Each year, researchers at Northeastern conduct over $100 million in externally-funded research. While some research is funded by grants awarded to the university by governmental bodies, private-sector firms also contract with the university to conduct research.
The highly specialized equipment and the unique expertise of CHN researchers are available on a fee-for-service basis. Most research is carried out on a collaborative basis, with the university and the partner both receiving certain benefits from the work. Non-disclosure agreements are signed to protect intellectual property.
Research projects range in size and scope, from $2,500 projects to multi-year initiatives with budgets of $500,000 or more. The CHN currently has a matching funds available from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to partially fund collaborative research with in-state firms.
For more information, please contact Eric Howard at 617-373-3294.
Examples of collaborative research activities at the CHN:
- Analysis and characterization of nanomaterials
- Design of new nanomanufacturing equipment
- Development of nanomanufacturing processes
- Development of sensors for specific applications