Affiliated Faculty

Affiliated Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) faculty are scientifically associated with the MSE program and serve as advisors and thesis committee members.

Appointed faculty are listed separately.

Faculty Member Research
Professor Barbone Paul Barbone

Professor

College of Engineering

ME

barbone@bu.edu

617-353-6063

Theoretical and computational (bio) mechanics, multi-scale modeling, microstructure, theoretical and computational acoustics.
baxter-new Ethan Baxter

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Earth & Environment

efb@bu.edu

617-358-2844

Isotope geochemistry, petrology, and mineralogy to understand the evolution of the solid Earth including the role of minerals in the storage and cycling of water and carbon-dioxide.
Professor Bifano Thomas G. Bifano

Professor; Director, Photonics Center

College of Engineering

ME

tgb@bu.edu

617-353-8899

Deformable mirrors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), adaptive optics.
Bird-James-2012p James C. Bird

Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

ME

jbird@bu.edu

617-358-6929


Interfacial fluid dynamics, fluid-solid interactions, microfluidics, electrohydrodynamics, drops and bubbles
Professor Caradonna John Caradonna

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry

caradonn@bu.edu

617-353-1692

Mechanism of action of non-heme iron metalloproteins with a focus on the chemistry of metalloenzyme active sites involved in biological oxidation reactions.
Professor Castro-Neto Antonio Castro-Neto

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Physics

neto@bu.edu

617-353-6116

Graphene, strongly correlated systems, disordered magnetic systems.
Professor Chamon Claudio Chamon

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Physics

chamon@bu.edu

617-353-5787

Strongly correlated quantum matter and out-of-equilibrium dynamics of classlical and quantum systems.
Chen, Xin Xin Chen

Assistant  Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry

Physical surface chemistry of soft materials.
Professor Chou Laisheng Chou

Professor

Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Restorative Sciences/Biomaterials

lchou@bu.edu

617-638-5598

Molecular biocompatibility of implant materials.
david-coker-240x300 David Coker

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry

coker@bu.edu

617-353-2490


The Coker Group uses and develops new theoretical and computational methods to explore how electronic and vibrational excitation of reactant molecules in different environments can influence the outcome of chemical reactions of these molecules. Because electronic and vibrational relaxation of excited reactants is fundamentally quantum mechanical in nature,  the methods they use must accurately describe the transfer of energy between the classical environment and the quantal reactive system.
James Collins

Professor

College of Engineering

BME

jcollins@bu.edu

617-353-0390

Synthetic biology; systems biology; noise-enhanced sensorimotor function
Chuanhua-Duan Chuanhua Duan

Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

ME

duan@bu.edu

617-353-3270

Energy conversion and storage, Micro/nanofluidics, Phase change heat transfer
Professor El-Batanouny Michael El-Batanouny

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Physics

elbat@bu.edu

617-353-4721

Magnetism at surfaces.
Professor Faul Ulrich Faul

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Earth Science

ufaul@bu.edu

617-358-4341

Rock physics and upper mantle processes.
Fine-Gerry-p Gerry Fine

Professor of the Practice

College of Engineering
ME

gjfine@bu.edu

617-353-5664

 

Product design and innovation, manufacturing/operations strategy and management, formation and management of technology ventures, advanced manufacturing techniques
Fougere Gretchen Fougere

Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity
College of Engineering

gfougere@bu.edu

617-353-5664


The Boston University College of Engineering reaches out to people of all ages to show them the excitement, impact and fun that an engineering career can bring. By demonstrating how mathematics, the natural sciences and creativity can be used to find solutions to real-world problems, the College helps draw the next generation of technological innovators into the engineering profession.
Professor Frank-Kamenetskii Maxim Frank-Kamenetskii

Professor

College of Engineering

BME

mfk@bu.edu

617-353-8498

DNA, pNA DNA structures; DNA topology; DNA functioning, PNA (peptide nucleic acid).
Professor Jones Guilford Jones

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry

giljones@bu.edu

617-353-8656

Photochemistry and photophysical properties of dyes, dye probes, and chromophore conjugates of polymers and proteins. Design of photosynthetic models (photoactive peptides) that are capable of charge transport.
Professor Klein William Klein

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Physics

klein@bu.edu

617-353-2188

Statistical physics of materials.
Professor McDaniel J. Gregory McDaniel

Associate Professor

College of Engineering

ME

jgm@bu.edu

617-353-4847

Structural acoustics and interactions of vibrations and acoustics with complex structures and media.
Professor Meller Amit Meller

Associate Professor

College of Engineering

BME

ameller@bu.edu

617-358-4338

Biomolecular interactions and dynamics, single molecule sensors, nanomaterials, biopolymers.
mohanty Pritiraj Mohanty

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Physics

Email: mohanty@bu.edu

Phone: 617-353-2600

Nanoscale materials, mechanical properties.
Professor Morse Theodore Morse

Professor

College of Engineering

ECE

tfmorse@bu.edu

617-353-2811

Aerosol techniques for the synthesis of fiber lasers, unagglommerated nanoscale particles. Recent efforts have also been in the areas of synthesis of transparent, polycrystalline ceramics for high power laser applications, and for the use of these particles in the development of large scale gamma-ray scintillators for medical imaging and explosive detection.
Professor Nathanson Dan Nathanson

Professor

Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Restorative Sciences/Biomaterials

dnathan@bu.edu

617-638-4702

Biomaterials with emphasis is on esthetic restorative materials.
Professor Park Harold Park

Associate Professor

College of Engineering
ME

parkhs@bu.edu

617-353-4208

Surface effects on the mechanical properties of nanoelectromechanical systems, coupled physics (thermomechanical, optomechanical, electromechanical) analyses of nanomaterials, mechanics of graphene, multiple scale modeling of solids, atomistic modeling of metal nanowites.
Professor Pober Richard Pober

Research Associate Professor

Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Restorative Sciences/Biomaterials

rpober@bu.edu

617-638-5685

Ceramics engineering, interpenetrating phase materials, mechanics of materials, materials design, process design, equipment design.
Professor Polkovnikov Anatoli Polkovnikov

Assistant Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Physics

asp@bu.edu

617-358-4394

Strongly correlated systems, physics of cold atoms and spin systems, superconductivity.
Porter-20101 Tyrone Porter

Associate Professor

College of Engineering
ME

tmp@bu.edu

617-353-7366


Integration of ultrasound technologies with chemical and biomolecular engineered vesicles for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
Professor Rebbi Claudio Rebbi

Professor and Chairman

College of Arts and Sciences

Physics

rebbi@bu.edu

617-353-9058

Computational methods applied to the study of quantum chromodynamics (QCD, the theory of interacting quarks and gluons).
Professor Redner Sidney Redner

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Physics

redner@bu.edu

617-353-2618

Non-equilibrium statistical physics of materials.
Professor Reinhard Björn M. Reinhard

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry

bmr@bu.edu

617-358-0511

Photophysical properties of nanoparticles and the applications of these nanoparticles to biological sensors and devices.
Emily-Ryan Emily Ryan

Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

ME

ryanem@bu.edu

617-353-7767

Heat transfer , thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, reactive transport, fuel cells, electrochemistry, energy systems, competitive adsorption, pore-scale phenomena, porous media, computational and multi-scale modeling, engineering educational outreach
Michelle-Sander-Web Michelle Sander

Assistant ProfessorCollege of Engineering

ECE

msander@bu.edu
617 358-0505

Femtosecond lasers, ultrafast photonics and nonlinear processes, fiber and integrated optics, frequency combs, infrared spectroscopy and biomedical applications
Professor Sandvik Anders Sandvik

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Physics

sandvik@bu.edu

617-353-3843

Computational research on interacting quantum many-body systems.
Professor Schmidt Aaron Schmidt

Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

ME

schmidt@bu.edu

617-353-3843

Nanoscale energy transport, ultrafast laser metrology, and laser-material interaction.
Professor Segrè Daniel Segrè

Assistant Professor

College of Engineering
BME

dsegre@bu.edu

617-358-2301

Evolutionary dynamics of biological networks, in particular in the interplay between response to genetic and environmental perturbations, genomic-level functional organization, and optimal adaptation.
Professor Sharon Andre Sharon

Professor

College of Engineering

ME

sharon@bu.edu

617-353-8776

Electromechanical machine design, controls, automation, biotech/biomedical instrumentation, devices, and rapid micro-diagnostics platforms.
Professor Smith Michael L. Smith

Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

BME

msmith@bu.edu

617-358-5489

Mechanotransduction via the extracellular matrix; fibronectin; engineered cell culture platforms for regulating and measuring cell behavior in vitro.
Professor Stanley H. Eugene Stanley

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Physics

hes@bu.edu

617-353-2617

Statistical physics of materials.
Professor Suki Bela Suki

Professor

College of Engineering

BME

bsuki@bu.edu

617-353-5907

Biomechanics of tissues and extracellular matrix, the ensemble behavior of complex biological systems; nonlinearities in biological systems.
Professor Tien Joe TienAssistant

Professor

College of Engineering

BME

jtien@bu.edu

617-358-3055

Biological materials, microvascular tissue engineering; microvascular physiology; hydrogels.
tsui Daniel Tsui

Research Professor

College of Engineering

ECE

tsui@bu.edu

617-353-1334


Fundamental properties of electronic materials, especially conduction in ultra-small structures, transport, and quantum physics of electronic materials in strong magnetic fields and low temperatures, in particular, the quantum phases and their phase transitions.
Professor Zhang Katherine Yanhang Zhang

Associate Professor

College of Engineering

ME

yanhang@bu.edu

617-358-4406

Mechanical behavior of soft biological tissue, multi-scale modeling of biological composites, thin film mechanics.
Professor Ziegler Lawrence Ziegler

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry

lziegler@bu.edu

617-353-8663

Ultrafast femtosecond laser measurements in a variety of materials, femtosecond carrier relaxation dynamics and optical properties of wide range of materials which include liquids, supercritical fluids, photodissociative molecules, biologically important species and wide band gap semiconductors.
Zink-Peter-c Peter A. Zink

Research Assistant Professor/Lecturer

College of Engineering

ME
pzink@bu.edu
617-358-1631

Electrochemical sensors, ceramics materials synthesis, energy storage and conversion, fuel cells.