Shashi K. Murthy, Ph.D.

Shashi K. Murthy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Northeastern University


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Shashi Murthy is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Founding Director of the Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education at Northeastern University. He holds secondary appointments in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and the Barnett Institute of Chemical & Biological Analysis within Northeastern. Prof. Murthy also holds visiting appointments at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

Outside Northeastern, Prof. Murthy is the University’s institutional representative at CIMIT, a consortium of hospitals and universities dedicated to the integration of medicine and innovative technology and at B-BIC, a second hospital-university consortium dedicated to innovations for heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. Prof. Murthy is also a member of the Features Advisory Panel of the American Chemical Society journal Analytical Chemistry.

Prof. Murthy is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and the Søren Buus Award for Outstanding Research in Engineering at Northeastern University. He has co-authored over 60 publications in the areas of microfluidic cell separation and biomaterials, is an inventor on five issued or pending patents, and a founder of Quad Technologies Corp., a startup focused on commercializing cell capture/release hydrogels designed in his laboratory.

Prof. Murthy earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering at MIT (2003) and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University (1999) and joined Northeastern in 2005 following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2011. Prof. Murthy served as Associate Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at Northeastern from August-December 2011 and as Acting Chair from January-August 2012.


Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Engineering in Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Shriners Hospital for Children

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S., Chemical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University



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