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.
Category: Spotlight Faculty
Professor Christos Cassandras (ECE, SE) was invited to be one of three guest editors on the April 2018 issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on smart cities; he also co-authored one of the papers along with Professor Ioannis Paschalidis (ECE, BME, SE), who co-authored two.
Assistant Professor Wilson Wong (BME) is the 2018 recipient of the ACS Synthetic Biology Young Investigator Award.
Professor Enrico Bellotti (ECE) is the principal investigator of a new $1.25 million interdisciplinary center that will work with collaborators from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, industry and academia to develop new simulation and design methodologies for semiconductor materials and devices.
When engineering students learn early how to design a solution—whether it’s a new medical device or a streamlined warehouse design—and take into account factors like sustainability and commercialization, solutions can become innovations.
There have been few cancer treatments with such a promising future as using the patient’s own immune system. Known as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, or CAR-T, this treatment uses re-engineered killer T-cells to attack cancer cells, but it also causes potentially deadly side effects. Now, research led by Assistant Professor Wilson Wong (BME) is opening doors to making such therapy safer and more effective.
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.
A new microchip technology capable of optically transferring data could solve a severe bottleneck in current devices to speed data transfer and reduce energy consumption by orders of magnitude.
Startup’s optoelectronic chips could reduce energy usage by up to 50 percent in data centers while increasing computing speeds. By […]
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.