Bonecrusher: Engineering Professor Elise Morgan looks for a better way to predict spine fractures

February 11th, 2016

By Barbara Moran As far as age-related fractures go, broken hips are the biggie, the injury that people fear most—the one that could end your life as you know it, or end your life, period. But while broken hips garner the most attention, spine fractures are far more common, affecting approximately... More

Announcing the Winners of the 2016 MSE Innovation Grants

February 5th, 2016

The Division of Materials Science & Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 MSE Innovation Grants. They are: Harold Park, ME and David Campbell, Physics “Novel Memory Effect Materials: the Monolayer Group-IV Monochalcogenides” The discovery of two-dimensional graphene and the recognition of its many exotic electronic properties have led to... More

Zhang, Damiano Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

January 26th, 2016

By Sara Elizabeth Cody Prof. Xin Zhang (ME, MSE) and Prof. Edward Damiano (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 country, including engineering and... More

Forums Bring Together BU Faculty Researchers, Funders

January 19th, 2016

New effort to demystify logistics for professors By Rich Barlow Muhammad Zaman (BME, MSE) is hardly a slouch as a researcher. His team’s PharmaChk detector of counterfeit medicines has won big-league backing, including from Bill and Melinda Gates, and it helped make the College of Engineering biomedical engineering professor one of BU’s... More

Holmes, Stepp Receive NSF CAREER Award

January 13th, 2016

Thin rod study has potential for smart needles, robotic arms By Mark Dwortzan ENG's Douglas Holmes will receive $500,000 over the next five years to study the mechanics of how thin rods move through tissue and other soft, fragile media. Photo courtesy of the College of Engineering Douglas Holmes, an assistant professor... More