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Professor Cheng Awarded $2.4 Million Grant by NIH

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng awarded huge grant to continue his groundbreaking biomedical research. By Caroline Amato Professor Ji-Xin Cheng (ECE, BME, MSE) was awarded a $2.4 million grant by the National Institutes of Health for sensing vulnerable plaque in vivo by an all-optical intravascular ultrasound and photoacoustic catheter. NIH awards grants for groundbreaking... More

Plastics: Durable, Diverse, and Indestructible

PBS broadcast NOVA invites Professor Malika Jeffries-EL (Chemistry, MSE) to explain plastics. Watch the full PBS segment here Brief episode abstract: Through a series of lab experiments, "Beyond the Elements" host David Pogue learns that there are tens of thousands of grades of plastics, each tailored for a specific purpose. What do we... More

Meet BU’s Newest Engineers to be Named AAAS Fellows

Excerpts from an article by Jessica Colarossi for The Brink Uday Pal turns moon dust into oxygen, and Catherine Klapperich develops disease diagnostics for low-resource communities Each year, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to their fields of expertise. As the chaotic... More

Klapperich, Pal Named AAAS Fellows

By Patrick L. Kennedy Two College of Engineering faculty have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Professor Catherine Klapperich (BME, MSE, ME) and Professor Uday Pal (ME, MSE) were selected for extraordinary achievements in their fields by the... More

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Imaging technique solves long standing mystery in fighting fungal infections

By Alex LaSalvia Fungal infections are estimated to be currently affecting nearly a billion people around the world, with severity ranging from asymptomatic to life threatening. Battling these infections is one of the most important public health challenges today, and the medication amphotericin B (AmB) is a powerful first line of... More

Joyce Wong Elected National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Whether innovating COVID-19 negative pressure isolation tents for hospitals, devising a way to image and treat abdominal surgical adhesions, or creating a method to enhance tissue engineering, Wong has adopted a mindset of innovation. More

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Bionsensor Development with Support from the Society of Women Engineers

“Karthika is the epitome of drive and motivation which is evident in the project for which she received the scholarship,” said Professor Mark Grinstaff (BME, Chem, MSE, MED). “Her pioneering idea is based on microbial transcription factors and offers the possibility to create low-cost portable sensors for almost any [chemical substance].” More

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Klapperich Changing Boston for the Better

Named in Boston Business Journal’s List of 50 Leaders Making a Difference Catherine Klapperich and her team built a robust COVID-19 testing program with the capacity to test BU’s roughly 35,000 students every three days throughout the semester. Professor Catherine Klapperich was selected by the Boston Business Journal along with five BU alumni, another... More

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