Shashi K. Murthy, Ph.D.

Shashi K. Murthy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Northeastern University


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Prof. Shashi Murthy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University. He holds secondary appointments as Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and as Faculty Fellow in the Barnett Institute of Chemical & Biological Analysis at Northeastern University. In addition, Prof. Murthy is a Scientific Investigator at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston. He is also Northeastern’s institutional representative at CIMIT, a consortium of hospitals and universities dedicated to the integration of medicine and innovative technology. Prof. Murthy is a current member of the Features Advisory Panel to of the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.

Effective Aug 5, 2013, Prof. Murthy is the Founding Director of the newly-endowed Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education at Northeastern University.

Prof. Murthy is the recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s CAREER award (2008) and the Søren Buus Award for Outstanding Research in Engineering at Northeastern University (2009).

Prof. Murthy joined the Northeastern faculty in August 2005 following postdoctoral training under the guidance of Profs. Mehmet Toner and Martin Yarmush on the microfluidic separation of lymphocyte subpopulations. His doctoral work at MIT on vapor-deposited insulating coatings for neuroprosthetic devices was carried out under the direction of Prof. Karen Gleason. He was promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure in 2011. Prof. Murthy served as Associate Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department 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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