Poster Award at ISPE New England Conference

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.”

Eggermont receives MSCA Seal of Excellence Award

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.

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Bencherif Receives NSF CAREER Award

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.”

Bencherif Receives KAU Grant

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”.

Anya Flood Taylor Wins Early Research/Creative Endeavor Award

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”.

Undergraduate Elizabeth Fink Wins Additional Research/Creative Endeavor Award

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”.

ChemE Research & Creative Endeavor Awardees

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.

Bencherif Receives DFCI/NU Joint Program Grant

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.

Bencherif's Research Selected for Funding by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

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”.

Undergraduate James Sinoimeri Receives Provost’s Creative Endeavor Award

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”.

Bencherif Selected for an Outstanding Reviewer Award

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif was selected for an Outstanding Reviewer Award for Acta Biomaterialia.

Prof. Bencherif’s Research Selected for Funding by Thomas Jefferson Fund and FACE Foundation

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.

FY18 TIER 1 Award Recipients

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.

New Faculty Spotlight: Sidi Bencherif

Sidi Bencherif joins the Chemical Engineering department in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor.