Explore the leading research, publications, honors, and awards from Northeastern University
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. NGN Research tells the stories of these important accomplishments.
Northeastern art professor and her students transform Boston-area home into abstract art
April 14, 2023
Sophia Ainslie has been bringing her bold, striking style to her commissioned art projects for years. Her most recent commission, an abstract piece that spans multiple rooms in a Chestnut Hill home, is another experiential opportunity for the viewer––and her students.
‘You have the power to make change.’ Sustainability trips to Brazil earn professor Northeastern’s first global educator award
April 13, 2023
Courtney Pfluger has led students on nine Dialogue of Civilizations visits to Brazil since 2013. A traveling party of 16 to 24 students lives, learns and works together there for more than five weeks while focusing on sustainability issues.
A Northeastern professor is using aquatic drones to measure how quickly icebergs are melting
April 21, 2023
Hanumant Singh, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, has transformed a normal, gas-powered kayak into the Jetyak, an autonomous vehicle strapped with sensors that collects measurements on icebergs in Greenland.
Honors & Awards
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.
Conferences & Events
Academic conferences convened by Northeastern faculty, and academic conferences where Northeastern faculty play key roles.
May 18, 2023
FDA shores up cybersecurity requirements for medical devices
Many hospitals have vulnerable devices, an HHS official told Congress this week.
May 15, 2023
“The world’s largest Black group chat”: Behind the mission to preserve Black Twitter
A number of efforts are underway to document not just the content created on the platform but how Black women used it for communication and community.
May 16, 2023
The Trouble With Algorithmic Ethics
Effective altruism, the latest intellectual craze, has no room for wolves or mountain climbing.
May 15, 2023
Squid Camouflage Inspires Human Invisibility: Is it Possible?
New research on leucophores reveals more about squid camouflage processes in the wild and what it could mean for human invisibility.
May 16, 2023
How Reuters identified bat-virus risk zones
Estimated number of US gun owners has grown by 20 million in recent years, which experts say may lead to more firearm deaths
MAY 15, 2023
Why are mass shootings on the rise this year?
A London startup’s device aims to capture tire emissions from cars, trucks, delivery vans and buses.
May 11, 2023
How AI knows things no one told it
Researchers try to understand how AI models trained to parrot Internet text can perform advanced tasks.
MAY 9, 2023
The end of the Covid emergency is a warning
The highest alerts are being unraveled globally. But with some 7 million people dead, there are hard lessons to learn from the pandemic.
May 5, 2023
CDC to scale back Covid tracking efforts
With the official end of the public health emergency next week, the agency will no longer report community levels of infection and will stop trying to tally every case.
College of Science
Biodegradable nanogenerators lead to less electronic waste
New marine sciences paper, “Changes in water flow alter community dynamics in oyster reefs”
Fayyad answers “Why Most Machine Learning Applications Fail To Deploy” in Forbes
New electrochemistry paper, “High Purity Hydrogen Separation with HT-PBI Based Electrochemical Pump Operation at 120 °C”