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Faculty Profile: Professor of Practice Greg Blonder

By Jasmine Carter
February 8th, 2016

By Rachel Riley When Greg Blonder received an HP 35 calculator as a high school graduation present, he did not use it for a few weeks. He simply held it, astounded by the idea that a pocket-sized device could hold the power equivalent to rooms of bulky IBM computers. Years before his... More

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Faculty Profile: Assistant Professor Brian Walsh

By Jasmine Carter
February 1st, 2016

By Rachel Riley When it comes to mechanical engineering, Brian Walsh delights in the challenges of building spacecraft and other devices that are able to withstand the furious vibrations of rocket launches, immense swings in temperature between areas of sun and shadow, and massive doses of radiation present beyond Earth’s atmosphere. “There... More

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Zhang, Damiano, Shinn-Cunningham Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

By Jasmine Carter
January 26th, 2016

By Sara Elizabeth Cody Prof. Xin Zhang (ME, MSE), Prof. Edward Damiano (BME) and Prof. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (BME) have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the... More

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Naturally Inspired

By Jasmine Carter
January 12th, 2016

Zhang's Research Takes a Page from Biology to Build Materials By Sara Elizabeth Cody At first glance, diatoms seem to have little to do with engineering. However, to Professor Xin Zhang, (ME, MSE), they are the central focus of a recently published study coming from her Laboratory for Microsystems Technology. "By drawing inspiration... More

Big Things in Small Packages

By Jasmine Carter
January 11th, 2016

Assistant Professor Brian Walsh (ME) plans to develop and launch a small x-ray imaging spacecraft to study the interaction between solar wind and the Earth's magnetic field under a 4-year, $2.4 million NASA grant. The goal of Cusp Plasma Imaging Detector (CuPID) is to use a wide-field-of-view x-ray telescope to learn... More

Professors Elected to AIMBE’s College of Fellows

By Jasmine Carter
December 17th, 2015

Professor Xin Zhang(ME) and Professor Ed Damiano (BME) were recently elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.                

National Science Foundation Sponsors Workshop on Smart Cities in Arlington, VA

By Jasmine Carter
December 15th, 2015

Led and coordinated by Boston University's Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) - by Christina Polyzos Boston University Professor and Head of the Division of Systems Engineering Christos Cassandras was invited by the National Science Foundation to organize and chair a Workshop on Smart Cities, a subject of great national interest... More

ECE and ME Seniors Bring 2015 National SpaceVision Conference to BU

By Jasmine Carter
December 14th, 2015

By Rebecca Jahnke (COM ‘17) and Bhumika Salwan (Questrom ’16) Boston University hosted over 300 attendees November 12-15th at the Metcalf Trustee Center for the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) SpaceVision 2015 Conference. The  conference is entirely student-run and space-centric. It bills itself as connecting present with future space... More

Professor Zhang’s Research Featured on APL and EML Covers

By Jasmine Carter
December 8th, 2015

     

Professor Xin Zhang Elected as OSA Fellow

By Jasmine Carter
November 6th, 2015

Professor Xin Zhang has been elected as a Fellow of the Optical Society of America for "outstanding achievement and contribution in terahertz metamaterials, biophotonics and energy using microelectromechanical systems." Zhang was also recently elected as an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow in 2015. Zhang is one of 3,347 Fellows out... More