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Oct 14, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Seyedeh Mahsa Sadeghian, PhD’22 – Mechanical Engineering

Mahsa Sadeghian completed her master’s degree and PhD in mechanical engineering conducting research in the Multiscale Mechanics and Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology Lab advised by Sandra Shefelbine, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, jointly appointed in bioengineering. Her master’s thesis used computational modeling to explore the mechanics of growing bone, focusing on stresses in the growth plate, […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Oct 14, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Ada Vernet-Crua, PhD’22 – Chemical Engineering

Ada Vernet-Crua joined Northeastern in 2018 to complete her master’s thesis in nanoscience and nanotechnology in collaboration with Rovira and Virgili University in Spain, where she also completed her bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2017. During those brief six months, she fell in love with the city and the research and decided to join the […]

Chemical Engineering


Oct 13, 2022

An Industry-Facing Master’s Program Leads to Career at Amazon Web Services

During her master’s program in information systems, Sonia Mahankali dove into a powerful co-op job at cybersecurity firm Appgate as a sales engineer. The experience she gained there set her up for her next career move to Amazon Web Services as a technical account manager.

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Shruti Kotian in a piece of Caterpillar Wheel Loader.

Oct 04, 2022

What and Why, Not Just How: Journey from Software Engineer to Product Manager

Main photo: Shruti Kotian, MS’19, information systems, onsite on co-op at Copart where the company stores salvaged cars and trucks for online auction. She learned about the whole process of how salvaged cars are brought into the site and how the app she worked on is used to categorize and auction the inventory. Shruti Kotian […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Sep 11, 2022

‘She looked at the whole picture.’ Patience pays off for Northeastern hockey goalie Gwyneth Philips

Industrial engineering student Gwyneth Philips, E’24, is taking on another challenge by becoming the dominant goaltender in our women’s Division 1 ice hockey team. This article originally appeared on Northeastern Global News. It was published by Ian Thomsen. Main photo: Gwyn Philips has been waiting three years for her chance to lead the Huskies. Photo […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Sam Salinas

Aug 31, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Sam Salinas, PhD’22 – Bioengineering

Sam Salinas, PhD’22, bioengineering, earned his undergraduate degree is in Aerospace and Mechanical engineering. After working a few years in the biomedical industry he decided to go back to school. He had the privilege to work in the Amini lab for soft tissue biomechanics. In particular, he researched the Tricuspid valve anterior leaflet. Because elastin, […]


Abigail Koppes working in a lab.

Aug 16, 2022

Abigail Koppes: Advancing Technology, Treatment, and Diversity in Biomedical Engineering

Associate Professor Abigail Koppes, chemical engineering, began her career as a Future Faculty Fellow through Northeastern’s ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development. Today she is an associate professor, has two patents, and numerous young investigator recognitions.

Chemical Engineering

Aug 12, 2022

Formula E Racing Can Lead to Future Innovations

Mechanical Engineering student Omkar Ligade, ME’23, fell in love with Formula E racing back in India which inspires him to build and improve the designs of the cars.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering