Research

To find next-level solutions, researchers need next-level research. At Boston University College of Engineering, your research potential rises to new heights with our liberating approach that goes far beyond individual disciplines or departments. Leveraging our dramatic departure from traditional boundaries, you will be empowered by a unique, collaborative approach that fully integrates knowledge, tools and ways of thinking as you tackle complex scientific and societal challenges.

This is not a philosophy or an aspiration—it’s how we are doing research right now. Together with our research centers and institutes and our award-winning faculty, you will have everything you need to deliver insights and ideas that are poised to transform this century and beyond. And with our home in Boston, the true global epicenter of next-level innovation, Boston University College of Engineering presents researchers with a rich and unprecedented opportunity to have an impact on humanity and the world.

RESEARCH WITHOUT BARRIERS

Transforming Cardiovascular Care

With a grant awarded by the National Science Foundation, Boston University College of Engineering is creating a multi-institution Engineering Research Center focused on bioengineering functional heart tissue. This extraordinary effort represents the highest level of collaboration, synthesizing breakthroughs in nanotechnology and manufacturing with tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Break Boundaries, Achieve Breakthroughs

By embracing and encouraging collaboration, we combine expertise to take on society’s most pressing problems. Case in point: Researchers from neuro-engineering, artificial intelligence, photonics and optical systems and computational analysis have come together to advance the understanding of how the brain works, addressing major healthcare issues including degenerative brain disease and mental health.

Research, Home and Abroad

With a Department of Defense grant, BU researchers are heading an international team developing bioinspired control systems for self-navigated vehicles. Together with scientists from BU, MIT and Australian research universities, this initiative unites experts in neuroscience, robotics, computer vision, control systems and algorithms as they focus on autonomous vehicles that can navigate on the ground, underwater and in the air.