Timothy Lannin

Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies,  Bioengineering



  • 342 Snell Engineering
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Tim Lannin joined the Bioengineering Department as a teaching faculty in Fall 2017 and teaches numerous courses including Transport and Fluids for Bioengineers, Capstone Design, and Biomaterials. Prior to joining Northeastern, he taught for a year as a visitor at Lafayette College Mechanical Engineering, and prior to that, he completed his PhD at Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering under the advisement of Dr. Brian Kirby with the support of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. His research included work on automating image analysis of cancer cells, measuring the electrical properties of cancer cells to use electric fields to separate them from blood cells, and measuring the electrical properties of algae cells to optimize their output for biofuels.


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell, 2016

Honors & Awards

  • MathWorks Fellow

Department Research Areas


May 08, 2024

2024 URF Scholars Recipients

Thirty-six engineering students received 2024 URF Scholars Awards from Northeastern’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. URF Scholars are students who are graduating this year and who have earned a PEAK Experience Award, applied for a distinguished fellowship, or participated in graduate school advising.


Sep 15, 2023

Announcing Fall 2023 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of Northeastern’s Fall 2023 PEAK Experiences Awards. Projects this fall are tackling a range of topics and modes with students developing an autobiographical zine, studying the development of amphibian limbs, building better rocket parts, and more. BASE CAMP AWARDS Farhad Ibrahimzade COE’26 & […]

Jake Potts


Mar 30, 2020

Potts Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Bioengineering BS/MS student Jake Potts was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship which he will use to conduct research at Sorbonne University to try to determine how certain cancerous mutations happen as DNA is “misrepaired,” a process that occurs when, say, radiation or harsh chemicals break the two strands of our DNA, and our cells respond by trying to repair this damage.

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