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Boston Boston is one of the most vibrant cities in America, an international hub for technology, industry and academia, and a sophisticated metropolitan area with many opportunities for enrichment and recreation. Boston is the ideal location for advanced engineering study to impact health care, technology, biotech, telecommunications, energy and more.

HEALTH CARE INNOVATIONS “Our lab is developing ultra-sensitive spectroscopy and sensing technologies for real-time, label-free and high-throughput detection of very low quantities of biomolecules that are direct signs of important diseases, enabling fabricating flexible adaptive nanophotonic devices that can be integrated with the human body for personal health monitoring. ”

— Serap Aksu (MSE PhD student)

WORKING AT A START-UP “At (MOxST), we are developing new technologies for producing high-purity metals and pure oxygen gas directly from metal oxides at low cost and with zero direct environmental emissions. In addition to lower industrial emissions and energy use, these products will drive innovations in a new generation of energy-efficient vehicles and accelerate the use of solar energy, wind turbines and hybrid/electric cars by reducing cost. ”

CAREER PLACEMENT Graduates from Boston University’s MSE program are well-trained to make an impact in careers of constant innovation in emerging areas like nanomaterials and biomaterials, electronics, biotechnology, energy and plastics industries. Recent graduates have found success with pioneering corporations and in influential positions in academia: • Intel

• Motorola

• 3M

• Corning

• MIT

• Lockheed-Martin

• Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation

— Soobhankar Pati (MSE PhD’10),

Research Engineer at Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies (MOxST)

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MAJOR RESEARCH AREAS Biomaterials

Biomaterials research encompasses areas such as tissue engineering, design of biomolecules and biopolymers, biosensors, laser spectroscopy and more to create innovations in health care. Over the last decade exciting developments in materials-based technologies range from lab-on-a-chip devices to drug delivery systems to novel engineered tissues.

Boston University’s Division of Materials Science and Engineering is at the forefront of creating breakthroughs in our understanding and use of novel materials to solve society’s most pressing technological challenges. The strong link between materials science, emerging research and products in the marketplace means ample job opportunities and a positive career outlook for materials scientists and engineers with advanced academic training. Learn more about the innovations taking place at bu.edu/mse.

Electronic & Photonic Materials

Electronic and photonic materials research is invested in III-V nitrides, carbon nanotubes, fiber optic sensors, quantum dots and computational modeling. Engineering breakthroughs—like the blue LED—were produced by Boston University labs and interdisciplinary researchers continue to explore myriad applications in such areas as health care, national defense and information systems.

Materials For Energy & Environment

Cross-disciplinary researchers are exploring materials that can help produce cleaner and more efficient sources of energy to address our present energy-related concerns and steer society to a more sustainable future. Active research areas include clean energy conversion, hydrogen generation and storage, fuel cells, green manufacturing and biofuels/metabolics.

Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials research is concentrated in areas such as coatings, composite materials, photo-acoustic microscopy, nanoscale materials, and multi-scale modeling. Research, often conducted with industry partners, spans a range of application areas, including mechanics and fluid dynamics at the nano-scale, and developing enhanced materials processing capabilities for opto-electronic applications, advanced engines and power systems.

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The non-thesis Master of Engineering program is suited to industry professionals who wish to further their careers by acquiring deep technical knowledge, supplemented with business fundamentals and critical management skills. The degree program can be completed in as little as one year of full-time study (part-time study is also an option), and students may concentrate in biomaterials; materials for energy and environment; electronic/photonic materials; or nanomaterials.

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Through coursework, collaborative training projects and dissertation research, MSE PhD students learn to apply analytic and advanced computational methods and the latest techniques to current problems in biotechnology, nanotechnology, electronic and photonic devices, energy processing and more. Research areas include clean energy, solid-state lighting, photonics and fiber optics, biomaterials and soft tissues, and MEMS and bioMEMS applications.

RESEARCH AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

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