Professor Leaves Northeastern After Studies Come Under Scrutiny

May 28, 2021
A prominent chemical engineer and nanomedicine professor at Northeastern University leaves his post after questions arise regarding images.

With allegations swirling regarding the integrity of dozens of his studies, prominent chemical engineer and professor of nanomedicine Thomas Webster leaves his post with Northeastern University, according to an article from Chemistry World.  Recent online scrutiny of Webster’s work includes reports of 69 studies he co-authored being flagged by PeerPub, a site that allows commenters to discuss published scientific articles.

According to the article, many of the papers were flagged for image irregularities by one researcher, Elisabeth Bik, who uncovered unusual patterns in Webster’s studies. Bik notes that Webster’s lab has been shuttered since November and he is no longer listed as the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Nanomedicine, a journal he founded and one which contained several of the studies in question.

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