Category: Spotlight Faculty

New Self-Lubricating Condom Would Revolutionize Safe Sex

Other than adding flavors and colors, it’s been nearly 50 years since a major advancement in the design of condoms. That may have changed this week when Boston University researchers announced the invention of a self-lubricating condom that could have widespread benefits in preventing sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Honor Three ENG Grads

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).

ENG Researchers Win $1.5M Department of Energy Grant

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.