Letter from the Chair
Unprecedented Times Call for Unprecedented Results
This has been an exciting season for us at Northeastern since our last newsletter!
I am pleased to report we continue to see unprecedented increases in our undergraduates interested in chemical engineering — now at our highest enrollments ever in the history of the university (149 freshmen). This places us among the top universities in the country for chemical engineering enrollments and is a testament to our faculty, alumni, and friends who continue to help us develop a curriculum that is challenging and exciting for students.
Our students continue to excel in all aspects of chemical engineering education, winning awards, impressing co-op employers, and presenting groundbreaking research at national and international conferences. Our faculty and graduate student population also continue to grow, doubling in number over the past three years. Our graduate students even run conferences at Northeastern, such as Biomaterials Days in February. Also, our annual Chemical Engineering Day will be back next year at Northeastern with a special Nobel Prize presentation on Feb. 24.
We continue to see great engagement from our alumni as we recently established our first annual Distinguished Chemical Engineering Alumni Speaker Series, featuring Rose Perkins on Nov. 13. So, please join us for these special events (and more) throughout the year. We would love to show you all that is new in Chemical Engineering at Northeastern!
Thomas J. Webster
Professor and Zafiropoulo Endowed Chair, Chemical Engineering