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Oct 31, 2008

NU inaugurates homeland security ALERT center

Northeastern launched its newly funded Center of Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. Northeastern University will inaugurate the Center for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) on Thursday, October 30, 2008. ALERT, a new research Center of Excellence for Explosives Detection, Mitigation & Response, is […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Oct 23, 2008

Collaboration between COE Nanomanufacturing Center and Physics yields high-impact result in journal Nanotechnology covered on PhysOrg.com

"Large scale 3D vertical assembly of single-wall carbon nanotubes at ambient temperatures." Nanotechnology 19 (2008) 455309. Faculty Leaders: Ahmed Busnaina, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Director, Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing and Sri Sridhar, Physics, Director, Electronic Materials Research Institute. For the past several years, researchers have been trying to take advantage of carbon nanotubes’ good electrical properties for future […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Oct 20, 2008

9th Annual Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference and THz Imaging and Spectroscopy Workshop

The RICC is the perfect setting for dialogue among members of the academic, industrial and government communities interested in collaboration in subsurface sensing and imaging.This year's RICC will focus on several areas that are of great interest to the Gordon-CenSSIS community. Gordon-CenSSIS presents the 9th annual Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference (RICC) on Wednesday, October 29th […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 09, 2008

Dr. Beverly Jaeger – Olympic Line Judge

COE Gateway Faculty member, Dr. Beverly Jaeger, is a line judge for tennis matches at the Beijing Olympic Games. Dr. Jaeger, a senior aca­d­emic spe­cialist in the depart­ment of mechan­ical and indus­trial engi­neering, finds par­al­lels between offi­ci­ating and teaching. “Working to develop better obser­va­tional and lis­tening skills has served well in each of these roles,” she says, […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 05, 2008

Green and Inexpensive SuperMagnets

The Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits has developed a green, one-step process for creating samarium cobalt permanent magnets that could usher in a new breed of hybrid automobiles using smaller, inexpensive motors. Rare earth permanent magnets could enable smaller, higher-performance motors and power generators. The rub is that they require an expensive, […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jul 17, 2008

Engineering Design Project Helps Launch Startup

Student class project catalyst for creation of innovative biotech instrument company Boston, Mass. – Student projects that attract venture capital money and launch startup companies are rare. A group of Northeastern University students have defied the odds when they helped to invent a biotech instrument that two years later turned into a company. CryoXtract Instruments, […]

Bioengineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering