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j.isaacs@northeastern.edu

Faculty Profile

Education

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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College Research Initiatives

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.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, Environment Systems and Decisions, 35(1), 2015, 24-28
  • L.M. Gilbertson, A.A. Busnaina, J.A. Isaacs, J.B. Zimmerman, M.J. Eckelman, Life Cycle Impacts and Benefits of a Carbon Nanotube-enabled Chemical Gas Sensor, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(19), 2014, 11360-11368
  • V.S. Espinoza, S. Erbis, L. Pourzahedi, M.J. Eckelman, J.A. Isaacs, Material Flow Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Lithium-ion Batteries used in Portable Computers, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2(7), 2014, 1642-1648
  • S. Erbis, S. Kamarthi, T.P. Cullinane,  J.A. Isaacs, Multistage Stochastic Programming (MSP) Model for Carbon Nanotube Production Capacity Expansion Planning, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2(7), 2014,1633–1641    
  • A.A. Busnaina, J. Mead, J. Isaacs, S. Somu, Nanomanufacturing and Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15(1984), 2013

Related News

February 19, 2016

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".

May 5, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the COE Faculty and Staff Awards.

September 16, 2013

Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Matthew Eckelman and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Professor Jackie Isaacs were awarded a $248K National Science Foundation (NSF) grant...

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