Spotlight Stories

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Mar 20, 2023

BioE Alumni Spotlight: Solomon Mensah, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Assistant Professor Solomon Mensah obtained a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering from City College of New York and a PhD in Bioengineering in 2019 from Northeastern University. He was born in Ghana and is the CEO of Therapeutic Innovations Inc., which develops lifesaving medical devices for low to middle-income countries. Currently, he works at Worcester Polytechnic […]

Bioengineering

Mar 10, 2023

Shaping the Future of Education in Africa

ECE Alum Mohamed Kante, E’12, founded iNERDE is to inspire and empower African youth to learn the skills they will need to make discoveries, think critically, and prosper in an evolving world.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jan 13, 2023

Locomotives, Ophthalmoscopes, and Mountain Bikes: A Northeastern Alum’s Impact

Morgan Misek, mechanical engineering alumnus, has founded Trxstle, an outdoors equipment company combining his love of cycling, the outdoors, and engineering—all of which he pursued while a student at Northeastern.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Tianchi Chen

Dec 19, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Tianchi Chen, PhD’22 – Bioengineering

My research concentration is on using dynamical system modeling approach to understand epigenetic mechanisms in gene regulatory networks and building distributed computational synthetic genetic circuits. Following NU, I will be working as a senior decision scientist at Merck and continuing my research.

Bioengineering

Nov 28, 2022

A Confidence Boost to Succeed in the Telecommunications Industry

Varun Sachdev, MS’09, chose Northeastern University’s College of Engineering to pursue a master’s in telecommunication networks because of its focus on industry experiences to complement the academic program. Sachdev notes, “I had friends who told me about the co-op program—Northeastern’s flagship program. I came in with a lot of academic background, but no industry experience.” […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Oct 26, 2022

Securing Mobile Networks 4G to 5G and Beyond

Apoorva Jain, an alumnus of the MS in Telecommunication Networks program, gained valuable experience on an eight-month co-op at telecommunications company Ericsson, working on the systems integration team. Upon graduation he received a full time position at Ericsson in product development and validation. Now Jain is a senior product manager in cloud and network security at Palo Alto Networks.

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Oct 14, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Yasmeen Farra, PhD’22 – Bioengineering

Yasmeen Farra, PhD’22, bioengineering, focuses research on vascular mechanics – specifically, how chronic disease associated with e-cigarette “vaping” or cigarette smoking influences the structural integrity and functional health of large arteries. Following graduation, Farra took her passion for scientific research to her new role as a scientist at Senda Biosciences, a biotech startup in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She works on the translational biology team to help bring life-changing treatments to patients by harnessing Senda’s platform for fully programmable medicines.

Bioengineering

Mahankali

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)