Category: ME Spotlight Faculty

Metamaterials Offer Communications Breakthroughs

Professor Xin Zhang (ME, ECE, BME, MSE) is an expert in the field of metamaterials and recently her lab has developed two new structures that can manipulate sound and electromagnetic waves. Although they are different, both offer two forms of wave control in their own spectrums, performance yet seen in other devices.

US News Lists BU among Most Innovative Universities

BU was named one of the most innovative national universities for the first time in the 2019 US News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, out today. “I think there’s a general understanding that the world of higher education is changing rapidly,” says Gerald Fine (MSE, ME). “The leadership of the University has created an environment where experimentation in better ways to educate students is encouraged.”

Rebecca Khurshid Joins Systems Engineering to Advance the Relationship Between Humans and Robots

Khurshid heads the BU CAIR Laboratory and opens doors to SE graduate students this fall. Systems engineers further CAIR productivity by offering a strong mathematical background to model the complexities of systems consisting of human beings and robots. These models can then be used to generate desired behaviors in a robotic partner.