MSE Graduate Student Receives $5,000 Grant from the Gerondelis Foundation

January 13th, 2015

Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsos, a second-year MSE PhD candidate, was selected to receive a $5,000 grant from the Gerondelis Foundation.  With this grant, Kyrtsos plans to continue his computational studies of point defects in GaN research with Professor Enrico Bellotti (MSE, ECE). Kyrtsos earned his bachelor’s degree from the National Technical University of... More

A Paper Strip Test for TB?

January 12th, 2015

BME Postdoc Demos Promising Portable Diagnostic By Mark Dwortzan Diagnostic tests for tuberculosis usually involve chest x-rays, which require heavy, expensive equipment, or phlegm samples, which can take weeks to culture. In resource-limited countries where TB is endemic, such tests are hard to come by outside of major cities, leaving healthcare workers... More

MSE Graduate Student Invited to ARPA-E Energy Innovations Summit

January 9th, 2015

By Mark Dwortzan MSE PhD student Meliha Gozde Rainville is one of only 100 US graduate students invited to attend the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to explore the nation’s energy challenges in new and innovative... More

ENG Grad Students Win Awards at Premiere Materials Research Conference

December 10th, 2014

By Mark Dwortzan Vying with nearly 3,000 entries in the Poster Session competition at the 2014 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting and Exhibit on December 3, a Boston University College of Engineering entry won second place honors. In addition, another ENG poster received the award for the MRS University Chapters... More

Making Nanomanufacturing Viable

December 9th, 2014

MSE's David Bishop Offers Roadmap in Physics Today Cover Story By Mark Dwortzan BU researchers envision mass-producing high-speed nanoscale devices ranging from integrated circuits to biosensors, but their aspirations have been hampered by a persistent inability to precisely manipulate nanomaterials to build reliable, functional products at a reasonable cost. In a nutshell, More