Centers and Institutes

Alphabetical List of Research Centers and Institutes

Advanced Scientific Computation Center (ASCC)
Director: Arun Bansil The ASCC occupies 2000 sq. ft. of beautifully renovated space in the Dana Research Center at Northeastern…
Antimicrobial Discovery Center
Director: Kim Lewis, University Distinguished Professor The mission of the Center is to translate basic science discoveries into novel antimicrobial…
Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT)
Co-Director: Michael Silevitch Robert D. Black Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Joint appointment to Department of Civil and…
Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis
Director: Michael Pollastri, Interim Director An internationally recognized center for advanced interdisciplinary research and training in analytical chemistry and biotechnology,…
Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS)
Director: Michael Silevitch Robert D. Black Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Joint appointment to Department of Civil and…
Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict
Director: Gordana Rabrenovic, Associate Professor of Sociology Founded with an $800,000 gift from alumnus Irving Brudnick and his wife Betty…
Center for Communications and Digital Signal Processing (CDSP)
Director: Gilead Tadmor, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering he CDSP is comprised of nine faculty and 50 graduate students…
Center for Community Health Education, Research and Service (CCHERS)
Director: Elmer R. Freeman, PhD of Law, Policy, and Sociology The Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc.…
Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR)
Director: Albert-László Barabási, Distinguished Professor, Physics, College of Arts & Sciences The Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR), directed by…
Center for Drug Discovery
Director: Alexandros Makriyannis, George D. Behrakis Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Buoyed by nearly $10 million in established grants, the…
Center for Emerging Markets
Director: Ravi Ramamurti: Director, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy, and Jeff Bornstein Senior Fellow…
Center for Entrepreneurship Education
Director: Alan McKim, the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Clean Harbors, a leader in environmental services Our Mission: We empower…
Center for Family Business
Director: Ted Clark Founded in 1991, The Northeastern University Center for Family Business is a membership organization that provides education,…
Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research
Director: Gary Young The Northeastern University Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research was created to foster interdisciplinary research and…
Center for Health Policy and Law
Director: Wendy Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law In its 2020 graduate school rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked the law…
Center for Healthcare Organizational Transformation (CHOT) – I/UCRC
CHOT is a multi-university healthcare systems engineering research center to conduct applied research on solutions to problems of common interest…
Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN)
Director: Ahmed Busnaina, William Lincoln Smith Chair of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) is focused…
Center for Inclusive Computing
Executive Director: Carla Brodley, Professor and Dean of Khoury College of Computer Sciences The center’s mission is to substantially increase…
Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC)
The Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC) is dedicated to producing open-source software tools for biomedical image-based modeling, biomedical simulation…
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems (CIRCS)
Director: Alain Karma, Professor of Physics Working on both complex biological and material science problems, CIRCS’s research includes designing computer…
Center for International Affairs and World Cultures
Director: Led by an executive committee The Center for International Affairs and World Cultures draws on Northeastern University’s many strengths…
Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC)
Director: Jessica Silbey, Professor of Law With Professor Lucy Williams at the helm, the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and…
Center for Microcontamination Control (CMC)
Director: Ahmed Busnaina, William Lincoln Smith Chair of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering The CMC is the only Industry/University Research Center…
Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits (CM3IC)
Director: Vincent G. Harris, William Lincoln Smith Chair, APS Fellow, IEEE Fellow and Carmine Vittoria APS Fellow, IEEE Fellow The…
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine
Director: Vladmir P. Torchilin, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences The Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine is a recently organized…
Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC)
Director: Lucy Williams, Professor of Law With Professor Lucy Williams at the helm, the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and…
Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE)
Director: Akram Alshawabkeh The Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development (CRECE, Spanish for “grow”) in Puerto Rico…
Center for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TANMS)
Center for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TANMS) works to engineer a revolution in miniature electromagnetic electronics through development…
Center for Translational NeuroImaging (CTNI)
Director: Craig Ferris, Professor of Psychology and Pharmaceutical Sciences The Center for Translational NeuroImaging (CTNI) is located on Northeastern University’s…
Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT)
The Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network (CURENT) mission is to build a more reliable, secure and efficient…
Center on Crime and Community Resilience
Director: Anthony Braga Center collaborates with the City of Boston to understand and address persistent public safety problems. The establishment…
CMS Innovation Center for Healthcare Systems Engineering
Healthcare Systems Engineering (HSyE) will embed proven evidence-based industrial and systems engineering (ISE) improvement methods into local healthcare organizations, similar…
Coastal Sustainability Institute
Director: Geoffrey C. Trussell, Professor and Chair, Marine and Environmental Sciences CSI is creating cleaner, safer, smarter coastal communities, using…
Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute
Safeguarding critical technology is the mission of Northeastern’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute. Forging partnerships with experts in industry, government, and…
Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
Director: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy The Dukakis Center conducts interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with…
Electronic Materials Research Institute (eMRI)
Director: Srinivas Sridhar, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Physics eMRI’s research is focused on developing new materials and devices…
Ethics Institute
Director: Ronald Sandler, Professor of Philosophy and Religion The interdisciplinary Ethics Institute at Northeastern University was launched in 2011. The…
George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security
Director: Steve Flynn, Codirector; Peter Boynton, Codirector The mission of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security is…
Global Resilience Institute
Director: Stephen Flynn, GRI Founding Director and Professor of Political Science The Global Resilience Institute is committed to informing and…
Humanities Center
Director: Lori Lefkovitz, Ruderman Professor and Director of Jewish Studies Program, Professor of English The Humanities Center was founded in…
Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems
Director: : Heather Clark, Professor of Bioengineering and Chemistry Institute researchers are pioneering new imaging technologies to reveal, in real…
Institute for Global Innovation Management (IGIM)
Director: Harry W. Lane, Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor of International Business An internationally recognized research center that develops…
Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research
Director: Alisa Lincoln The Institute on Urban Health Research (IUHR) is devoted to research and its practical application in an…
Institute for Information Assurance
Director: Professor Engin Kirda The Institute for Information Assurance (IIA) is an interdisciplinary effort between the Khoury College of Computer…
Institute for Security and Public Policy
Director: Glenn Pierce, Principal Research Scientist, co-director & Nikos Passas, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, co-director The Institute for…
Institute on Race and Justice
Director:Jack McDevitt Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities This interdisciplinary research institute combines…
Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC)
This 220,000 square foot complex on Columbus Avenue, scheduled to open in 2016, will help transform Northeastern’s research enterprise by…
Marine Science Center (MSC)
Director: Geoffrey Trussell An internationally recognized research institution that focuses on nearshore coastal marine environments. Research at the center focuses…
National Education and Research Center for Outcomes Assessment in Health Care (NERCOA)
Director: Judith Barr The mission of NERCOA is to link research, education, and practice in patient-based outcome assessment. The center…
Network Science Institute
Director: Alessandro VespignaniExecutive Director: Kate Coronges The Network Science Institute was born out of our commitment to explore universality and…
New England Healthcare Systems Engineering Partnership (NEHCEP)
Director: James C. Benneyan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering The overall vision of the New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership…
New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute
Director: Michail Sitkovsky, Eleanor Black Chair in Immunophysiology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology This institute focuses on the role of tissue inflammation…
Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology (NUCRET)
Director: Sanjeev Mukerjee This center aims to be at the frontier of science and technology of clean energy conversion and…
NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks
Director: Elizabeth Dillon, Professor of English, and David Lazer, Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science. The NULab…
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
Director: Dick Daynard, Professor of Law PHAI is an interdisciplinary research and advocacy institute created by the Northeastern University School…
Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT)
Director: Akram Alshawabkeh, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; José F. Cordero, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health…
Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute
Director: Phil Brown, University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences. Conceptualizing, studying, and addressing environmental health problems such as…
Sport in Society
Director: Dan Lebowitz Sport in Society educates and supports emerging leaders and organizations within sport with the awareness, knowledge and…
The Middle East Center
Director: Co-Directors: Denis Sullivan, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, and Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs…
The Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC)
Director: Co-Directors: Daniel Faber, Professor of Sociology The Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC) is a multidisciplinary research collaborative made…
Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors (VOTERS)
VOTERS is developing new multi-sensor technology systems for cars and trucks that will allow for real-time assessment of road and…