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Jacqueline Isaacs

Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, Office of the Dean
334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


PhD (1991), Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research & Scholarship Interests

Economic-environmental assessment of alternative manu/nanomanufacturing routes towards sustainable design and manufacturing, societal implications of nanomanufacturing, with interdisciplinary collaborations in political science, philosophy, industrial hygiene and industrial engineering, development and assessment of educational games for engineering students and for K-12 outreach activities.
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Department Research Areas

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 ELATE Fellow
  • 2012-2013 Committee Member, NNI Triennial Review, National Research Council
  • 2010 Invited Panelist, National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium
  • 2010 ASEE Best Paper Award, Environmental Engineering Division
  • 2005 University-Wide Aspiration Award, Northeastern University
  • 2001 Bright Idea Award, Professional Organizational and Development Network in Higher Education
  • 2000 University-Wide Teaching Award, Northeastern University
  • 1998-2003 NSF CAREER Award

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Materials Science
  • Environmental Issues in Manufacturing

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • International Society of Industrial Ecology (ISIE)
  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)

Selected Publications

  • J. Zhang, A. Panwar, D. Bello, J.A. Isaacs, T. Jozokos, J. Mead, The Effects of Recycling on the Structure and Properties of Carbon Nanotube Filled Polycarbonate, Polymer Science and Engineering, 2017
  • S. Radhakrishnan, S. Erbis, J.A. Isaacs, S. Kamarthi, Analysis of Scientific Literature on Nano Environmental, Health, and Safety Risk Using Keyword Co-Occurrence Networks, PLOS ONE, 2017, 0172778
  • L. Pourzahedi, P. Zhai, J.A. Isaacs, M.J. Eckelman, Life Cycle Energy Benefits of Carbon Nanotubes for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding Applications, Journal of Cleaner Production, 142(4), 2017, 1971-1978
  • P. Zhai, J.A. Isaacs, M.E. Eckelman, Net Energy Benefits of Carbon Nanotube Applications, Applied Energy, 173, 2016, 624-634
  • S. Ebris, S. Kamarthi, A. Namin, A. Hakimian, J.A. Isaacs, Stochastic Goal Programming Model for Sustainable CNTEnabled Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing, Environmental Science: Nano, 3, 2016, 1447-1459
  • V.H. Grassian, A.J. Haes, I.A. Mudunkotuwa, P. Demokritou, A.B. Kane, C.J. Murphy, J.E. Hutchison, J.A. Isaacs, et. al., NanoEHS – Defining Fundamental Science Needs: No Easy Feat When the Simple Itself is Complicated, Perspective in Environmental Science: Nano, 3, 2015, 15-27
  • J.A. Isaacs, C.L. Alpert, M. Bates, C.J. Bosso, M.J. Eckelman, I. Linkov, W.C. Walker, Engaging Stakeholders in Nano-EHS Risk Governance, Editorial, Environment Systems and Decisions, 35, 2015, 24-28

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The National Academy of Engineering's Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers report features in Daniel Saulnier, Bob Tillman, & Tricia Lenihan for "Multiyear Engineering Ethics Case Study Approach" and Matthew Eckelman & Jacqueline Isaacs for "Case Studies for Engineering Ethics Across the Engineering Life Cycle".

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