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The materials of the next generation are taking shape here and you are the scientist who will oversee this shift forward. That is just what you will be prepared to do as you learn from an internationally recognized faculty, all while developing breakthrough materials and processes that impact everyday life. From applications of new materials to modifications of existing ones, the world demands your talents to shape metals, semiconductors and biopolymers. Materials is education, it’s inspiration, and it’s leading to a future that is waiting for you.

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In the News: Nanotechnology & Tissue Engineering

Ji-Xin Cheng Named 2022 BU Innovator of the Year

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng (ECE, BME, MSE) is Boston University’s 2022 Innovator of the Year, BU Vice President and Associate Provost for Research announced on May 1.

Cheng, who is also the Moustakas Chair Professor in Photonics and Optoelectronics, can boast a long list of trailblazing achievements, including inventing a way to use blue light and hydrogen peroxide to treat a drug-resistant skin infection called MRSA, finding molecular signatures associated with aggressive cancers for treatment and diagnosis, and creating novel imaging techniques using infrared light to see molecules inside living cells.

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Biomaterials | Electronic & Photonic Materials | Materials for Energy and Environment | Nanomaterials 

Research areas span multiple departments and schools and colleges at BU, and are truly cross-cutting. MSE faculty demonstrate national and international leadership, attract significant research funding from federal and state governments, and are making a direct impact on industry.

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