Buildings & Labs
APEC Center of Excellence
This center, the only one in the Western Hemisphere, fosters the integration with industry of the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation’s 21 member countries. The center provides education and training for pharmaceutical industry regulators regarding the structure, function, and production of biotherapeutics. To ensure the safety and efficacy of these medicines, the center helps ensure compliance with exacting manufacturing practices in accordance with precisely defined specifications.
Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Lab
This APEC lab trains graduate students and regulatory professionals in using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to ensure the safety, quality, and effectiveness of biotherapeutics (see APEC Center of Excellence).
This new, $70 million, mixed-use research building features 40,000+ square feet available for co-located university, industry, and government research partners, convening space for 350 people, and 10,000 square feet of makerspace. The building is equipped to serve the needs of Innovation Campus partners. The facility is an open hub for future efforts in Northeastern’s drive for research excellence in health, security, and sustainability.
Cold Spray Laboratory
Cold spray technology is an additive manufacturing process that welds metal powders to surfaces at high velocity. The technology is used to strengthen and repair military vehicles and equipment, from periscopes and airplane panels to next-generation armor—and promises to revolutionize commercial manufacturing.
Colosseum RF Channel Emulator
Notheastern is home to the Colosseum, the world’s largest radiofrequency channel emulator.
Developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Colosseum will enable the building and testing of intelligent, autonomous, collaborative, wireless technologies for military and commercial use. This “electronic arena” can mimic, in real time, tens of thousands of RF channel interactions among hundreds of wireless devices within a square kilometer. Through AI, radios that weren’t designed to work together can now learn to do so by optimizing the limited capacity of the electromagnetic RF spectrum.
Expeditionary Cyber and Unmanned Aircraft Systems R&D Facility
Within this unique indoor and outdoor facility, researchers focus on surveillance, cybersecurity, and disaster response. They develop and test unmanned, autonomous aerial systems; ground technologies; antennas; and cyber, radio, network, navigation, and communications equipment. An anechoic chamber/Faraday cage connects seamlessly to a 150’x200’x60’ outdoor, netted enclosure suitable for GPS testing.
Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security
The George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security (KRI) is dedicated to solving complex needs in security, intelligence, and resilience. The institute’s facility is home to industry partners, including the Rogers Corporation, a specialty materials manufacturer. Researchers collaborate with all branches of the U.S. military; the Army Research Laboratory–Northeast is located here.
Life Sciences Testing Center
The STReSS (Structural Testing of Resilient and Sustainable Systems) Lab is equipped to test full- and large-scale structures and materials to failure, an essential step in developing secure, resilient, sustainable systems and infrastructure. Key features include a 2,000-square-foot strong floor with 416 anchors, each of which can withstand 100,000 pounds of tension, compression, and shear; a 40,000-pound crane; high-capacity hydraulic actuators; and a control and data acquisition room.
Venture Creation Center
Faculty research gives rise to early-stage companies in this cost-efficient, low-rise facility and wet laboratory. Incubated here are breakthrough technologies, including those designed to redress crumbling infrastructure, test disease-fighting drug compounds, and model climate change. The center has recently tripled in size.
Video Analytics Laboratory
Located at the Kostas Research Institute, this lab provides secure access, 1,225 square feet of open space, controlled lighting, and a flexible, fully networked camera grid. The lab, part of Northeastern’s ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) Center of Excellence, develops video and sensor technologies to meet wide-ranging homeland security needs.