Xin Zhang

Professor (ME, ECE, BME, MSE)

Professor (ME, ECE, BME, MSE)

  • Primary Appointment Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Education Ph.D., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Additional Affiliations Division of Materials Science & Engineering
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Photonics Center
  • Honors and Awards Invented Here! Honoree, Boston Patent Law Association, 2020
    Finalist of IET Achievement Medal, 2020
    Finalist of E&T Innovation Awards, 2020
    Fellow of National Academy of Inventors, 2020
    Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award, 2019
    Fellow of APS, 2019
    Boston University Innovator of the Year, 2018
    Charles DeLisi Award and Distinguished Lecture, 2018
    Fellow of IEEE, 2017
    Associate Fellow of AIAA, 2017
    Fellow of AAAS, 2016
    IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award (Advanced Career), 2016
    Fellow of AIMBE, 2016
    Fellow of OSA, 2016
    Fellow of ASME, 2015
  • Areas of Interest Metamaterials, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), novel micro-and nanotechnologies for power generation, energy conversion, photonic, optical, and biomedical applications
  • Research Areas Prof. Xin Zhang’s research is in the broad areas of metamaterials and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS or microsystems), including both fundamental and applied aspects: 1) With tunable and nonlinear responses for photonic and optical applications, to boost the development of next-generation (6G) terahertz communication and develop high-performance optical systems by providing high-end components, including emitters, detectors, filters, and lenses, among others; 2) For clinical medical imaging technologies, including magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound, in order to yield revolutionary increases in performance as well as disruptive new capabilities for diagnosis and therapy; and 3) For acoustic silencing and noise reduction, making the world quieter by addressing long-standing noise issues in a wide range of mechanical systems, in which highly efficient, air-permeable sound silencers are required, such as fan, propeller, or engine noise reduction, as well as smart sound barriers, among many others.

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Affiliation: Primary & Affiliated Faculty (BME), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (ECE), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (ME), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (MSE), Primary Faculty (MSE)