Phillips (affiliated SE professor) and a team of researchers from several universities and nonprofits are finding out, and they are concerned. Of the 108 volatile organic compounds, or substances that easily become vapors or gases, found in gas from four Massachusetts municipalities tested, 27 are chemicals that are considered hazardous by federal Clean Air Act standards, and 12 are suspected carcinogens.
Category: SE Spotlight Faculty
The College of Engineering has established a new, interdisciplinary Center for Autonomous and Robotics Systems (CARS) that will build upon the expertise and experience of the current faculty and advanced facilities.
For BUMechE professor Michael Gevelber, the Climate Action Plan has been a project 10 years in the making. By Shruti […]
New Study Offers Hope for Urban Commuters: A new paper by faculty and student researchers from BU College of Engineering could dramatically ease commuter frustration.
By Maureen Stanton Frustration. Rage. Anxiety. These are just some of the adjectives people use to describe their emotional state […]
A team of College of Engineering researchers has won a $1 million contract from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop COSSY (Computational Occupancy Sensing SYstem), a system of sensors that can estimate the number of people in a room and adjust air flow in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) appropriately, with the goal of saving energy.
Agriculture. Automotive. Medicine. Biotechnology. Name an industry, and Professor Calin Belta (ME, SE, ECE) can tell you how the field of robotics will impact it—if it hasn’t already.
Professor Christos Cassandras (ECE, SE) was interviewed and quoted in an article by Claudia Gieb on futurism.com. Read the full […]
Armed With $12 Million, Researchers Aim for Early Detection of Lung Cancer: Avrum Spira Leads Stand Up to Cancer Dream Team
MED’s Avrum Spira, a pulmonary physician scientist who has devoted his career to research on early detection of lung cancer, […]
The Symposium on the Control of Network Systems (SCONES) took place on October 16 & 17, 2017 on the campus […]
Science can be a risky investment. Large government institutions that hold the purse strings to research dollars want to know their investment is sound. But great scientific ideas don’t always come with a guarantee of success.