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About Jacqueline Isaacs

My research pursuits at Northeastern University, funded initially by a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, have focused on environmental and economic issues in advanced materials processing. This is my continued research focus within the CHN - to review the Life Cycle Assessment of the various processes under development and to assess any alternatives to find a more environmentally benign process or product. This work was initiated with an NSF grant (NER) grant to explore and compare process alternatives for the manufacture of carbon nanotubes. The issues related to these types of investigations in the auto industry are discussed in an article in the Northeastern University Magazine. This field of research has evolved to be called "Environmentally Benign Design and Manufacturing". Research interests in powder metallurgy have connected me with efforts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where in 1997 I became an adjunct in the Metals Processing Institute (MPI).

Positions

Present Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University
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Research Interests

Nanomanufacturing, Environmental and economic issues in advanced materials processing, and Environmentally benign design and manufacturing

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Courses

  • Introduction to Materials Science
  • Environmental Issues in Manufacturing and Product Use


Contact Information

334 Snell Engineering
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000
Phone: (617) 373-3989