Engineers solve grand challenges by forming interdisciplinary centers
Author: Liz Sheeley
New device could make lumpectomies faster and more precise
The College of Engineering honored three alumni for their career achievements and for the support they have given their alma mater and community during BU Alumni Weekend ceremony in September. After a welcoming address from Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen, two current students introduced the three 2018 honorees – Larry Leszczynski (BME ’85, ’87), Anne Hines (BME ’85) and Tonie Leatherberry (ME ’85).
The National Inventors Hall of Fame has named Jang Hwan Cho, a BME graduate student, as a finalist in this year’s Collegiate Inventors Competition.
Assistant Professor Sahar Sharifzadeh (ECE, MSE, Physics) was recognized by Nature as one of 11 early- to mid-career scientists making an impact in their fields.
Boston University makes the short list of top Robotics Universities, according to Analytics Insight. The Robotics Lab at Boston University’s college of engineering offers three distinct research topics to impart the knowledge of how to program and create robotic automation among its students. Boston University Robotics Lab is a self-contained research facility situated in the Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC) on Boston University’s Charles River campus.
Three ENG researchers, Assistant Professor Mary Dunlop, Assistant Professor Wilson Wong, and Professor Ji-Xin Cheng, were awarded a three-year, $1.5M Department of Energy grant to develop technology to better understand and measure the synthesis of biofuels in living cells.
Assistant Professor Allyson Sgro (BME) has been awarded a two-year grant under the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 10 Big Ideas program to elucidate how cells work together to form groups.
Two ENG professors have been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Kamal Sen (BME) and Co-Principal Investigator Associate Professor Xue Han (BME) will study the neural networks that allow the brain to distinguish sounds from each other.
About 80 middle school students gained exposure to engineering concepts – many for the first time – through the hands-on U-Design program over the summer.