Materials Grant Reimbursement Recipients

The Division of Materials Science and Engineering awarded Professors Soumendra Basu (ME), Xi Ling (Chemistry), Roberto Paiella (ECE), and Joerg Werner (ME) $10,000 each in... More

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Pushing the Boundaries of Photonic Sensing

Professor Luca Dal Negro has received a $450K grant from the Army Research Office to pursue improvements in quantum photonic sensing and detection technology driven by the development of novel nonlinear nanostructures. More

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MSE REU, Summer 2023

Undergraduate students from 2- and 4-year institutions are encouraged to apply to the MSE REU for the opportunity to participate in authentic cutting-edge research projects... More

2022 Saint-Gobain Materials Lecture, Zhenan Bao, Stanford

Zhenan Bao, Stanford University Skin-Inspired Organic Electronics 12/2 @ 3:30PM. RSVP by 11/28.

Seeing a Way to Combat Cancer

In the fight to treat ovarian cancer, innovative chemical imaging techniques developed by Professor Ji-Xin Cheng (ECE, BME, MSE) are fast becoming valuable tools, as reported in two high-impact journals in the space of two months. More

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Building a New Kind of Faculty

If you want to harness the power of having faculty from multiple disciplines address a societal challenge, you have to make it easy for them to do so. Cross-disciplinary collaboration has long been part of the college’s DNA, and that culture is now being formalized in way that is unlike any other engineering school. More


Building a Collaborative Culture

Building a collaborative culture involves retaining and recruiting faculty committed to, and excited by, the concept. That requires strong leadership that can guide and encourage faculty. The College of Engineering appointed long-time faculty member Elise Morgan to do just that as Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development. More

Getting Tough Fast

Brown lab combines machine learning and mechanics to speed up discovery of impact-resistant materials More

BU Materials Day

Materials Day 2022 | Simulation and Modeling of Extended Materials: Connecting Scales for Practical Applications Friday, October 14, 2022 8:30am – 4:30pm 100% Virtual Event Host: Professor Sahar Sharifzadeh

The Quest for a Heart Attack Cure

A BU-led team is engineering small patches of cardiac muscle that could repair the heart, treat heart disease, and speed drug development By David Levin for... More

Growing Tissue and Engineers

CELL-MET summer programs broaden the pipeline of research engineers By Patrick L. Kennedy “Graduate school was never a thought,” says Nicole Bacca. As a teenager applying to... More

It Looks Loopy, But It Works

Loops of string make rock piles stand tall in study by Holmes and Guerra By Patrick L. Kennedy Say a missile or an earthquake has just damaged... More

Photoacoustic Stimulation with Single-Neuron Precision Developed by a BU Team

An article by a BU team entitled “Non-genetic Photoacoustic Stimulation of Single Neurons” will appear in Light: Science & Applications. This research is led by Professors Chen Yang (ECE, Chem, MSE) and Ji-Xin Cheng (ECE, BME, MSE) in collaboration with Professor John White (BME) and Professor Heng-Ye Man (Biology). The graduate students and researchers who made key contributions to the work include Linli Shi (Chemistry), Ying Jiang (ECE), Fernando Fernandez (BME), Guo Chen (ECE), and Lu Lan (ECE). More

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Three ENG Faculty Promoted

Three College of Engineering faculty have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure “Each year, these promotions and awards of tenure mark an... More

3 BME Professors Elected to IAMBE

Congratulations to BU BME Professors Chris Chen, Joyce Wong and Mark Grinstaff on being elected 2021 Fellows of The International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. More

Gerry Fine to Retire

Professor of the Practice Gerald J. Fine (ME, MSE) has announced that he will retire at the end of this year. Fine is the director... More

Joyce Wong Named President-Elect of AIMBE

Professor Joyce Wong (BME, MSE), has been named president-elect of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), one of the foremost biomedical engineering... More

Spotting Osteoarthritis When It Starts

Albro and team develop Raman spectroscope to diagnose the degenerative disease By Patrick L. Kennedy With a potentially game-changing application of laser technology to a disease that... More

Clearly Seeing a Green Future

Helping buildings reach net zero, a high-tech smart windows company led by Rao Mulpuri (’92, ’96) just went public By Patrick L. Kennedy We couldn’t live without... More

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A Tool to Measure Cartilage Health

Professor Michael Albro (ME, MSE, BME) has successfully developed technology that can assess cartilage health and detect early signs of degeneration: the Raman arthroscope. The tool uses light technology and is inserted into a patient’s joint with a hypodermic needle.  It is a “game changer" for patients with osteoarthritis. More

Three ENG Faculty Named AIMBE Fellows

Three ENG faculty members have been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE): Associate Professor Doug Densmore (ECE, BME), Associate Professor Mo Khalil (BME), and Professor Katherine Zhang (ME, BME, MSE). More

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Plastics: Durable, Diverse, and Indestructible

PBS broadcast NOVA invites Professor Malika Jeffries-EL (Chemistry, MSE) to explain plastics. Watch the full PBS segment here Brief episode abstract: Through a series of lab experiments, "Beyond... More