Since 2006, Northeastern University has dramatically expanded its research enterprise, with particular emphasis on three global imperatives: health, security and sustainability. Working intentionally across disciplines, Northeastern faculty members are focused on solving real problems in the world. Litmus tells the stories of these important accomplishments.
Society & Culture
February 28, 2023
Based at Northeastern, a free, online collection of more than 10,000 archival items stretches back to the 16th century and aims to highlight how trans people have always lived, survived and thrived.
Science & Technology
March 13, 2023
Northeastern researchers have made a discovery that challenges what we know about how photoemission is supposed to work, laying the groundwork for a new understanding of how light interacts with materials.
March 14, 2023
The award Jorge Morales received is meant to recognize “researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.”
Eugene Smotkin worked with NASA and other scientists to devise a way to transform wastewater, specifically ammonia found in urine, into energy. Initial tests on the International Space Station give promising hope for the research to continue.
Grants, fellowships, awards and other honors that recognize and support innovative research and world-class teaching.
Groundbreaking, inspiring research and scholarly work, including journal articles and books, published across disciplines.
Academic conferences convened by Northeastern faculty, and academic conferences where Northeastern faculty play key roles.
December 2, 2023
Amazon reviews of scented candles are one unlikely source of data
December 15, 2022
NASA needs a small army of robots and rovers to help explore the moon’s treacherous terrain. A college competition produced some innovative ideas.
August 12, 2022
Hard sea defenses prompted by extreme weather and rising sea levels can have unintended consequences down the coast – is there a better way?
October 25, 2021
Massachusetts had the third-highest rate of COVID-19 infections in the United States by July of last year, according to a Northeastern University study that modeled how the coronavirus emerged on the nation’s coasts but spread most rapidly in the Northeast in the first wave.
Estimated number of US gun owners has grown by 20 million in recent years, which experts say may lead to more firearm deaths
September 2, 2022
A London startup’s device aims to capture tire emissions from cars, trucks, delivery vans and buses.
September 27, 2022
Ultra-processed foods are extra tasty concoctions that we eat every day. They are also linked with chronic diseases and a higher risk of early death.
October 4, 2022
By studying the movements of volunteers cracking bullwhips, scientists sought to understand the manipulation of nonrigid and wobbly objects.
November 12, 2022
They can be made with the waste from sugar cane