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Jacqueline Isaacs

Interim Dean of the College of Engineering,  Office of the Dean
Professor,  Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Associate Director,  Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
Affiliated Faculty,  School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

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Office

  • 617.373.5847

Research Focus

Economic-environmental assessment of alternative manu/nanomanufacturing routes towards sustainable design and manufacturing, societal implications of nanomanufacturing, with interdisciplinary collaborations in political science, philosophy, industrial hygiene and industrial engineering, development and assessment of educational games for engineering students and for K-12 outreach activities.

Education

PhD (1991), Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 ELATE Fellow
  • 2012-2013 Committee Member, NNI Triennial Review, National Research Council
  • 2010 Invited Panelist, National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium
  • 2010 ASEE Best Paper Award, Environmental Engineering Division
  • 2005 University-Wide Aspiration Award, Northeastern University
  • 2001 Bright Idea Award, Professional Organizational and Development Network in Higher Education
  • 2000 University-Wide Teaching Award, Northeastern University
  • 1998-2003 NSF CAREER Award

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Materials Science
  • Environmental Issues in Manufacturing

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • International Society of Industrial Ecology (ISIE)
  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)

Research Overview

Economic-environmental assessment of alternative manu/nanomanufacturing routes towards sustainable design and manufacturing, societal implications of nanomanufacturing, with interdisciplinary collaborations in political science, philosophy, industrial hygiene and industrial engineering, development and assessment of educational games for engineering students and for K-12 outreach activities.

Research Centers and Institutes

Selected Publications

  • J. Zhang, A. Panwar, D. Bello, J.A. Isaacs, T. Jozokos, J. Mead, The Effects of Recycling on the Structure and Properties of Carbon Nanotube Filled Polycarbonate, Polymer Science and Engineering, 2017
  • S. Radhakrishnan, S. Erbis, J.A. Isaacs, S. Kamarthi, Analysis of Scientific Literature on Nano Environmental, Health, and Safety Risk Using Keyword Co-Occurrence Networks, PLOS ONE, 2017, 0172778
  • L. Pourzahedi, P. Zhai, J.A. Isaacs, M.J. Eckelman, Life Cycle Energy Benefits of Carbon Nanotubes for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding Applications, Journal of Cleaner Production, 142(4), 2017, 1971-1978
  • P. Zhai, J.A. Isaacs, M.E. Eckelman, Net Energy Benefits of Carbon Nanotube Applications, Applied Energy, 173, 2016, 624-634
  • S. Ebris, S. Kamarthi, A. Namin, A. Hakimian, J.A. Isaacs, Stochastic Goal Programming Model for Sustainable CNTEnabled Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing, Environmental Science: Nano, 3, 2016, 1447-1459
  • V.H. Grassian, A.J. Haes, I.A. Mudunkotuwa, P. Demokritou, A.B. Kane, C.J. Murphy, J.E. Hutchison, J.A. Isaacs, et. al., NanoEHS – Defining Fundamental Science Needs: No Easy Feat When the Simple Itself is Complicated, Perspective in Environmental Science: Nano, 3, 2015, 15-27
  • J.A. Isaacs, C.L. Alpert, M. Bates, C.J. Bosso, M.J. Eckelman, I. Linkov, W.C. Walker, Engaging Stakeholders in Nano-EHS Risk Governance, Editorial, Environment Systems and Decisions, 35, 2015, 24-28

Faculty

Oct 21, 2019

Northeastern University Launches the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia will be the new director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things which will drive advances in the ways that people stay connected worldwide.

Faculty

Oct 07, 2019

$2M NSF Grant to Develop Data Science Modular Courses for Production Engineering Workforce

MIE Professors Sagar Kamarthi, Interim Dean Jacqueline Isaacs, Assistant Professors Xiaoning Jin, Mohsen Moghaddam, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Digital Innovation and Enterprise Learning Kemi Jona were awarded a $2M NSF grant for “Developing Integrative Manufacturing and Production Engineering Curricula That Leverage Data Science”.

Graduate

May 10, 2018

Aduralere Selected as Leader of Tomorrow

Mechanical Engineering Masters student Timothy Aduralere, MS’18, won the 48th St. Gallen Symposium essay competition for his submission “Reinventing for the Unknown: A Pivotal Approach to Maximize the Constantly Evolving Future of Work“. They received submissions from almost 1,300 contestants, representing 350 universities and more than 100 nationalities making the 30th  anniversary of the St. […]

Feb 19, 2016

COE Featured in NAE’s Infusing Ethics Report

The National Academy of Engineering's Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers report features in Daniel Saulnier, Bob Tillman, & Tricia Lenihan for "Multiyear Engineering Ethics Case Study Approach" and Matthew Eckelman & Jacqueline Isaacs for "Case Studies for Engineering Ethics Across the Engineering Life Cycle".

Staff

May 05, 2015

COE Faculty and Staff Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the COE Faculty and Staff Awards: Outstanding Teachers of First Year Engineering Students Thomas Gilbert, Chemistry Joshua Hertz, Engineering Marco Rainho, Mathematics Swastik Kar, Physics Martin W. Essigmann Outstanding Teaching Award Marvin Onabajo, ECE Outstanding Cooperative Education Coordinator Award Alison Nogueira, MIE Outstanding Staff Award Roy Dalsheim, Student Services Susan […]

May 05, 2015

COE Faculty & Staff Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the COE Faculty and Staff Awards.

Sep 16, 2013

Ethics and Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Matthew Eckelman and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Professor Jackie Isaacs were awarded a $248K National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to incorporate ethics education into life cycle design, engineering, and management. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance […]

Jul 18, 2011

Isaacs & Busnaina Awarded $1.2M Grant

MIE Professors Jackie Isaacs and Ahmed Busnaina have received an $1.2M NSF grant to use LCA methods to determine the ethical, legal, and societal impacts of scaling nanomanufacturing to commercial production.

Faculty

Apr 06, 2011

FY12 TIER 1 Award Recipients

28 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY12 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different research projects.

Oct 12, 2010

Leaders in Engineering

Jackie Isaacs, Deniz Erdogmus, and Kate Ziemer have been invited to speak at the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.

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