Appointed Faculty

The Division of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is home of faculty engaged in cutting-edge interdisciplinary materials research across the University, including faculty in engineering, physics, and chemistry.

Affiliated faculty are listed separately.

Faculty Member Research
304 Richard Averitt
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics
raveritt@physics.bu.edu
617-353-2619
Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy of Materials
Time-Integrated Optical Spectroscopy of Materials
Terahertz (far-infrared) Spectroscopy
Correlated Electron Materials
Metamaterials and Plasmonics
Faculty_bansil Rama Bansil
Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics
rb@bu.edu
617-353-2629
Synthetic and biological macromolecules.
11-3517-MSEGROUPS-016 Soumendra N. Basu
Professor
MSE Associate Division Head
College of Engineering
ME
basu@bu.edu
617-353-6728
Thin films for energy, photonic, electronic, and superconducting applications: thermal barrier and environmental barrier coatings for gas turbine and fuel cell applications, environmental degradation of materials at elevated temperatures, structure and stability of interfaces, and characterization of structure and phase transformations in materials using electron microscopy techniques.
Professor Bellotti Enrico Bellotti
Professor
College of Engineering
ECE
bellotti@bu.edu
617-358-1576
Computational electronics; semiconductor materials and device simulations; power electronics; parallel computing.
David Bishop, Head, Division of Materials Science and Engineering Dave Bishop
Professor
MSE Division Head
College of Engineering
ECE
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics
djb1@bu.edu
617-358-4080
Low temperature physics; mechanical properties of materials at low temperatures; MEMS and NEMS; MEMS in lightwave networks; all-optical switching; superconductivity and superfluidity; magnetic vortices in superconductors and their phase transitions; nanotechnology; Casimir effect and Casimir oscillators; VLSI cooling using nano-patterned structures; energy efficient networking; electron coherence effects in metallic nanostructures at low temperatures; cybersecurity and protecting critical infrastructure
Scott Bunch Scott Bunch
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
ME
bunch@bu.edu
617-353-7706
Experimental Nanomechanics of 2D Materials, Molecular Transport through Porous Graphene, Graphene Adhesion, Mechanical Properties of 2D Materials, Graphene Balloons and Atomic Drums
Campbell David Campbell
Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics

617-353-1948
General nonlinear phenomena and complex systems; novel electronic materials, including conducting polymers and organic and high tc superconductors; electron transport in semiconductor superlattices
Professor dal Negro Luca Dal Negro
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
ECE
dalnegro@bu.edu
617-358-2627
Optical amplification phenomena and laser physics; optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures; photonic crystals, anderson light localization and aperiodic dielectrics; nanophotonics and plasmonics.
Dennis Allison Dennis
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
BME
aldennis@bu.edu
617-353-2805
Semiconductor quantum dots as nanoscale sensors
Professor Doerrer Linda Doerrer
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry
doerrer@bu.edu
617-358-4335
Magnetic materials and metals.
Studio Portrait of Areo/Mech ENG Prof. Kamil Ekinci Kamil Ekinci
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
ME
ekinci@bu.edu
617-353-8670
Nanomechanics, nanofluidics, nanophotonics, applications of MEMS and NEMS.
Professor Erramilli Shyamsunder Erramilli Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics
shyam@bu.edu
617-353-2600
Biological materials.
Gevelber-2010 Michael Gevelber
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
ME
gevelber@bu.edu
617-353-9693
Electrospinning of nanofibers, plasma spray, ebeam deposition, crystal growth, CVD.
Professor Giordano Russell Giordano
Associate Professor
Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Restorative Sciences/Biomaterials
rgiord@bu.edu
617-638-5592
Fabrication of multiple phase interpenetrating ceramic composites.
Professor Goldberg Bennett Goldberg
Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics
goldberg@bu.edu
617-353-5789
Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology
Room- and low-temperature, near-field microscopy of semiconductors and biological systems; magneto-optics and magneto- transport of two- and one-dimensional electron fields.
Goldfarb-Jillian-p Jillian Goldfarb
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
ME
jilliang@bu.edu
617-353-3883
Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Pyrolysis and Combustion, Renewable Energy, Novel Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications, Materials Characterization and Environmental Degradation
Professor Gopalan Srikanth Gopalan
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
ME
sgopalan@bu.edu
617-358-2297
Fuel cells, Chemical thermodynamics, kinetics and transport phenomena to model the behavior of electrochemical systems.
Professor Grinstaff Mark Grinstaff
Associate Professor
College of Engineering/BME
College of Arts and Sciences/Chemistry
mgrin@bu.edu
617-358-3429
Polymers, biomaterials, nanomaterials, wound repair, tissue engineering.
Professor Jasti Ramesh Jasti
Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry
jasti@bu.edu
617-358-5543
Synthetic organic chemistry, materials, nanotechnology.
Jonathan-Klamkin-for-web Jonathan Klamkin
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
ECE
klamkin@bu.edu
617-353-9845
Integrated photonics, silicon photonics, optical communications, nanophotonics, microwave photonics,
compound semiconductors, photonic integration techniques, electronic-photonic integration.
Professor Klapperich Catherine Klapperich
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
MEBME
catherin@bu.edu
617-358-0253
Nanomechanics of hydrated biomaterials implants, Tissue engineering scaffold materials, Drug delivery, Bio-micro
electromechanical systems (BioMEMs).
Professor Lin Xi Lin
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
ME
linx@bu.edu
617-358-3417
Materials theory, predictive simulation of materials electronic, optical, magnetic, and mechanical properties.
Professor Ludwig Karl Ludwig Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics
ludwig@bu.edu
617-353-9346
Surfaces, real time x-ray studies during thin film processing, phase transitions.
Professor Mazumder Malay Kumar Mazumder Research Professor
College of Engineering
ECE
mazumder@bu.edu
617-353-2811
Particle technology, material engineering, electrostatic engineering.
Professor Morgan Elise Morgan
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
ME
efmorgan@bu.edu
617-353-2791
Mechanical behavior of biological materials, mechanical stimulation of tissue differentiation, micromechanics of multiscale media, damage mechanics.
Professor Moustakas Theodore Moustakas Professor
Associate Division Head
College of Engineering
ECE
tdm@bu.edu
617-353-5431
Growth by MBE, HVPE and MOCVD of nitride semiconductors; optical devices (LEDs, LDs, optical modulators, detectors).
Professor Paiella Roberto Paiella
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
ECE
rpaiella@bu.edu
617-353-8883
Optical technologies for information processing; photonic devices based on semiconductor quantum structures, including
group-III nitride quantum wells; nanoscale photonic devices and circuits; ultrafast optics.
Professor Pal Uday Pal
Professor
College of Engineering
ME
upal@bu.edu
617-353-7708
Fuel cells, Chemical thermodynamics, kinetics and transport phenomena to model the behavior of electrochemical systems.
ramachandran Siddharth Ramachandran
Professor
College of Engineering

ECE
sidr@bu.edu
617-353-9881
Optical physics of guided waves
Micro- and nano-structured optical fibers
High-power fiber lasers and fiber sensors
Biomedical imaging and microscopy with optical fibers
Professor Sarin Vinod Sarin
Professor
College of Engineering
ME
sarin@bu.edu
617-353-6451
Materials science, surface modification, physical and chemical vapor deposition, consolidation of ceramics/composites,
structure/property consolidations, transparent optical ceramics.
Sahar Sharifzadeh
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
ECE

Understanding and predicting the functional behavior of novel materials using first-principles electronic structure methods
KevinSmith Kevin Smith
Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics
ksmith@bu.edu
617-353-6117
Electronic structure of materials.
dimitrij-thumb7 Dimitrije Stamenovic
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
BME
dimitrij@bu.edu
617-353-5902
Cellular mechanics, rheology of soft tissues and cell, respiratory mechanics, mechanics of foam-like structure.
Professor Straub John Straub
Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry
straub@bu.edu
617-353-6816
Theoretical and computational chemistry and biophysics.
Professor Swan Anna Swan
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
ECE
swan@bu.edu
617-353-1275
Development of nanoscale optical self-interference microscopy; optical properties of carbon nanotubes
Professor Tsui Ophelia K.C. Tsui
Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics
okctsui@bu.edu
617-358-4669
Synthetic and biological macromolecules.
Professor Unlu M. Selim Ünlü
Professor
College of Engineering
ECE
selim@bu.edu
617-353-5067
Nanoscale materials, optical properties, biophysics, sensors.
White-Alice-p Alice White
Professor
Chair of ME
College of Engineering
ME
aew1@bu.edu
617-353-4846
Professor Wong Joyce Wong
Professor
College of Engineering
BME
jywong@bu.edu
617-353-2374
Biomaterials, nanomaterials, tailoring cell-material interfaces for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications; direct, quantitative measurement of biological interactions.
zaman-new-profile-pic Muhammad Zaman
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
BME
zaman@bu.edu
617-358-5881
Systems Biology of Cancer, Cell Adhesion and Migration in 3D environments, Cellular Mechanics, Applications of BME in the developing world.
Professor Zhang Xin Zhang
Professor
College of Engineering
ME
xinz@bu.edu
617-358-2702
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), micro/nanofabrication technologies motivated by practical applications in micro and nanoscale engineering and emerging bionanotechnologies