Research Themes


Our researcher's discoveries grow from an interdisciplinary focus—ranging from engineering to economics—that brings together researchers from Northeastern, industry, government, and academia to collaborate efficiently on real solutions.

Faculty at Northeastern pursue research that:

  • Makes critical infrastructure, such as transportation networks and power grids, more resilient
  • Creates safer coastal communities by mitigating a range of threats, from climate change to plastics pollution
  • Reduces the threats to individual and community health posed by pollutants and other environmental problems
  • Leads to new materials that improve battery technology and reduce the need for rare earth metals in vital electronics components