You are here

Faculty Profile

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
Affiliated With

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

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."

December 19, 2016

BioE Professor Jeff Ruberti was awarded a patent for “Collagen fibrillar construction” that can be used for tissue engineering.

June 20, 2016

Bioengineering Professor Jeffrey Ruberti was awarded a patent for “Systems, methods, & devices for frozen sample distribution”.

Related Events


310R RP

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm