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BU Initiative on Cities to Fund Design of Waste-to-Energy Conversions for Municipal Solid Waste Mitigation

By Jasmine Carter
June 29th, 2015

by Jasmine Carter Waste management has always been a concern for policy makers. Years ago their main concern was how to move and dispose solid waste. Recycling efforts have reduced the amount of paper, glass, and metal found in waste, and what remains is a large amount of organic material that... More

Klapperich Interviewed in Futurity

By Jasmine Carter
June 25th, 2015

Klapperich Interviewed in Futurity Developing Rapid Test for HIV Viral Load By Barbara Moran, BU Research Futurity: Research news from top universities has published a Q&A with Professor Catherine Klapperich (BME, ME, MSE) on her innovations in point-of-care diagnostics.

College Announces New Master’s Degree Specializations

By Jasmine Carter
June 25th, 2015

Students Can Amplify Expertise in a High-Value Career Path By Janet A Smith Motivated by emerging economic sectors, the College of Engineering has created new Master’s degree specializations in the high-impact, interdisciplinary fields of Data Analytics, Cybersecurity and Robotics. The specializations are designed to meet the demand for highly skilled professionals in... More

Popular Science Recognizes ENG Prof for Cleantech Innovation

By Jasmine Carter
June 22nd, 2015

Power Grid Optimization Software Lowers Costs, Boosts Renewables By Mark Dwortzan In its June issue, Popular Science recognized Research Associate Professor Pablo Ruiz (ME) as one of 12 trailblazing energy technology innovators. Ruiz leads a team of researchers that has designed software that locates electric power grid congestion and reroutes power to... More

ME Professors Win CEIT Awards

By Jasmine Carter
June 12th, 2015

Congratulations to Professors Peter Zink and Enrique Gutierrez-Wing, who have received Course Innovation awards from the Center for Excellence and Innovation Teaching! The funding will go towards improving two very important Mechanical Engineering courses, Automation and Manufacturing Methods (ME 345) and Product Design (ME 360), by way of purchasing new equipment... More

Faster, Better, Cheaper– and Closer to Home

By Jasmine Carter
June 2nd, 2015

How a National BU Research Center is Transforming Cancer Care By Mark Dwortzan In the 1980s computing shifted from room-sized mainframes to personal computers that could easily fit on the desktop. For most users, there was no more need to submit batch jobs to a queue, wait hours for a printout, and... More

ME Faculty Receive First Schlumberger-BU Research Grants

By Jasmine Carter
May 21st, 2015

Graduate Fellowships to Support Innovation in Oil and Gas Extraction By Mark Dwortzan Professor Xin Zhang and Assistant Professor James C. Bird (both ME, MSE) have received the first Schlumberger-Boston University Research Fellowship grants, which pair BU graduate students with Schlumberger researchers to pursue early-stage research in technical areas of potential importance... More

Remembering Arthur Thompson

By Jasmine Carter
May 21st, 2015

First ENG Dean Put College on Path to Prominence By Mark Dwortzan Arthur T. Thompson, the first dean of Boston University College of Engineering, died on May 9 at the age of 96. Serving with distinction from 1964 to 1974, Thompson laid the foundation for the College’s accreditation, instituted novel degree programs and... More

The BEST Time to Be an Engineering is Now!

By Jasmine Carter
May 20th, 2015

College of Engineering Celebrates New Graduates By Janet A Smith There has never been a better time to be an engineer, because society has never needed these skills more urgently. This was the overarching message in speeches delivered at the College of Engineering’s undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies on May 16. In the... More

Dean’s Catalyst Awards Fund Promising, Early-Stage Projects

By Jasmine Carter
May 19th, 2015

By Mark Dwortzan The College of Engineering has funded four new projects through the Dean’s Catalyst Award (DCA) grant program, each focused on technologies that promise to make a significant impact on society. ENG and collaborating faculty will receive $40,000 per project to develop novel techniques to advance these technologies. Established by... More