The Department boasts a range of research that spans the diverse interests of our well-funded faculty and their interdisciplinary collaborations. A culture of collaboration is a major strengths of the department, facilitating integrative research based on interactions between investigators in different disciplines.
ECE faculty work with their students in conducting cross-cutting research in such areas as photonic materials, nanoscale structures, biotechnology, medical imaging, communications, computer security, embedded systems and space physics. Several Boston University research centers house collaborations among faculty from diverse fields. A number of faculty from other departments hold affiliate appointments in ECE and are engaged in collaborative research with our faculty and graduate students.
Research activities in ECE are broadly classified into three main areas: