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 developed by a BU science writer, click here.
Photonics Center to Host Annual Symposium on December 4, 2014 on Advanced Materials by Design for 21st Century
18TH ANNUAL BOSTON UNIVERSITY PHOTONICS CENTER SYMPOSIUM
ADVANCED MATERIALS BY DESIGN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
December 4, 2014
The Boston University Photonics Center is hosting the 18th annual Photonics Center Symposium focusing on advanced materials by design for the 21st century. Professor Enrico Bellotti will serve as chair of the conference. Renowned researchers from academia and government will lead presentations.
Confirmed speakers include:
Dr. Dmitry Bedrov, University of Utah (abstract)
Dr. Martin Berzins, University of Utah (abstract 1, abstract 2)
Dr. Luca Dal Negro, Boston University (abstract)
Dr. Matthew Glaser, University of Colorado (abstract)
Dr. William Mattson, Army Research Laboratory (abstract)
Dr. Theodore Moustakas, Boston University (abstract)
Dr. Habib Najm, Sandia National Laboratory (abstract)
Dr. Thomas Reinecke, Naval Research Laboratory (abstract)
Dr. Sahar Sharifzadeh, Boston University (abstract)
To visit the symposium website, click here.
To view the symposium agenda, click here.
Parking is available at 665 Commonwealth avenue. It is a cash only lot.
For a listing of nearby hotels, click here.
To register for the conference, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/x4q55m/4W
Photonics Center Professors Selim Unlu, Bennett Goldberg and John Connor have made gains with technology for diagnosing Ebola. To read the full article on this topic developed by the College of Engineering, click here.
Photonics Center Director Professor Thomas Bifano Explains Photonics in a Q and A Session with Bostonia
Photonics Center Director Professor Thomas Bifano was recently interviewed by Bostonia, where he explained what Photonics research focuses on. He discusses how light is used in telescopes and medical devices, with virus detection and more. To read the full article, click here.
Photonics Professor Jonathan Klamkin Receives NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Grant
Photonics Assistant Professor Jonathan Klamkin recently received the NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Grant. To read the full article on the award in BU Today, click here.
Photonics Professor Theodore Moustakas Named Inaugural Distinguished Professor of Photonics and Optoelectronics by BU Provost
Photonics Professor Theodore Moustakas has been named the inaugural Distinguished Professor of Photonics and Optoelectronics by the BU Provost. This is an endowed position which is a high honor. The Provost remarked of the Professorship: “By design, this prestigious endowed professorship is intended to honor and support a highly distinguished faculty member, envisioned to be in the College of Engineering, whose research, teaching, and service demonstrates deep expertise in photonics and optoelectronics.”
Professor Moustakas will hold this professorship until he retires from Boston University, at which point the endowed professorship will be renamed in perpetuity in his honor: the Theodore Moustakas Professorship of Photonics and Optoelectronics. At that time, an international search will be performed to identify the holder of this prestigious named professorship.
Professor Moustakas is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics at Boston University, with his research focusing on amorphous and nitride semiconductors. He was recently named the 2013 Boston University Innovator of the Year by the BU Provost, and a 2013 Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. His work inventing the blue light-emitting diode (LED) has received significant attention.
To read an article on this topic published by the College of Engineering, click here.
Photonics Center Associate Professor John Connor’s work on diagnostics and therapies regarding Ebola was featured in BU Today. To read the full article, click here.
Photonics Professor Xue Han’s Work on Parkinson’s and the Exciting Field of Optogenetics Featured in BU Today
Photonics Center Assistant Professor Xue Han’s work on Parkison’s disease was featured in BU Today. To read the full article, click here.
Photonics Professor Catherine Klapperich’s Work on Medical Technologies Including New Health Tests Featured in BU Today
Photonics Center Associate Professor Catherine Klapperich’s work on innovative medical technology was recently featured in BU Today. To read the full article, please click here.
Photonics Professor Bennett Goldberg has received the Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award. The Provost announced the award to the BU community on April 15, 2014. To read the full announcement from the Provost’s office, click here.