Rebecca Carrier

Rebecca Carrier

Affiliated Faculty
Professor for College of Engineering


  • Drug Delivery, Intestinal Engineering, Micro Biome-host Interactions, Mucosal Transport, Tissue Engineering

About Rebecca Carrier

Rebecca Carrier earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, USA, in 1995, and a Doctoral Degree in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000, where she worked in cardiac muscle tissue engineering. After completing her graduate studies, Dr. Carrier worked at Pfizer, Inc., as a Senior Research Scientist in oral controlled release drug delivery for three years. She joined the Northeastern University (NU) Chemical Engineering Department in 2003. The goal of Dr. Carrier’s research program integrates drug delivery and tissue engineering to enable technologies that benefit human health, with efforts mainly focused on the intestine and the retina. To advance research efforts, Dr. Carrier has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF), and Dr. Carrier has also fostered collaboration and worked closely with multiple industrial partners including Pfizer, Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Simulations Plus, Inc., a leader in development of pharmaceutical modeling software. Dr. Carrier received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2008 for mechanistic studies and modeling of lipid based drug delivery systems in the GI tract, the NU “Outstanding Teacher” and “Faculty Fellow” Awards in 2011 and 2014 for excellence in teaching and research leadership, and the Soren Buus Outstanding Research Award in 2017. She was invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering (2016) and Frontiers of Engineering Education (2013) Symposia. She served as the Member-At-Large for the Society for Biomaterials from 2018-2019, and was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2019.


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