Shashi Murthy is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Founding Director of the Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education at Northeastern University. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the Barnett Institute of Chemical & Biological Analysis at Northeastern and 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 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 6 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 and to Full Professor in 2015. 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.