Research Centers & Laboratories

ALERT Research Center

The ALERT research program is derived from a top-down understanding of societal issues related to explosive detection, mitigation, and response. These issues can be crystallized by considering a set of "Grand Challenges". These challenges in turn inform and drive the ALERT research program through an organizing three-level strategy which includes four core fundamental science research thrusts: Explosives Characterization (F1), Explosives Sensors (F2), Explosive Sensor Systems (F3), and Blast Mitigation (F4).


Institute of Information Assurance

The Institute for Information Assurance (IIA) is an interdisciplinary effort between the College of Computer and Information Science and the College of Engineering. The major goal of the Institute is to develop new cross-disciplinary methodologies to provide robust and reliable transmission of physically distributed information.


Center For Communications and Digital Signal Processing

The Communications and Digital Signal Processing (CDSP) Center is the focus for research and graduate education in the areas of communications, signal processing, and control systems at Northeastern University. We are committed to perform cutting-edge research in many areas within the CDSP umbrella, educate excellent MS and PhD students, and foster interaction with industry, government, and foundations.


The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing & Imaging Systems

The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems is a multi-university National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (NSF-ERC) founded in 2000. Its mission is to develop new technologies to detect hidden objects and to use those technologies to meet realworld subsurface challenges in areas as diverse as noninvasive breast cancer detection and underground pollution assessment.


Kostas Center

The Kostas facility serves as the main facility for the new NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) at Northeastern University, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell , and the University of New Hampshire . The facility is open to faculty, students, researchers, coop students, and external users. The facility provides support and materials based on user fees and has capabilities for processing 3,4, and 6 inch wafers as well as smaller parts. The center consists of three areas.


Laboratories & Groups