Category: Spotlight Research

Researchers illuminate the path to a new era of microelectronics

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.

Counterfeit Viagra Is a Problem

In 2012, a cluster of people in Lahore, Pakistan, started dying inexplicably. Most were mid- to low-income patients who had received free medicine at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology. Within a week, over 200 people died. An investigation found that the patients’ high blood pressure medication had been contaminated with similar-looking antimalarial ingredients.

Institute-incubated Research Leveraged for Major Google Research Award

The following article was published on the Hariri Institute’s website on Friday, March 16th, 2018. To see the complete list […]

Ending the Era of the Single-Discipline Engineer

Product developers used to depend on a primary engineering discipline to realize a design. For example, automobile manufacturers use to rely largely on mechanical engineers to design their products. More recently, companies have needed to hire a blend of software, computer, electrical mechanical and systems engineers for cars, particularly electric ones. Increasingly, the most innovative products rely both on an interdisciplinary approach and the use of massive amounts of data to support product development and operation.

Luca Dal Negro Promoted to Full ECE Professorship

Professor Luca Dal Negro, PhD (ECE, MSE, Physics) was promoted to the rank of Professor in Boston University’s College of Engineering.