Matt Geib: Reimagining the World of Birth Control

Women have historically carried the financial and health-related burdens of contraception. There are currently around 12 birth control methods marketed toward the demographic, with the most effective options involving hormones. While hormonal contraception methods are more than 90 percent successful in preventing pregnancy, they have also been proven to cause an array of negative side […]

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Cheng & Tian’s Newest Microscopy Advance Published by Nature Communications

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng’s research group has made notable strides in improved chemical  imaging technologies, especially for medical purposes, over the last few years.

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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.

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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 at Boston University.  The application is open from December 1, 2022 and March 15, 2023. Faculty and graduate student mentors from multiple disciplines at BU work with students to develop […]

MADE with Machine Learning: Utilizing AI to Design the Next Generation of Semiconductor Devices

With the help of advanced, physics-informed machine learning (PIML) techniques, Professors Enrico Bellotti & Luca Dal Negro are setting out to transform the status quo of electronic device design, with the support of a $2.5M grant from the Army Research Office.

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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 BU Brink Heart disease is one of the world’s most deadly and insidious killers. In the United States alone, it causes one in every four deaths nationwide—that’s a staggering […]