MSE News

BU Materials Day 2017

On September 29, 2017, Professor Xin Zhang (ME, MSE) hosted BU Materials Day 2017 in PHO 906. The workshop featured speakers from all over the country and was attended by over 120 people from BU and local colleges and businesses. Integrating Metamaterials with Quantum Materials: A Design Paradigm for 21st Century Science... More

Schlumberger Annual Materials Science Lecture

On September 22, 2017, the Division of Materials Science & Engineering hosted the first Schlumberger Annual Materials Science Lecture.  The featured speaker, Dr. Hongjie Dai, Stanford University, presented a lecture on Carbon Based Nanosciences. Dr. Hongjie Dai has made fundamental contributions to nanosciences especially to novel carbon-based nanomaterials. Dr. Dai developed... More

Robot Boats and Drug Subs

By Emily C WadeSeptember 28th, 2017in MSE Spotlight Research

ENG prof and students developing autonomous boats to find drug traffickers 09.28.2017 By David Levin. Video by Devin Hahn Originally published in BU Today In 2016, US antidrug agents intercepted a strange vessel off the California coast: a homemade fiberglass submarine. Inside, the small craft was packed to the brim with 12,800... More

Neurophotonics Center: Advancing Understanding of the Brain

New BU entity will have faculty from both campuses By Mike Seele, originally published in BU Today on 5/12/17 The understanding of the human brain has leaped forward in recent years, with the help of the emerging field of neurophotonics, a noninvasive, light-based technology that allows scientists to study the brain’s functioning in real... More

New Kilachand Center Links Key Research Disciplines

Discoveries will be fueled by collaboration and a record $115 million gift By BU Today staff. Photos by Janice Checchio. Originally published on 9/14/17 With a powerful boost from the largest gift in its history, Boston University on Thursday officially opened the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering, a state-of-the-art research facility... More

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

Sahar Sharifzadeh Wins U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award

By Amy Pollard (GRS ’19) Professor Sahar Sharifzadeh received an Early Career Research Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. Sharifzadeh, a noteworthy expert on nanoelectronics, will bring together concepts from Physics, MSE and ECE to further the understanding of the optoelectronic properties of nanomaterials. The award funds a 5-year research project... More

BU Wins $20M for NSF Engineering Research Center

Goal is personalized heart tissue for clinical use By Barbara Moran, BU Research Boston University has won a $20 million, five-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a multi-institution Engineering Research Center (ERC), with the goal of synthesizing personalized heart tissue for clinical use. The grant, which is renewable for a total of... More

Career Development Awards Go to Seven Junior Faculty

Professorships will support research ranging from education to technology and nanomaterials by Joel Brown, BU Today Since arriving at BU a year ago, Travis Bristol, a School of Education assistant professor of curriculum and teaching, has been immersed in teaching and in researching the roles of race and gender in education, particularly policies... More