Zhang wins $1.7M grant to study diabetic arteries

By Liz Sheeley Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S. and diabetics are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or a stroke than non-diabetics. For the past seven years, Associate Professor Katherine Yanhang Zhang (ME, BME, MSE) has been working under a National... More

Announcing the 2017 MSE Innovation Grant Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 MSE Innovation Grants! The idea behind BU MSE Innovation Grants Program is to create a low overhead way of encouraging innovation and risk taking in a national funding environment that makes this increasingly difficult. Each year we will be awarding about five awards of... More

Duan Receives NSF CAREER Award

Research and Outreach will Focus on Carbon Nanofluidics By Sara Cody Assistant Professor Chuanhua Duan (ME, MSE) netted a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award in recognition of his outstanding research and teaching capabilities. He will receive more than half a million dollars over the next five... More

Metamaterials: Tuning into Long-Wavelength Light

MSE/ME Professor Xin Zhang's Lab Research Published in Microsystems & Nanoengineering-Nature: Researchers in the United States have created an artificial material with optical properties that can be changed using an electrical voltage. Metamaterials consist of repeating arrays of subwavelength elements that are designed to interact with light in ways that go... More

Professor Xin Zhang’s Lab Research Published in Microsystems & Nanoengineering

Congratulations to Professor Xin Zhang (MSE, ME) and her research group on the recent publication of their article entitled "Towards uniformly oriented diatom frustule monolayers: Experimental and theoretical analyses" (Authors: Aobo Li, Wenqiang Zhang, Reza Ghaffarivardavagh, Xiaoning Wang, Stephan W. Anderson & Xin Zhang)  in Microsystems & Nanoengineering. Microstructures: Scalable production... More

Zhang Named AAAS Fellow

By Sara Cody Professor Xin Zhang (ME, MSE) has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her “distinguished contributions to the field of micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), addressing a wide range of important problems in advanced materials, biophotonics and energy.” “Elevation to AAAS fellow is... More

Tech Survivors

How Innovators Make it Through Tech's Valley of Death By Sara Cody Professor Catherine Klapperich’s (BME, ME, MSE) first job out of graduate school was at a startup company during the biotechnology boom in Silicon Valley in 2000. She became familiar with the process of turning a promising innovation into a marketable... More