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Seven BUnano Faculty Cited in APS Meeting Presentations

The American Physical Society met in early March 2024, and BUnano Faculty showed up in force. Fourteen abstracts, published on the ACS site for this meeting, feature research from seven BUnano Faculty members. Read the abstracts below:   March 4, 2024 Ophelia Tsui (Author, Presenter): Correlation between Fragility and Surface Tg of Polymers, Polymer Glasses […]

Call for 2024-2025 BUnano Crossdisciplinary Fellowship applications

Current doctoral students pursuing interdisciplinary nanoscience and/or nanotechnology research are invited to apply for the BUnano Crossdisciplinary Fellowship for the 2024-2025 academic year. BUnano Fellows are typically second- and third-year graduate students pursuing cutting-edge nano studies across the boundaries of the sciences, engineering or medicine. Applicants must have already identified an interdisciplinary research project, as […]

Fall 2023 Recap: Faculty Spotlight

BUnano faculty have been busy throughout the fall semester, publishing papers, presenting their innovative work, and patenting their inventions. Browse this fall’s highlights:

2023 Annual Symposium Highlights

The 2023 BUnano Symposium, held on November 10, featured several exciting talks focused on topics interfacing nanotechnology and RNA with the keynote by Dr. Muthiah “Mano” Manoharan, Senior VP of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. RNA based therapeutics are revolutionizing modern medicine as evident by this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine to Dr. Drew Weissman, a Boston University […]

Guest Lecture: Evan Y. Snyder, MD, PhD, FAAP

“The multifaceted translational value of stem cell biology: disease “treater” vs. disease “unraveller”” November 27, 2023 4:00-5:00 pm LSE 103 Jump to Registration   Abstract The field of stem cell biology has evolved over the 4 decades since its inception. Stem cells have always been viewed as components of fundamental developmental programs. However, our ability […]

Guest Lecture: Natalie Artzi, PhD

“Biomaterials for delivering on the promise of immunotherapy” November 17, 2023 12:30-1:30 pm PHO 203 Jump to Registration Abstract Immunomodulatory therapies have advanced to clinical trials over the past decade for the treatment of a range of diseases and disorders, from cancer to diabetes to transplant rejection. However, the efficacy of these therapies remains limited, […]

2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for “quantum dot” nanoparticle research

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was recently awarded to three researchers working with “quantum dots,” nanoscale crystals so small that their size determines their properties. One such property is color, which was utilized in the early 1980s by awardee Alexei Ekimov to create quantum effects in glass. Later, awardee Louis Brus demonstrated size-dependent quantum […]

Summer 2023 Recap: Faculty Spotlight

BUnano faculty have been busy all throughout the summer, publishing papers, presenting their innovative work, and patenting their inventions. Here are this summer’s highlights: Chuanhua Duan: Rewritable nano print of ionic liquids utilizing focused ion beam induced film wetting under review in Nature Portfolio Jerome Mertz: High-speed multiplane confocal microscopy for voltage imaging in densely labeled […]

The Brink features Ignition Award-funded research by Drs. Wong and Grinstaff

BU research publication The Brink featured Drs. Mark Grinstaff, BUnano Director, and Wilson Wong in a recent article highlighting faculty research funded by the BU Ignition Awards. The Ignition Awards help fund innovative faculty research across all of BU’s campuses that have clear commercial potential. Drs. Grinstaff and Wong are utilizing this award to supercharge […]