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Jeffrey W. Ruberti

215 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD (1998), Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University

Research & Scholarship Interests

tissue engineering of load-bearing matrix (bone, cornea); bioreactor design; multi-scale mechanobiochemistry; statistical mechanics; energetics microscopy; high-resolution imaging; biopolymer self-assembly
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Soren Buus Outstanding Research Award (2008), College of Engineering, Northeastern University
  • Dean’s Service Award (2011), College of Engineering, Northeastern University

Teaching Interests

  • Capstone Design
  • Biomechanics
  • Principles of Bioengineering

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers International
  • Biomedical Engineering Society

Selected Publications

  • J.A. Paten, S. Siadat, M.E. Susilo, I.N. Ebraheim, J.L. Stoner, J.P. Rothstein, J.W. Ruberti, Flow-Induced Crystallization of Collagen: A Potentially Critical Mechanism in Early Tissue Formation, ACS Nano, 10(5), 2016, 5027-5040
  • B. Wingender, P. Bradley, N. Saxena, J.W. Ruberti, L. Gower, Biomimetic Organization of Collagen Matrices to Template Bone-Like Microstructures, Matrix Biology, 52-54, 2016, 384-396
  • M. Susilo, J. Paten, E. Sander, T.D. Nguyen, J.W. Ruberti, Collagen Network Strengthening Following Cyclic Tensile Loading, Interface Focus, 6(1), 2016
  • T.K. Tonge, J.W. Ruberti, T.D. Nguyen, A Micromechanical Modeling Study of the Mechanical Stabilization of Enzymatic Degradation of Collagen Tissues, Biophysical Journal, 109(12), 2015, 2689-2700
  • E.H. Zhou, C. Watson, R. Pizzo, J. Cohen, Q. Dang, P.M. DeBarros, C.Y. Park, C. Chen, J.D. Brain, J.P. Butler, J.W. Ruberti, J.J. Fredberg, P. Demokritou, Assessing the Impact of Engineered Nanoparticles on Wound Healing Using a Novel in Vitro Bioassay, Nanomedicine, 9(18), 2014, 2803-2815
  • D. Karamichos C.B. Rich, R. Zareian, A.E.K. Hutcheon, J.W. Ruberti, V. Trinkaus-Randall, J.D. Zieske, TGF-ß3 Stimulates Stromal Matrix Assembly by Human Corneal Keratocyte-like Cells, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 54(10), 2013, 6612-6619

Related News

February 26, 2019

BioE Professor Jeffrey Ruberti was awarded a patent for creating a "Mechanochemical collagen assembly."

December 18, 2018

Congratulations to ECE Associate Professors Kaushik Chowdhury, Raymond Fu, Matteo Rinaldi, ECE Professor Vincent Harris, and BioE Professor Jeff Ruberti whose projects were selected for Phase 1 2018 funding by Northeastern's GapFund360 program.

August 21, 2018

BioE Professor Jeffrey Ruberti (co-PI) along with bioengineering affiliated and College of Science faculty, including Professor Mark Williams (PI), and Associate Professors Penny Beuning (co-PI), Meni Wanunu (co-PI), and Ke Zhang (co-PI) were awarded a $1M NSF grant for the "Acquisition of a Lumick's SuperC-TRAP correlative optical tweezers and fluorescence microscope (CTFM) system."

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