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David Medina, a doctoral student at Northeastern, is using bacteria to produce nanoparticles that are particularly effective at killing whatever type of cell was used to create them, including strains of bacteria that are resistant to traditional antibiotics. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Treating Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

ChE Professor Thomas Webster and his colleagues are using bacteria to develop nanoparticles that will combat antibiotic-resistant infections.

ChE PhD students Bahram Saleh & Caterina Bartomeu Garcia are Finalists for Graduate Student Competition in Microbiointerface Research

Chemical Engineering PhD students Bahram Saleh and Caterina Bartomeu Garcia, from Professor Thomas Webster’s nanomedicine lab, have been called finalists for the upcoming AIChE 2019 annual meeting podium graduate student award competition in  Microbiointerface Research.  The students will be judged for the quality of the presentations and research on microbial interaction with biomedical interfaces.

Webster Co-Authors "Immune Aspects of BioPharmaceuticals and Nanomedicines

ChE Professor and Chair Tom Webster is a co-author of the new book “Immune Aspects of BioPharmaceuticals and Nanomedicines”.

Webster’s start up, Nanovis, Named MedTech Outlook Top 10 Orthopedic Solution Provider, 2019

Chemical Engineering Professor and Chair Tom Webster’s start up, Nanovis, Named MedTech Outlook Top 10 Orthopedic Solution Provider, 2019.

Webster Selected as a Fellow of the International Journal of Nanomedicine

Chemical Engineering Professor and Chair Thomas Webster was selected as a Fellow of the International Journal of Nanomedicine.

Fenniri and Webster Award Patent

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster and Professor Hicham Fenniri received a patent entitled “Nanotubes and Compositions Thereof”, which describes their work to develop novel self-assembled materials for tissue engineering applications.

Webster Start-Up Accomplishment

Nanovis, one of Chemical Engineering Professor & Chair Tom Webster’s start-up companies, was recently recognized by Global Health & Pharma Magazine as the Best Nanotechnology Driven Implant Company, 2018.

Helping to Make Americans Live Longer

ChE Chair & Professor Thomas Webster is developing medicine at the nanoscale to help Americans live longer.

Webster Elected as Overseas Fellow

Chemical Engineering Professor and Chair Thomas Webster was recently elected as an Overseas Fellow to the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) of the United Kingdom.

Biomaterials in Translational Medicine

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster has published the book “Biomaterials in Translational Medicine” which delivers timely and detailed information on the latest advances in biomaterials and their role and impact in translational medicine.

ChE Student Wins Best Oral Presentation Award at ICNANO 2018

1st-year Chemical Engineering PhD student Ada Vernet received an award for the Best Oral Presentation at the 3rd Baltic Conference Series: International Conference on Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology (ICNANO) 2018 for her research on “Synthesis and characterization of tellurium nanowire using both chemical and green routes and their comparison in terms of biocompatibility and anticancer properties”.

Biomaterial Could Keep Tooth Alive After Root Canal

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster published two new books with Professor Bingyun Li of West Virginia University on Orthopedic Biomaterials.

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.

ChE Students Present at AAASPD

ChE masters students (exchange students from Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain) and a ChE PhD student had a wonderful opportunity to present their research at AAASPD’s (The American Association for the Advancement of Science – Pacific Division) 99th Annual Meeting in Pomona, California. Please see below for a list of each student and his or her presentation […]

How a 50-year-old NASA invention could change the way we fight cancer

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was featured in The Verge's ferrofluid video "How a 50-year-old NASA invention could change the way we fight cancer".

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First International Conference on Biomaterials and Chemical Biology

Professors Ming Su and Art Coury of the Department of Chemical Engineering hosted at Northeastern University the first International Conference on Biomaterials and Chemical Biology. Collaborative research in these disciplines has the potential to advance the field of biomaterials in a unique way and lead to new discoveries for better medicines and treatments. The conference […]

Prof. Webster to give plenary at Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials

Prof. Tom Webster (Chair, ChemE) will be honored with the plenary talk at the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials on Thursday, April 26. His award talk will be “Designing, fabricating, and commercializing in-the-body nano sensors: The future of health”.

Prof. Webster's Research Team has 2 of Top 10 Most Read Articles in International Journal of Nanomedicine

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas J. Webster’s research team has 2 of the 10 most read articles in the International Journal of Nanomedicine.

Nano Spinal Implant Could Prevent Surgical Complications

The nano spinal implant device developed by ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration could help prevent complications from surgical implants.

Prof. Webster's Nano Implant Receives FDA Approval

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster's nano spinal implant commercialized by Nanovis, LLC just received FDA approval for implantation. The novel spinal implant design includes the first nanostructured surface features in which studies have demonstrated increased bone growth and decrease bacteria functions, all without using drugs. 

Webster Publishes New Book on Orthpedic Biomaterials

The book Orthopedic Biomaterials edited by ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster highlights recent advances in orthopedic biomaterials including reducing infection, developing in situ sensors, promoting bone growth, and injectables.

Prof. Webster to Give Keynote at Biotherapy 2018 Conference

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas J. Webster (Art Zafirpoulo Chair, ChemE) will give the keynote presentation at Biotherapy 2018 in Miami next Monday (3/26). The title of his talk is: "How Smart Is Your Implant?".

Webster Co-Authors New Book

Tom Webster, ChE Professor and Art Zafiropoulo Chair, co-authored the new book Immune Aspects of Biopharmaceuticals and Nanomedicines due for release April 30, 2018.

ChE Chair and Professor Tom Webster to Receive Stevenson Biomaterials Lecture Award from Syracuse University

ChE Chair and Professor Tom Webster will receive the Stevenson Biomaterials Lecture Award from Syracuse University on March 1, 2018, for his research which been has commercialized including several medical devices approved by the FDA and now in humans.

Tom Webster to Give Keynote Address 2nd Nanomedicine Conference 2018 in London

ChE Chair & Professor Tom Webster will be giving the Keynote Address for the 2nd Nanomedicine Conference 2018 in London on “The Next Generation of Implants: Using Nanomedicine Without Drugs to Control Cell Responses”.

ChE Faculty featured at 42nd Advanced Ceramics & Composites Conference

The 42nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites which will be held January 21-26 in Daytona Beach, Florida will feature three faculty members from the Chemical Engineering Department as part of an Honorary Symposium on Advancing Frontiers of Ceramics for Sustainable Societal Development. The Symposium honors affiliated faculty member, Dr. Mrityunjay Singh, of […]

Webster Selected as NAI Fellow

Professor and ChE Department Chair Thomas Webster was selected by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) as an NAI Fellow.

Northeastern Joins Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations

Northeastern joined NSF’s Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations (CDMI) as an affiliate site under the leadership of ChE Chair and Professor Thomas Webster.

Big Health Innovation at a Nano Scale

ChE Professor and Department Chair Tom Webster is using nanosensors and nanoparticles to attach to bacteria and viruses to combat the superbugs before they reach outbreak level and monitor health in real time.

Prof. Webster to give talk at web conference "Frontiers of Applied Microbiology" Tuesday, Oct. 24th

Prof. Thomas J. Webster will give a talk at the web conference “Frontiers in Applied Microbiolgy” entitled “The Age of Nanobiotics: Killing Bacteria with Nanotechnology and without Antibiotics”.

ChE Medical Devices Project Selected as Chunhui Cup Finalist

ChE Research Assistant Professor Linlin Sun, Dept. Chair & Professor Tom Webster, and ChE student Cungu Cao are part of a six-person interdisciplinary team developing the Wearable Nano-Piezoelectric Sensors for Neck Movement and Detection Device that has been selected as finalists for the 12th Annual Chunhuibei (Chunhui) Cup Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition

Webster gives keynote talk at the MS&T Conference

ChE Professor Thomas Webster gave a keynote talk at the 2017 Materials Science & Technology Technical Meeting & Exhibition in Pittsburg, PA on Oct. 11th. The talk entitled, “Surfaces Make All the Difference in the World: Reducing Implant Infection and Promoting Tissue Growth,” addressed the ways which medical device surfaces can be created to inhibit bacteria […]

Webster gives plenary talk at the 15th Annual Internation Conference on Nanomedicine and Precision Medicine

ChE Professor Tom Webster (Art Zafirpoulo Chair) gave a plenary talk at the 15th Annual International Conference on Nanomedicine and Precision Medicine in Albany, NY on Sept. 25. As Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine, Prof. Webster also presented students Dandan Guo and Denzel Faulkner with poster awards at the Conference.

Cancer Does Not Discriminate

Mubashar Rehman, Chemical Engineering Visiting Scholar—As he was growing up in Pakistan, Visiting Ph.D. Scholar Mubashar Rehman was inspired by the important contributions his father made to agricultural science. “I realized at a young age that scientists can make a real impact on the lives of people every day,” recalls Rehman. “I always knew that […]

Prof. Tom Webster to give keynote talk at XXVI International Materials Research Congress

ChE Professor & Chair Tom Webster will give the keynote talk "Commercializing Nanomedicine: The Future of Biomaterials is Now" at the XXVI International Materials Research Congress.

Prof. and Chair Thomas Webster Delivers Invited Talk at 2nd Global Organ Banking Summit

The Summit on Organ Banking through Converging Technologies brought together leading scientists and engineers, as well as other key stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector, to address the challenge of banking organs and large tissue systems for transplantation, research, regenerative medicine, and other applications. Thomas Webster, Professor and Department Chair, Chemical Engineering […]

The Webster Group Publishes Review Article in Advanced Functional Materials

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster and PhD students Mian Wang, Gujie Mi, Di Shi, Nicole Bassous and alumnus Daniel Hickey published the review article “Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials for Improving Neural Interfaces” in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.

Northeastern Researchers Contribute to Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal

The Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal (MDCVJ) reports on leading edge research, diagnosis, and treatments from specialists at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and other invited contributors. In Volume 12, Number 3 (July-September 2016), numerous faculty and one PhD student had their research featured in the journal. Nucleic Acid Delivery for Endothelial Dysfunction in […]

Prof. and Chair Tom Webster’s Research is Top 10 Cited Papers of All Time in Nano Today

ChE Professor and Chair Tom Webster’s research article “Nanotechnology and nanomaterials: Promises for improved tissue regeneration” is in the top 10 cited papers of all time in the journal Nano Today (impact factor of 15). Nano Today is the international journal for researchers with interests across the whole of nanoscience and technology. Through its unique mixture of peer-reviewed […]

Tom Webster Honored at Zhejiang and Overseas High-level Talents Conference

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was honored at a signing ceremony on May 27, 2017 as part of the Zhejiang and Overseas High-level Talents Conference in Cambridge, MA.

Prof. Webster to give plenary talk at the Emerging Technologies 2017 Conference in Warsaw

Prof. Tom Webster will give the plenary lecture at the Emerging Technologies 2017 Conference in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday, May 30th. He will discuss the future of commercializing nanomedicine in Europe.

Tom Webster on National Geographic, Episode 2

ChE Chair Tom Webster, speaking about his nanotechnology research, was featured in Episode 2 of Year Million, a National Geographic television series on what life is going to be like for humans one million years in the future. What was once conceived as science fiction is now anchored in reality. YEAR MILLION, a new six-part […]

Prof. Tom Webster to give keynote talk at e-MRS in Strasbourg

ChE Professor & Chair Tom Webster gave the keynote talk at the European Materials Research Society (e-MRS) on Monday, May 22 on Transitioning from Nanomedicine to Picomedicine, a field he is pioneering at Northeastern.

Prof. Tom Webster's International Journal of Nanomedicine Ranks #1 for Open Access Journals

ChE Chair & Professor Thomas Webster's International Journal of Nanomedicine was just ranked the top (#1) Open Access Journal in the area of Nanotechnology by Scientific Journal Reports.

Webster's Research Licensed by Audax Medical, Inc.

ChE Chair & Professor Thomas Webster developed a novel self-assembling nanomolecule that is being exclusively licensed by Audax Medical, Inc. for use in tissue regeneration.

Nanotechnology Research Focuses on Drug-Free Way to Prevent Viruses and Bacterial Infections

ChE Professor & Chair Tom Webster discusses how nanotechnology can infiltrate a bacteria or attach to a virus to prevent the spread by viruses and infections.

Prof. and Chair Thomas Webster Wins International Association of Science and Technology for Development Biomedical Engineering Plenary Award

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was awarded the Plenary Award for his lab's contributions to commercializing nanomedicine at the 13th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering.

Webster to give plenary talk at 2nd Musculoskeletal Development and Regeneration Conference

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster will deliver a plenary talk at the 2nd Musculoskeletal Development of Regeneration Conference in Cancun on Saturday, February 25th.

Webster delivered plenary lecture during International Workshop on Biomaterials, Cellular, and Molecular Theranostics in India

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas J. Webster delivered a plenary lecture at the International Workshop on Biomaterials, Cellular and Molecular Theranostics held at VIT University, Vellore, TamilNadu, India.

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster Receives ICACC17 Plenary Award

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster received a Plenary Award at the 41st International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites for his talk on “Fifteen years of commercializing ceramic medical devices using nanotechnology”.

Preventing Bacterial Growth in Pipes

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was featured in the Boston Herald’s article “Kalter: A bumpy road ahead for deadly bacteria?” and will be presenting his work at the Hidden Infrastructure Symposium.

Webster Attends 1st IRCTO Board Meeting and International Forum

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster attended the inaugural board meeting of the International Research Center for Translational Orthopaedics(IRCTO)in Suzhou, China.

Webster Receives Patent

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was awarded a patent for "System and Method for Attaching Soft Tissue to an Implant Comprising a Nanotextured Surface". Abstract Source: USPTO One embodiment of the present invention is directed to compositions and methods for enhancing attachment of soft tissues to a metal prosthetic device. In one embodiment a […]

Webster receives ISCM Excellence Award

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster received the ISCM (International Society for Ceramics in Medicine) Excellence Award.

ChE Professor & Chair Tom Webster to Give Keynote Talk at the Annual MS&T Conference

ChE Professor & Department Chair Tom Webster will give a keynote talk at the Annual MS&T Conference discussing how nanomaterials alone, without pharmaectutical drugs or growth factors, are being used to control stem cell differentiation for a wide range of diseases, including infection, inflammation, cancer, and poor tissue growth.

Prof. and ChE Chair Tom Webster Publishes Book on Biomedical Nanomaterials

ChE Professor & Chair Tom Webster published a book entitled "Biomedical Nanomaterials: From Design To Implementation".

Prof. and ChemE Chair to give plenary lecture at Bioceramics 28

Prof. and ChemE Chair Thomas Webster will give a plenary lecture at Bioceramics 28 Oct. 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina where he will discuss his FDA approved nanostructured ceramic medical devices.   

Prof. Webster gives Keynote at Inaugural Infection Control Summit of Boston Scientific

Prof. Tom Webster (Art Zafiropoulo Endowed Chair, Chair ChemE) gave the keynote address at the inaugural Infection Control Summit of Boston Scientific on October 11th where he emphasized the need for non-pharmaceutical approaches to combat infections. He also emphasized the need for more industry-academic collaborations in this area to reverse the alarming growing trend of increased […]

Using Nanoparticles instead of Antibiotics to fight infection

PhD bioengineering student Ben Geilich was featured in the Boston Herald's article on "Nano-meds could replace antibiotics" for his research into using nanoparticles to fight infection.

Webster to Give Keynote at European Society for Artificial Organs

Prof. and ChemE Chair Tom Webster will give a keynote address at the European Society for Artificial Organs in Warsaw Poland this Friday on the future of synthetic artificial organs in medicine.

NU sets record attendance at the International Materials Research Conference in Mexico

With 15 presentations, NEU will establish a new record number of presentations at the 25th Anniversary of the International Materials Research Conference in Cancun, Mexico next week. Talks will be given by faculty and students in ChE, MIE, and elsewhere. Prof. Webster (ChE) will be giving the keynote address in the Harnessing Surface Topography and Mechanics to […]

Webster gives keynote at Nano 2016 in Quebec

Professor and ChE Chair Thomas Webster gave the keynote address at Nano2016 on Monday, August 8th in Quebec City discussing the future of nanomedicine.

Northeastern Hosts "Boston Biomaterials Day" Conference with Society For Biomaterials

Over one hundred students, researchers, professors and industry professionals came together on June 30th for Boston Biomaterials Day at Northeastern University, funded by the Society For Biomaterials Biomaterials Days Grant. Led by Bioengineering PhD student Michelle Stolzoff, the conference featured top-tiered research in biomaterials from the Greater Boston Area and beyond. Dena Shahriari, a PhD […]

Thomas Webster To Run 1st International Meeting on the Advanced Applications of Natural Biomaterials

ChE professor & chair Thomas Webster will host the 1st International Meeting on the Advanced Applications of Natural Biomaterials in September at the University of Antiquia in Colombia.

Collaboration and Innovation at Chemical Engineering Research Retreat

On July 18, faculty and staff from the Department of Chemical Engineering came together for a Research Retreat led by Associate Professor & Associate Chair of Research, Rebecca Carrier.

Webster Wins Chinese Academy of Sciences Lee Hsun Lecture Award

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster Wins Chinese Academy of Science's Lee Hsun Lecture Award by the Institute of Metal Research. He will be given the award this Fall in China.

Webster on 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Material Science and Engineering

ChE Chair & Professor Thomas Webster was selected as one of the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering by Elsevier Scopus Data.

Webster Receives Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal

ChE Chair and Professor Thomas Webster will receive the 1st Annual Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal at the Society For Biomaterials Conference in Minneapolis in April 2017.

ChE Chair and Professor Webster and Affiliated Professor Amiji give invited talks on Nanomedicine in Austria

ChE Chair & Professor Tom Webster and Affiliated Professor Mansoor Amiji gave invited talks last week at the Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference: From Molecules to Humans Conference last week in Austria. The conference coalesced leaders in the field of nanomedicine to discuss where the field has been and where it is headed.

International Journal of Nanomedicine Achieves Highest Five Year Impact Factor Ever

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster, who is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine, recently announced the journal had had its highest five year impact factor ever in its 10 year history.

Chemical Engineering Well Represented at World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal

Northeastern had the highest number of presentations by faculty and students ever at the World Biomaterials Congress held in Montreal from May 17-22, 2016.

ChE Chair and Prof. Webster to give Keynote at ACS Conference

ChE Chair and Prof. Tom Webster will give a keynote at the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry Conference at Harvard on "Making advances in nanomedicine that the FDA will approve".

Chemical Engineering Honors Genzyme with Co-op Employer of the Year Award

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster and the undergraduate co-op coordinators, presented the Genzyme university relations staff with the first ever Department of Chemical Engineering Award for Employer of the Year.

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster Interviewed in Tech.Mic for Cutting-Edge Research in Nanoparticles

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was interviewed by Tech.Mic for his research in nanomedicine drug delivery and nanoparticle sensor detection for their article on “These Tiny Robots Swimming in Your Blood Are Going to Save Your Life”.

ChE Prof. and Chair Webster to give Keynote at World Biomaterials Congress

ChE Prof. and Chair Thomas Webster will give a keynote talk "15 years of commercializing medical devices using nanotechnology" at the World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal on May 18th.

ChE Prof & Chair Thomas Webster’s Research in Preventing Hospital Infections Featured in The Scientist

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was featured in The Scientist for his article on "Nanoscale Defenses".

Webster Slected as Biomaterials Science and Engineering Fellow

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was elected as a Fellow of the Biomaterials Science and Engineering for his design, synthesis and evaluation of nanophase materials for use in various biomedical applications.

Professor and Chair Thomas Webster and Professor Ming Su Featured as Opinion Leaders in International Journal of Nanomedicine Videos

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster and Associate Professor Ming Su are featured in videos highlighting "Biomedical perspectives of novel biomaterials" by Nanomedicine.

Chemical Engineering Celebrates New Collaboration with Wenzhou Institute of Biomaterials and the Longwan District (Wenzhou, China)

On April 5, delegates from the Wenzhou Institute of Biomaterials and Engineering and City Officials from the Longwan District traveled from Wenzhou, China to Northeastern for a special campus visit and welcoming ceremony.

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster Featured in Boston Magazine for Research on Zika

Thomas Webster, Professor and Department Chair, Chemical Engineering and Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering, is featured in Boston Magazine for his innovative research in fighting Zika with nanotechnology. With grim warnings from the CDC and the Summer Olympics occurring in virus affected Rio de Janeiro this August; Zika is on the forefront of everyone’s minds. […]

Prof. Webster to give talk at Ceramic Expo on the future of bioceramics

Prof. Webster will give a keynote talk and run a session at the Ceramics Expo on April 28 in Cleveland on the future of ceramics in medicine.

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster Featured on Fox 25 for Expertise on Zika

Thomas Webster, Professor and Department Chair, Chemical Engineering and Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering was featured on Fox 25 to comment on the severe warning from the CDC about Zika.

Center of Natural Tropical Biomaterials Grand Opening

The Center of Natural Tropical Biomaterials, a joint Center between Northeastern University and the University of Antioquia, will be officially opened in Quirama, Rio Negro, Colombia with a gala celebration on March 31, 2016.

FY17 TIER 1 Award Recipients

23 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY17 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing over $600K dollars of investment in research.

Tyber Medical Announces Licensing of Northeastern University Nano Coating Technology

Tyber Medical, LLC, has expanded their exclusive licensing agreement with NU to further enhance their BioTy™ modified surface treatment which was recently approved by the FDA.

ChE Professor & Chair Tom Webster Featured in Healthzette for Future of 3D Printing in Medicine

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was featured in the article “Grab that Printed Heart, Would You?” on the website HealthZette.

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster Featured in Medical News Today for Research in Silver Nanoparticle-Embedded Polymersome Nanocarriers

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was featured on the Medical News Today website for the article “Synthetic immune cells: a possible solution to antibiotic resistance?”

Prof. Tom Webster gives workshop on FDA regulation of regenerative medicine

Prof. Tom Webster will give a workshop on the FDA's regulation of regenerative medicine based on his experience obtaining FDA approval for medical devices developed from his lab.

Prof. Webster participated in invited session at the Orthopedic Research Society

Prof. Thomas Webster participated in an invited session at the Orthopedic Research Society to discuss ways to create effective collaborations between clinicians, academics, and persons from industry.

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster Chosen for Special Visiting Professor Program in Brazil With NIH & FAPESP

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was awarded a position in the Special Visiting Professor Program between The National Institutes of Health and the São Paulo Research Foundation.

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster Featured on WHDT World News: Zika Virus and Its Impact on Blood Donations

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster was interviewed on WHDT World News to talk about the impact that the Zika virus has and will continue to have on blood donations, travel, and public health.

Prof. Webster to Chair 11th Conference on Medical Applications of Novel Biomaterials and Nanotechnology

Prof. Tom Webster was selected to chair the 11th Conference on Medical Applications of Novel Biomaterials and Nanotechnology in Perugia, Italy June 5 – 9.

Prof. Webster to Give Invited Workshop in Innsbruck, Austria on the State of Biomaterials

Prof. Thomas J. Webster will give an invited workshop on the 'State of Biomaterials' in Innsbruck, Austria as part of the Biomed 2016 Conference.

More Funding Needed for Public Health Threats

ChE professor & chair Thomas Webster explains in the Boston Globe how we need global funding to combat viruses like Zika and other public health threats.

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster Featured in Article “Top 5 Biomaterials Trends in 2016” in Society for Biomaterials

The research of Thomas Webster, Professor and Department Chair, Chemical Engineering and Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering is featured in the article “Top 5 Biomaterials Trends in 2016” on Society For Biomaterials website.

Society For Biomaterials Student Chapter Wins Biomaterials Day Conference Grant

PhD bioengineering student Michelle Stolzoff and the Society For Biomaterials student chapter were awarded a grant to host a Biomaterials Day conference this summer.

ChE Chair Thomas Webster Featured in Healthline News for Expertise on Chipotle Norovirus

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was interviewed by healthline.com for the article “Chipotle Outbreak Highlights How Easily Norovirus Can Spread”.

CEE and ChE Chairs Jerome Hajjar and Thomas Webster Featured in Advanced Materials & Processes

ChE Chair & Professor Thomas J. Webster and CEE Chair & Professor Jerome F. Hajjar were featured in the November/December issue of Advanced Materials and Processes, an ASM International Publication.

NU Launches Nanomedicine Academy

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster and COS Professor Srinivas Sridhar created the Nanomed­i­cine Academy of Minority Serving Institutions to broadcast graduate courses in nanomedicine to host universities.

Webster Interviewed for Recent Chipotle Outbreak

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster interviewed by Boston.com, WBUR, and the TODAY show about the recent norovirus outbreak linked to a local Chipotle restaurant.

ChemE Chair and Prof. Tom Webster to give invited talks at MRS and UMass Lowell Tripathy Memorial Symposium

ChE Chair and Prof. Tom Webster will give invited talks on Dec. 3rd at the Annual MRS Conference in Boston on starting nanomedicine companies and on Dec. 4th at the UMass Lowell Tripathy Memorial Symposium on advances in nanomedicine.  

Ben Geilich and Thomas Webster give invited talk at IEEE Nanomed Conference

BioE PhD student Ben Geilich and ChE Professor & Chair Tom Webster gave an invited talk at the IEEE Nanomedicine conference on the use of polymersomes with silver to reduce antibiotic resistance bacteria functions.

Webster to Give Plenary Talk at AIChE

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster will give a talk "15 Years of Chemical Engineering Advances in Medicine" during the AIChE Plenary Session entitled Chemical Engineers in Medicine during the 2015 AIChE Annual Conference.

Su & Webster receives Zhejiang Award from China

ChE Professors Ming Su and Thomas J. Webster each received the Zheijang Award from China to support international research collaborations between the ChE and the Wenzhou Institute of Biomaterials and Engineering (WIBE).

Global Exchange Program

ChE Chair & Professor Thomas Webster created the Global Exchange Program to combine the experiences of working abroad with research opportunities at other universities.

Webster appointed Overseas Director of a New China Orthopedic Research Center

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas J. Webster was appointed the Overseas Director of a new International Research Center for Translational Orthopaedics (IRCTO) in Suzhou, China.

Webster Editor of On-line Nanomedicine Book

Che Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was the editor for the new on-line book Nanomedicine published by Henry Stewart Talks. The book contains 16 chapters by NEU professors Mansoor Amiji (Pharm and ChemE), Ed Goluch (ChemE), Ke Zhang (Chemistry), and Mauro Ferrari (Houston Methodist Research Institute and ChemE).

Webster and colleagues published special biomaterials conference issue

Chemical Engineering professor and chair Tom Webster, and colleagues Geetha Manivasagam from the Vellore Institute of Technology (VTIR, India) and Balasubramanian Subramanian from the CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI, India), have published a special issue highlighting the  National Conference on Challenges in Biomaterials Research Conference jointly organized by VIT and CSIR-CECRI in India in the Intermational Journal of Nanomedicine.  More information is […]

Nanomedicine Academy for Minorities

COS Professor Srinivas Sridhar and ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster were awarded a $496K NSF grant to develop a "Nanomedicine Academy of Minority Serving Institutions".

Interdisciplinary Approach to Treat Vascular Diseases

ChE Assistant Professor Eno Ebong is using interdisciplinary research to search for the cause and treat­ment of vas­cular dis­eases that cause heart attacks and strokes.

Webster to Give Plenary Lecture at International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics

Art Zafiropoulo Chair and ChE Professor Thomas Webster will present a plentary lecture at the 4th International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics – working on small scales.

Webster to Speak at Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress

ChE Professor and Zafiropoulo Endowed Chair Thomas Webster will give an invited talk on "Advances in Nanotechnology for Drug Delivery" at the Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress.

Geilich Selected as Finalist in AIChE Award Competition

BioE PhD student Ben Geilich was selected as one of five finalists for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Bionanotechnology Graduate Student Award Competition.

Webster to Chair International Conference on Medical Applications of Novel Biomaterials and Nanotechnology

ChE Chair & Professor Thomas Webster was selected to Chair the 11th International Conference on Medical Applications of Novel Biomaterials and Nanotechnology.

Partnering in Picotech­nology

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and Wen­zhou Med­ical Uni­ver­sity in China have part­nered to explore the field of picotech­nology.

Webster Elected Fellow of ICF-BSE

ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster was elected to the International College of Fellows – Biomaterials Science and Engineering.

Thomas Webster installed as Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering​

Thomas Webster, professor and chair of Chemical Engineering was installed as Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering​.

Webster featured by CNN

Professor and Zafiropoulo Endowed Chair Thomas Webster was featured by CNN for his research in using nanoparticles in everything from fighting cancer to curing Ebola.

Patent for Nanotubes

ChE professor Thomas Webster and Hicham Fenniri were awarded a patent for using “Nanotubes and compositions thereof” on the surfaces of implants.

NECN Interviews Webster

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was interviewed by NECN to discuss the possibilities of using nanomedicine to treat Ebola and other diseases. InSolution explains how he wants to use gold nanostars to attack virus or cancer cells.

Journal Highlights 25 Years

Chemical Engineering Professor and Chair Thomas Webster is featured in a video clip highlighting his paper which is one of the most cited and downloaded papers in the journal Nanotechnology.

#howmatters: ingredients for cancer drug delivery

Last week, Chobani Yogurt came out with a new ad cam­paign intended to pro­mote its “all-​​natural” ingre­di­ents list. A series of witty mes­sages revealed them­selves each time a hungry yogurt eater popped the lid on one of their Chobani100 yogurt cups. Example: “Nature got us to 100 calo­ries, not sci­en­tists. #howmatters.” Not sur­pris­ingly, sci­en­tists took issue with […]

Professor to lead U.S. biomaterials research society

Thomas Web­ster, pro­fessor and chair of Northeastern’s Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering, has been named pres­i­dent of the U.S. Society for Bio­ma­te­rials. The 3,000-plus-member orga­ni­za­tion is the nation’s leading mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary society of aca­d­emic, health­care, gov­ern­ment, and busi­ness pro­fes­sionals ded­i­cated to pro­moting advance­ments in all aspects of bio­ma­te­rials sci­ence, edu­ca­tion, and pro­fes­sional stan­dards to enhance human health and quality […]

Webster Elected President of Society for Biomaterials

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was elected to be the 2015-16 President for the Society for Biomaterials, serving as President-elect for 2014-2015. The Society for Biomaterials is the largest world-wide society focused on the design, synthesis, and evaluation of biomaterials. Current membership is 3500 persons from industry, academics and clinical sectors. The annual meeting is attended […]

Multipurpose Nanocrystals

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster was featured in the Boston Herald for his use of nanocrystals to fix everything from potholes to cancer cells.

Take 5: Questions of the heart

From studying the physics of a heart­beat to designing new car­diac dis­ease detec­tion methods, these five researchers have the heart on the brain. 1. Drop a beat To Thomas Web­ster, pro­fessor and chair of the Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering, all heart attacks are cre­ated equal. While clin­i­cians don’t always treat heart attacks with large-​​scale inter­ven­tions such as […]

Webster Selected Fellow

Chemical Engineering professor and Chair of department Thomas Webster was selected as a Fellow of the Ernst Strüngmann Forum, which is dedicated to the promotion of interdisciplinary communication and research. The Ernst Strüngmann Forum provides scientists and researchers with an environment of international creative discussion.  Dr. Webster obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Renssealer […]

Ligament Nanomedicine: New ways to treat injuries like Gronk’s

New Eng­land Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski tore both his ante­rior cru­ciate lig­a­ment and medial col­lat­eral lig­a­ments in a game two weeks ago after a defender’s jar­ring hit to his leg. The cur­rent recovery period for lig­a­ment tears is often more than a year, so the injury has ended his 2013 season and could pos­sibly affect his avail­ability […]

A soda explosion of knowledge

To explain the con­cept of nan­otech­nology to a group of high school stu­dents, Thomas Web­ster, pro­fessor and chair of Northeastern’s Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering, pulled out a pack of Mentos. And no, he wasn’t just making sure his breath was minty fresh. First, Web­ster showed that drop­ping a Mento into a soda bottle causes the sugary drink […]

Prestigious Lecture Award

Chemical Engineering Professor and Chair of Department Thomas Webster will be awarded the 11th Annual Sahaj Memorial Lecture Award from the Indian Ceramic Society at their annual meeting for his expertise in Bioceramics. The Indian Ceramic Society (InCerS), a non-profit organization, was established in 1928 with the blessings and active support of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, the […]

The past, present, and future of nanomedicine

Each year, nearly $18 bil­lion is spent on nanomed­i­cine research. But since the field’s incep­tion more than a decade ago, little of that research, though promising, has been suc­cess­fully trans­lated into com­mer­cial products. Last weekend, more than 150 stu­dents, researchers, and industry experts from around the world con­vened to dis­cuss the chal­lenges accounting for this […]

Webster Selected Fellow

Chemical Engineering Professor and Chair of Department Thomas Webster was selected as a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society and his Nanomedicine Lab was featured by EBERS. EBERS Medical Technology SL is devoted to the development of equipment for cell and tissue culture. Their focus is in creating new and innovative products which help  users to improve their […]

How nanotechnology could keep your heart healthy

Since the heart is such a del­i­cate and crit­ical organ, clin­i­cians usu­ally opt not to inter­vene with the dead cells that remain after a heart attack or car­diac dis­ease. “But we think that all heart attacks deserve some kind of treat­ment because it puts so much stress on the rest of the heart,” said Thomas Web­ster, […]

Webster is Outstanding Editor

Chemical Engineering professor and chair of department Thomas Webster was awarded the Dove Press Outstanding Editor's Award for his leadership as the founder and current editor of the International Journal of Nanomedicine. Dove Medical Press is a privately held company specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially […]

FY14 TIER 1 Award Recipients

22 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY14 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 14 different research projects.

Webster is Keynote Speaker

Chemical Engineering professor & chair of department Thomas Webster will be the keynote speaker at the NSF sponsored Columbia-US workshop on Nanotechnology in Energy and Medical Applications. The objectives of the workshop are: to explore common themes in the use of nanotechnology in energy and medicine through an interactive workshop; to cultivate research networks by facilitating planning meetings among […]

Webster Named AIMBE Fellow

Chemical Engineering chair Thomas Webster was selected to be a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., representing 50,000 individuals and the top 2% of medical and biological engineers. AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocate […]

Using nanomaterials for tissue regeneration

Thomas Web­ster, the new chair of the Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering, keeps a tita­nium hip implant on his desk. “If you look at bone or any nat­ural tissue in the body, it’s com­posed of nano­ma­te­rials,” he said. “But if you look at what we’re implanting today” — he pointed to the tita­nium hip — “it’s not nano.” […]