In the video above, watch as Ian Schon (ENG’12) makes watches in his Allston studio. A mechanical engineer, he opened Schon Horology earlier this year to sell wristwatches he designs and makes himself.
Author: Emily C Wade
Searching for a Better Battery: ENG prof uses computational models to improve the capacity of lithium and metal batteries
Emily Ryan, an ENG associate professor of mechanical engineering (left), with graduate student Kathy Dupre (ENG’21). Ryan is using computer […]
“Big companies and major research universities have begun to work out new terms of engagement that could usher in the […]
Researchers have come up with a tool that offers a means of control over engineered cells, and it comes from a seemingly unlikely source: the hepatitis C genome. In combination with a widely available antiviral medication, the new system offers a novel tool: a highly specific way to turn engineered cells on and off, with an existing, proven medication.
Boston University, USP Launch Research Program to Investigate the Link between Poor-Quality Medicines and the Rise of Antimicrobial Resistance
A new fellowship offered by Boston University (BU) and USP, a global health organization that works with experts in science […]
Faced with a problem, David Boas will invent a way around it. Boas, the founding director of the Boston University Neurophotonics Center and a world leader in the field of neurophotonics, which uses light to peer inside the living brain, built a homemade Ethernet connection to speed his doctoral research (one year before the first web browser was unveiled) and wrote a software program to make a girlfriend’s research go faster.
Tyrone Porter grew up in Detroit. At the time, he says, the city was about 75 percent black. Now he’s a College of Engineering associate professor of mechanical engineering and of biomedical engineering, where the demographics are very different.
Boston University engineering professor Catherine Klapperich (BME, ME, MSE) understands just how powerful it is to have direct access to your medical information. She’s working to make that “little revolution” a lot bigger through simple, portable tests for conditions like HPV, malaria, and chlamydia that patients can use worldwide.
In 2012, a cluster of people in Lahore, Pakistan, started dying inexplicably. Most were mid- to low-income patients who had received free medicine at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology. Within a week, over 200 people died. An investigation found that the patients’ high blood pressure medication had been contaminated with similar-looking antimalarial ingredients.
Inspiring the next generation of rocket scientists and astronauts, and it all happened in school today. The unique lesson brought together college students, and third graders. And that made for an exciting day, reaching for the stars.