MSE News

Office Artifacts: Karen Allen

By Cheryl R StewartFebruary 22nd, 2017in MSE Spotlight Faculty

This CAS/ENG scientist loves pop culture, especially Marvel comics By Joel Brown. BU TODAY. Photos by Cydney Scott A visitor might think that the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3-D Printer in Karen Allen’s office at the Metcalf Science Center is official BU apparatus, part of her lab equipment. Not so. “Knowing what... More

Professor Joyce Wong Has Been Selected to Receive the BU COE 2017 Charles DeLisi Award and Lecture

Congratulations to Professor Joyce Wong! Professor Wong (BME, MSE) will be presenting the Charles DeLisi Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, April 25th at 4pm in the Metcalf Trustee Ballroom. The College of Engineering Charles DeLisi Distinguished Lecture Series celebrates high impact research in engineering and annually honors one of our own who... More

BU Names Kilachand Honors College Associate Directors: Linda Doerrer, Paul Lipton Lend Scientific Thought to “Visionary” Curriculum

By Susan Seligson, BU Today. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi BU has named two associate directors of the Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College, one with a background in the sciences and the other in creative interdisciplinary approaches to education, as well as in science. Their knowledge and expertise... More

BME/MSE Professor and Graduate Student Published in PLOS Computational Biology

BME graduate student Jarred Mondonedo and BME/MSE Professor Bela Suki  have been published in PLOS Computational Biology, which is an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology. Their paper can be located here.    The research has also received large amounts of media coverage, which can be viewed via the following... More

Emphysema: A New Way to Predict Treatment Outcomes?

Computer model may lead to more personalized, optimized treatment By Barbara Moran, BU Research Emphysema is a long-term and devastating lung disease. As it progresses, the body’s own inflammatory enzymes slowly digest and destroy alveoli, the delicate sacs where oxygen from air is transferred to the bloodstream. The damaged alveoli form large... More

Metamaterials: Tuning into Long-Wavelength Light

MSE/ME Professor Xin Zhang's Lab Research Published in Microsystems & Nanoengineering-Nature: Researchers in the United States have created an artificial material with optical properties that can be changed using an electrical voltage. Metamaterials consist of repeating arrays of subwavelength elements that are designed to interact with light in ways that go... More

ENG Key Partner in Newly Announced $80 Million Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing USA Institute

The College of Engineering has been selected as a key partner in a major, federally supported initiative aimed at creating a new industry that may one day manufacture living tissue and organs at scale for rapid delivery to patients. The US Department of Defense has funded a nation-wide consortium of government, More

Three Members of ENG Faculty Named IEEE Fellows

Professor Xin Zhang (ME, MSE), Professor Calin Belta (ME, SE, ECE) and Professor Stan Sclaroff (CS, ECE), have been named fellows with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).   Zhang was nominated for her “contributions to microelectromechanical systems.” Zhang has applied MEMS techniques to develop metamaterials, arrays of engineered structures... More

Yang Yu is Honored With MSE Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award

Congratulations to Yang Yu, recipient of the 2016 MSE Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award for his dissertation: Surface Segregation in Strontium Doped Lanthanum Cobalt Ferrite: Effect of Composition, Strain and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide. Advisor: Soumendra Basu Yang Yu’s research involves the study and understanding of the surface stability of complex oxides used as... More

Worth More: BU Engineering Ranked #8 in Mid-Career Salary

By Emily C WadeJanuary 19th, 2017in NEWS

by Emily Wade Engineering has a reputation for being a lucrative major, but Boston University College of Engineering graduates experience an even greater return on their investment, according to a new report. PayScale, the world's largest database of individual salary profiles, has ranked the Boston University College of Engineering #8 in... More