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Professor Ji-Xin Cheng receives SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng is the recipient of the 2024 SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award. He earned this prestigious award for the “invention and commercialization of mid-infrared photothermal microscopy that allows highly sensitive dye-free bond-selective imaging of living cells and organisms.” The mIRage system, based on Cheng’s IP on mid-infrared photothermal microscopy and produced by Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp at Santa Barbara, has been delivered to over 100 research labs in 15 countries worldwide. More

This Is Something I Can Do

Boston-area high school students spend five weeks of the summer working full-time in the labs of BME faculty researchers solving real-world problems. More

ECE CHIPS In: Minuscule Hardware, Maximum Impact

In many ways, Professor Rabia Yazicigil is the very image of the kind of scientist and engineer called for by the CHIPS Act: productive, inventive, application-focused, collaborative- and service-minded, and an active mentor cultivating similar values and capabilities in a younger generation of innovators. More

ECE CHIPS In: The Computing Power of Light

This is the second article in our series highlighting BU ECE’s contributions to research and education under the umbrella of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, and our faculty’s collective investment in the national effort to build a robust and innovative semiconductor industry. More

Professor Miloš Popović Elected NAI Fellow

The selection of NAI Fellows is based on their demonstration of a “highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.” More

Hariri Group Co-Founds AI Alliance

The MOC Alliance is delighted to be part of the AI Alliance,” says Professor Orran Krieger (ECE), director of the MOC Alliance. “The MOC Alliance’s open-source production cloud platform, with all the operations state and telemetry available to enable innovation, make it an exciting match for the AI Alliance’s mission of advancing open, transparent AI." More

ECE CHIPS In: Efficiently Secure Computing

This article is the first part of a series highlighting BU ECE’s contributions to research and education under the umbrella of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, and our faculty’s collective investment in the national effort to build a robust and innovative semiconductor industry. More

Machines and Health

BU engineers are combining their expertise to develop robotic and AI technologies to help solve health problems of all kinds. More

How ultrafast lasers developed in Michelle Sander’s lab are speeding up biological research

Michelle Sander and her lab group at Boston University are seeking out new ways to build ultrafast lasers – lasers that emit such short-lasting pulses of light that their duration is difficult to fathom. “I’m particularly interested in developing lasers on the femtosecond scale – a fraction of a second so small that its ratio is the same as one second to 32 million years,” Sander says. More

A New Way of Learning

Undergrads from across the country come to the BU Photonics Center for an NSF summer research experience program. This fall, these five returned to BU full-time. More

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College of Engineering seeking convergent faculty

As part of the Energy, Sustainability, and Climate theme, the COE at BU is searching for tenure-track faculty candidates at the Assistant Professor level, whose research interests align with one or more of the following areas: More

Hard to Picture

Using light and shadow to “see” around corners, at the speed of a snapshot. More

Honing Her Skills at the Helm

For Professor Ayse Coskun, Director of the Center for Information & Systems Engineering (CISE) and newly-appointed interim Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, leadership is all about having the power to make a difference. More

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ENG’s Newest Associate Professors

Four ENG faculty have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure, BU Provost Jean Morrison announced. Alexander Green, College of Engineering associate professor... More

A “Fuzzy” Method, Clarified

Sadullah Canakci (PhD’22) was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at May’s IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) for his work on hardware fuzzing. More

Hariri Happenings

The vitality of the partnership between the Hariri Institute and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is reflected in ECE’s strong showing in this year’s Fellows & Focused Research Program Awards. More

Taking in the Trash

With food scraps instead of fossil fuels, a BU bioreactor project is modeling sustainable manufacturing. More

Out with a Bang

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering celebrates the end of the 2022-23 academic year with student project presentations and awards! More

The Sky’s the Limit

Researchers’ new method for scaling up data capacity in optical fibers echoes astronomical phenomena—with significant implications for tomorrow’s internet. More

Hands-On Engineering

A snapshot from Smart and Connected Systems, the course where students put cyber-physical and IoT concepts into practice. More

BU-bred Sensor Scales Up

A new technique of virus detection and characterization invented by a multidisciplinary team at BU drew a step closer to making a substantial impact in healthcare. More

One Drop at a Time: BU iGem Team Brings Home Gold Medal

The annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a momentous opportunity for engineering students with a passion for synthetic biology to gain valuable hands-on experience and make their big ideas into solid reality. More

Count Her In: CE Alum Elected to the NAE

Karen Panetta (ENG’85) has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest distinctions in engineering “for leadership empowering females in STEM, and for contributions to computer vision and simulation algorithms.” More