Category: News

Photonics Center Professor Enrico Bellotti Wins BU Office of Technology Development Ignition Award

July 14th, 2015 in News

Photonics Center Professor Enrico Bellotti has won the BU Office of Technology Development Ignition Award for his research on high sensitivity optical detectors in light starved applications.  To read the full article on this topic, click here.

Photonics Professor Xin Zhang Named ASME Fellow for MEMS Research

May 4th, 2015 in News

Photonics Professor Xin Zhang has been named an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow based on her MEMS research.  To read the full article on this topic, click here.

Photonics Center Receives Mass Life Sciences Center Grant for Business Innovation Center

March 19th, 2015 in News

The Boston University Photonics Center has been awarded a $363,750 grant by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, which will be used to improve the biophotonics facilities at the Photonics Center Business Innovation Center.  This achievement has received attention in the press including in BU Today and The Daily Free Press.

Former Photonics Innovation Center Company Receives $9.3M Series B Funding

March 12th, 2015 in News

Former Photonics Center Innovation Center Company Rayvio Corporate receives $9.3 million Series B funding for technology that started in collaboration with Photonics Professor Theodore Moustakas.  The technology will enable mass adoption of UV LED solutions which will help purify drinking water, treat major illness and disinfect surfaces.  To read the full article on this topic, click here.

Photonics Professors Tom Bifano and Xin Zhang to Speak on Building a Research Program on March 30, 2015 at BU

March 12th, 2015 in News

Photonics Director Professor Tom Bifano and Professor Xin Zhang will speak on building a successful research program on March 30, 2015 in the Photonics Colloquium Room.  For additional details, click here.

NSF Video Showcases Photonics Biophotonics Faculty

March 10th, 2015 in News

NSF has produced a video that showcases Photonics faculty Professors Tom Bifano, John Connor, Lawrence Ziegler and Xue Han making breakthroughs in medicine in their labs.  To watch the video, click here.

Three Photonics Professors Promoted to Full Professor

March 9th, 2015 in News

Photonics Professors Kamil Ekinci, Catherine Klapperich and Roberto Paiella have been promoted to Professor.  To read the full article on this topic in BU Today, click here.

BU Alum Dr. David Freedman Developing Light-Based Virus Detection to Improve Healthcare

February 27th, 2015 in News

BU alumnus Dr. David Freedman is Co-Founder and CEO of NexGen Arrays, a business innovation center company housed on the 6th floor of the BU Photonics Center.  Dr. David Freedman’s company, in collaboration with Photonics Professors Selim Unlu and John Connor, is developing light-based tests to identify viruses that cause hemorrhagic fevers, Ebola, Lassa and Marburg.  To hear about his company and see an NSF video describing their work, click here.

Photonics Center Publishes 2013-2014 Annual Report

January 21st, 2015 in News

The Photonics Center has published the 2013-2014 Photonics Center Annual Report.  To read a copy of the report, click here.

Two BU Grads Develop Technology to Assist with Eye Exams

November 26th, 2014 in News

Two BU grads, advised by Photonics Center Director Professor Tom Bifano, have developed technology to scan a person’s eyes and determine if they need glasses.  For many in the world in low-income settings, they do not have easy access to an eye doctor or eye glasses. Technology developed by Yaopeng Zhou and Marc Albanese, will help with this problem.  To read the full article on this topic, click here.