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West to Work on Collaborative NSF Grant to Further Develop Cantera Open-Source Modeling Software

ChE Associate Professor Richard West is part of a $2.5M NSF collaborative effort to further develop and support the successful and popular open-source modeling software Cantera, a suite of tools for problems involving chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and transport processes.

Congratulations RISE:2019 Winners

Congratulations to our engineering students who won awards at the RISE:2019 Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo!

West's Research Makes the Cover the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry

The article “Kinetic solvent effects in organic reactions” by ChE Associate Professor Richard West’s group recently made the cover of the March 2019 Issue of the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry.

Creating a New Autonomous System

ChE Associate Professor Richard West and Michael Burke from Columbia University were awarded a $450K NSF collaborative grant for creating “Autonomous Systems for Experimental and Computational Data Generation and Data-Driven Modeling of Combustion Kinetics”.

Honoring Highest Achievements

Congratulations to the COE faculty and students that were honored at the 2018 Academic Honors Convocation.

West awarded NSF CAREER Award

ChE Assistant Professor Richard West was awarded a $503K NSF CAREER Award for Predictive kinetic modeling of halogenated hydrocarbon combustion.

Richard West Assists Cantera in Securing Fiscal Sponsorship from NumFOCUS.

ChE Assistant Professor Richard West is a member of the leadership team through which Cantera has just secured fiscal sponsorship from NumFOCUS. Cantera is an open-access software suite which helps users solve problems involving thermodynamics, chemical reaction rates, and fluid transport processes. NumFOCUS is a nonprofit with a mission to promote sustainable high-level programming languages, […]

Richard West elected to Executive Committee of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute

Richard West has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute. Richard has also recently hosted the 36th Regional Meeting on Kinetics and Dynamics at Northeastern's Boston campus, and co-authored a report following from a two-day workshop at the 10th US National Meeting of the Combustion Institute last […]

Kinetic Models of Combustion

ChE Assistant Professor Richard West was awarded a $260K NSF grant for "Resolving discrepancies in detailed kinetic models of combustion via automated transition state theory calculations".

West’s Paper is 3rd Most Downloaded Article on Computer Physics Communications

Assistant Professor Richard West’s paper “Reaction Mechanism Generator: Automatic construction of chemical kinetic mechanisms” was ranked third in the category of Most Downloaded Computer Physics Communications Articles

Northeastern Engineering announces 8 Young Investigator Awards in 2013-2014

These faculty recognitions bring the total young investigator awards in the college to 39, including 25 NSF CAREER and 10 DOD Young Investigator awards.

West Awarded DNI Grant

ChE Assistant Professor Richard West was awarded an $100K Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grant from the American Chemical Society. Dr. West/s main research focuses are catalysis, modeling and simlulation.

New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Richard West

Assistant ProfessorThe Department of Chemical Engineering welcomed Dr. Richard West in September 2011 as an assistant professor. Dr. West was attracted to Northeastern for the enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit amongst the faculty and students, impressive upward trajectory, and for its location in one of the most academic cities in the US, Boston. Dr. Richard West […]