Tsinghua University and the BU Division of Systems Engineering Agreement

May 16th, 2016

The College of Engineering, in particular, the Division of Systems Engineering, initiated the discussions with Tsinghua, with Dean Kenneth Lutchen of the College of Engineering, Professor Christos Cassandras, Head of the Division of Systems Engineering, and Professor Hua Wang, Associate Head of the Division of Systems Engineering leading negotiations on... More

Dean Lutchen Appointed to NSF Engineering Advisory Panel

August 17th, 2016

By Michael G Seele Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen has been appointed to the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee for Engineering, a panel of a dozen leaders from academia and industry that provides advice and recommendations on support for research, education and related activities to the agency's Directorate for Engineering. "The NSF Engineering... More

Pardee Center Hosts BU Conference on Sustainability Research

May 31st, 2016

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future co-sponsored the BU Conference on Sustainability Research on Monday, May 9. Approximately 100 people attended the one-day conference that featured presentations by Boston University faculty with a diverse range of expertise on their research related to sustainability issues (a full... More

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Bowen Zhang Is Honored With SE Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award

May 17th, 2016

Congratulations to Bowen Zhang, recipient of the 2016 SE Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award for his dissertation: Role of Control, Communication, and Markets in Smart Building Operation Advisor: John Ballieul Zhang's research recognized that fundamentally new power distribution concepts will be necessary to meet the emerging challenges of intermittent renewable energy resources (wind turbines and... More

Chasing the facts about e-cigarette health risks

May 12th, 2016

By Sara Rimer - Photos by Cydney Scott Original story at BU RESEARCH Less than a decade ago, thee-cigarette was an obscure product marketed as a safe, tobacco-free alternative to conventional cigarettes by a single company in China. Seven years ago, the electronic nicotine delivery device entered the US market. Today, health officials, More