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67 %

of federal funding is from the National Institutes of Health (FY23)


publications in 2023

200 +

companies developing and selling products based on BU discoveries

$ 645.6 M

total research awards in FY23


1 of 71 members of the Association of American Universities

Keith Brown, an ENG associate professor of mechanical engineering, stands with autonomous researching robot, MAMA BEAR, in his lab at BU.

3D Printing Robot Uses AI Machine Learning for US Army Research

A robot is on a mission: see how an autonomous robot created a shock–absorbing shape no human ever could—and what it means for designing safer helmets, packaging, car bumpers, and more

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Featured Researchers

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    Lucy Hutyra

    Professor, Earth & Environment
  • Image of Ji-Xin Cheng

    Ji-Xin Cheng

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
  • Headshot of Jessica Simes

    Jessica Simes

    Assistant Professor, Sociology
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    James Uden

    Associate Professor, Classical Studies
  • Image of Malika Jeffries-EL

    Malika Jeffries-EL

    Associate Dean of the Graduate School of the Arts & Sciences, Chemistry
  • Headshot of Hank Fien

    Hank Fien

    Director, Wheelock Institute for the Science of Education
  • Xin Zhang Headshot

    Xin Zhang

    Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Steve Ramirez headshot

    Steve Ramirez

    Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Mark Grinstaff headshot

    Mark Grinstaff

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry
  • Emily Whiting Headshot

    Emily Whiting

    Associate Professor, Computer Science
Humacao, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017

We Are Underestimating the Health Harms of Climate Disasters

As extreme weather becomes more common and catastrophic, we need new public health systems to better understand, prepare, and respond

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