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Welcome New BUMECHE Faculty (Fall 2018)

By Selam WoldeselassieSeptember 14th, 2018in NEWS

We are so happy to announce the recent addition of two very talented and passionate BUMECHE faculty. William (Will) Boley is a new BUMECHE Assistant Professor. His research focuses on multi-functional additive manufacturing for electronics, optics, sensors, and shape-shifting structures. Prior to joining the department, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the John... More

Duan Wins DARPA Young Faculty Award

Duan’s award will help fund his research into replicating cell-to-cell communication. He is one of the 35 YFA awardees this year and will receive close to $500,000 from DARPA over the next two years to pursue his project and he could receive an additional $500,000 based on the progress of the project. More

Shrinking Down Soft Robots

A novel four-step process has been developed by researchers including Assistant Professor Tommaso Ranzani (ME) and Assistant Professor Sheila Russo (ME) to construct microfluidic origami for reconfigurable pneumatic/hydraulic (MORPH) systems. Their work, published in Advanced Materials, details the process and demonstrates its capabilities with the fabrication of a highly complex soft structure. More

Professor James “Jacy” Bird Named Early Risers (PRISM Summer 2018 issue)

We are very proud to announce that BUMechE and Materials Professor James "Jacy" Bird was named in PRISM Magazine's Summer 2018 issue among Early Risers: 20 High-Achieving Researchers and Educators Under 40. Read feature below, Piercing the Mystery of Bubbles.  Please join us in congratulating him on this wonderful achievement!

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BU’s ANDESITE Team Earns Second Place, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Paper Competition

Submitted by: Hannah Levin ME '18 A few weeks ago, three representatives from Boston University's ANDESITE small satellite team earned second place in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region I Student Paper Competition. ANDESITE is a project overseen by Professor Brian Walsh (ME) as part of his Space Technologies... More