Research Centers and Institutes
BU College of Engineering emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration, allowing faculty and students to transcend traditional academic exploration and interact across disciplines, producing innovations in advanced materials, bioengineering, micro- and nano-systems, sensors and imaging, photonics, energy systems, and networks and systems.
Research centers support this collaboration, facilitating the advance of scientific understanding and the discovery of new technologies that will positively impact society.
Biological Design Center
A state-of-the-art 21st-century life sciences and engineering lab.
Center for Computational Science
Interdisciplinary center developing new computational ideas and methodologies.
Center for Semiconductor Materials and Devices Modeling
Bringing together government, academia, and industry.
Center for Information and Systems Engineering
Improving quality of life through the study and design of intelligent systems.
Center for Space Physics
Advancing understanding of the atmospheres, magnetospheres, and plasma environments of our solar system.
Center for Subsurface Sensing & Imaging Systems
A Multi-university NSF ERC focused on revolutionizing existing technology for detecting and imaging biomedical, environmental, or geophysical objects or conditions underground,underwater, within the human body.
Engineering Research Center in Cellular Metamaterials
NSF Center for directed multiscale assembly of cellular metamaterials with nanoscale precision.
Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation
Transforming emerging research into viable technology solutions that meet the needs of both domestic and global clients.
Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering
Computational and data-driven research and training initiatives across the landscape of academic disciplines for a better society.
Hearing Research Center
Harnessing world-class research and education resources to contribute to important global economic, social, and technological challenges.
Institute for Sustainable Energy
Scientific research using satellite images and other data from airborne and ground sensors to study the Earth and its resources.
Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy
Addressing critical challenges of health and healthcare, both in the United States and globally.
Nanotechnology Innovation Center
Accelerating development and deployment of nanotechnology innovations that be used to meet key challenges in medicine, energy and materials science.
A unique national resource for development of advanced photonic device prototypes for commercial, military, and healthcare applications.
Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center
Developing new technologies and applications to change the way society uses lighting.