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Boston University College of Engineering Division of Materials Science and Engineering Annual Report 2008-2009

Boston University College of Engineering Division of Materials Science and Engineering 15 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 118 Brookline, MA 02446 617-353-2842 mse@bu.edu www.bu.edu/mse


Table of Contents 1 Message from the Division Head

15 Graduate Programs

1 Highlights

15

Recruitment

16

Enrollment

16

Teaching Fellows and Research Assistants 2008-2009

© 2009, Boston University

16

Degrees Awarded

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Course and Program Development

2

Faculty at a Glance

2

Faculty Honors and Awards

5

Graduate Students at a Glance

5

Graduate Student Awards

7 Faculty and Staff 7

Participating Faculty

10 Affiliated Faculty 13

Staff

13

Committees

19 Research 20 External Research Funding 30 Faculty Publications and Lectures 44 Research Laboratories 49 Colloquium Series 50 Advisory Board

Boston University Division of Materials Science and Engineering Annual Report 2008 – 2009

Photography: Boston University Photo Services Content: Elizabeth Flagg, MSE staff, and MSE faculty Front Cover: PhD student Soobhankar Pati assembles a waste-to-fuel device in the High-Temperature Chemical and Electrochemical Processing of Materials Laboratory. Back Cover: Professor Moustakas oversees LED production in the Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Laboratory This report provides a description of the instructional and research activities of the Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Boston University during the 2008 – 2009 academic year. Instructional activities are reported from the Fall 2008 through Summer 2009 semesters while scholarly activities and budget information are reported from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. Boston University’s policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission to all programs of the University. For more information or to download this report as a PDF, please visit our website at www.bu.edu/mse.


Highlights Message from the Division Head Boston University has many interdisciplinary research activities in materials science and engineering, spanning multiple departments and colleges and attracting significant research funding from federal sources, state governments, and industries. The new Division of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) graduate program was created in Fall 2008 by leveraging our existing resources in the College of Engineering (COE), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), in terms of both classroom teaching and research. The MSE graduate program was designed to remove barriers, real or imagined, between departments throughout the University, and strengthen complimentary materials expertise between different degree programs and create a truly interdisciplinary graduate program. The educational and research mission of the Division is aligned with our four institutional thrust areas in Materials, namely: Biomaterials, Materials for Energy and the Environment, Electronic and Photonic Materials, and Nanomaterials. MSE participating and affiliated faculty cross colleges and departments. All participating faculty members either teach an MSE course, or serve as a research advisor for a MSE student, or serve on a committee working on MSE affairs. All affiliated faculty members have materials-related educational and research interests and are welcome to participate in Division meetings and seminars. Currently, the Division has 26 participating faculty and 34 affiliated faculty. The faculty associated with the Division is engaged in high impact research to address grand challenges in: healthcare and biology, energy and environment, information technologies, and security (defense and homeland). The MSE program is intended to

enhance the ability of the BU materials community to collaborate and pursue materials research on a grander scale. The field of materials science is in the midst of a metamorphosis. Having long relied on materials found in nature or modifications of those materials, materials science is now working toward the goal of designing new materials from basic principles and elements to fulfill particular application needs. The strong link between emerging research in Materials Science and products in the marketplace means ample job opportunities and a positive future job outlook. Applications for new materials and modifications of existing materials are expected to keep the demand for trained, graduate-level materials scientists and engineers growing. Doctoral and M.S. graduates of our Materials Science and Engineering program can choose from several different career paths, including working in national labs and large organizations developing the next generation of products and processes, launching start-up companies, or taking up positions in academia to train the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Uday B. Pal Division Head

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Faculty at a Glance

Faculty Honors and Awards

Numbers reported are for participating faculty only except where noted.

FACULTY 2008-2009 PARTICIPATING FACULTY *

HATICE ALTUG received a New Investigator Award from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

27

New Grant Funding

$5,168,340

Continuing/Supplemental Grant Funding

$11,026,073

Book Chapters

11

Journal Articles

125

Conference Proceedings

37

Invited Lectures

59

Patents Issued

3

AFFILIATED FACULTY **

33

* Teach, supervise students, and/or serve on MSE committees. ** Have a professional association with MSE.

TOM BIFANO received the Bepi Colombo Prize for career-long research in microdeformable mirrors for astronomical telescopes. The prize is named for Giuseppe “ Bepi� Colombo, an Italian scientist best known for his research on the planet Mercury. The Bepi Prize is awarded every two years to a single researcher for outstanding achievements in research and technology transfer. SRIKANTH GOPALAN received a Massachusetts Technology Investigation Award from the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC). The investigation awards, which support proof of concept development to bridge the gap between invention and private sector investment, are conferred to Massachusetts researchers who have developed new technologies that aim to develop into commercially-viable products. CATHERINE KLAPPERICH received the Most Innovative Research Poster Award at the CIMIT Innovation Congress.

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ELISE MORGAN was the winner of the BU College of Engineering Early Career Research Excellence Award. The annual Excellence in Research Award celebrates the significant, recent and high-impact research accomplishments of tenuretrack faculty less than 10 years removed from their PhD. In addition, Elise Morgan received the Vernon T. Tolo Basic Science Paper Award: H Bian, J Ayaay, A Garces, EF Morgan, SR Gilbert, HK Kim, “Epiphyseal cartilage plays an important role in revascularization of the femoral head following ischemic osteonecrosis,” at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. TODD MURRAY was elected as a winner of the International Photoacoustic and Photothermal Association, IPPA Junior Prize 2009. This prize is awarded for exceptional promise for future leadership in the field, based on their early contributions to the field of Photoacoustic and Photothermal Science and Technology. UDAY B. PAL received a Massachusetts Technology Investigation Award from the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC). The investigation awards, which support proof of concept development to bridge the gap between invention and private sector investment, are conferred to Massachusetts researchers who have developed new technologies that aim to develop into commercially-viable products. He was also the recipient of 2008 TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division Education Resource Award.

SELIM ÜNLÜ received the TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific Foundation) Special Award.

JOYCE WONG received the 2008 Individual Biomedical Research Award from The Hartwell Foundation. The award, given for exceptional work in applied biomedical research to advance children’s health, includes $100,000 of funding per year for three years. Since 2006, The Hartwell Foundation of Memphis, Tenn., has annually selected 12 researchers from 12 institutions in the US to receive these awards. XIN ZHANG was named an inaugural Distinguished Faculty Fellow. The Distinguished Faculty Fellows Award is given to tenured College of Engineering faculty who are on a clear trajectory toward exemplary leadership careers in all dimensions of science and engineering. It is a five-year appointment.

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Dean’s Catalyst Award Winners The awards, established by Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen in 2007, encourages the development of novel research that could lead to new advances in various fields of engineering. All College of Engineering full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty may apply for Dean’s Catalyst Awards. Applications are reviewed by a faculty committee and are evaluated on innovation and their potential for receiving additional external funding in the future for their efforts.

whiskers hydrogen storage system, which will help break down the barrier of the commercialization of fuels cells for transportation applications. XIN ZHANG and Stephan Anderson, a radiologist at the School of Medicine, propose to develop a new MRI contrast agent that would advance the study of biological systems. The researchers hope to achieve concurrent imaging of multiple targets or the tracking of multiple cells. The agent would allow for a system similar to optical imaging, facilitating an in-depth look at larger biological systems, such as humans, and more complex deep tissue structures.

2009 Winners Robin Cleveland and ELISE MORGAN will focus on the effects of shock wave therapy (SWT) on non-union bone fractures, a condition where bone’s natural repair process stops. While past research has been conducted using SWT in the treatment of soft tissue pain, recent in vitro and in vivo studies have shown evidence for the potential of SWT to treat non-union fractures. The researchers’ goal is to understand the physical means that may respond to SWT in bone fractures.

TED MOUSTAKAS along with ROBERTO PAIELLA will develop an intermediate-band solar cell concept to attempt to increase efficiency of the cells by more than 30 percent. Using indium gallium nitride, the researchers will attempt to maximize absorption of electrons below allowable limits, or belowbandgap, within a confined space. Moustakas and Paiella further propose to use patterned silver nano-particles located on the device’s surface to demonstrate that the direct light can lead to a greatly enhanced absorption path.

VINOD SARIN and SRIKANTH GOPALAN will research different methods of storing hydrogen. While recent research has suggested metal-diboride nanotubes as successful storage devices, the pair’s approach will be to develop a TiB2 nano-

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2008 Winners

HATICE ALTUG, working with SHYAMSUNDER ERRAMILLI, will study new methods to examine the interactions between proteins in a cell. Methods that use fluorescent labels or tags can interfere with the normal function of the proteins. Altug and Erramilli will investigate a technique that uses photonic crystal nanostructures to detect proteins, even in very low concentrations. MAXIM FRANK-KAMENETSKII plans to develop a laboratory test that can detect DNA associated with certain blood cancers. Some of these cancers are closely linked to viruses. Inventing an accurate way to detect the viral DNA may form the basis of a kit to rapidly detect viral infections such as EpsteinBarr or T-cell leukemia virus-1 in human patients. Frank-Kamenetskii will work with Associate Professor Adam Lerner (MED) on the project. TODD MURRAY and Professor Ronald Roy will research a new imaging technique to allow doctors to see deeper into human tissues. Their approach, photoacoustic cavitation, combines nanoparticles, ultrasound pulses and laser illumination to create bubbles in a localized area of tissue. This might be used to kill a very specific area of cells, for ultrasound therapy or for imaging the tissue.


Graduate Students at a Glance

Graduate Student Awards

2008-2009

FALL 2009

MS Applications

6

24

MS Matriculated

2

4

Masters Students

2

4

MS Degrees

1

*

STUDENTS MS

PhD PhD Applications

19

55

PhD Matriculated

18**

6

PhD GRE Q Scores

758-773

740-797

PhD Students

18

19

PhD Degrees

1

*

Dean’s Fellows

3

2

Graduate Teaching Fellows

3

3

Research Assistants

12

13

N/A

1

The Mann Redmayne Award is given to a non-corporate member, under 35 years of age, who is the author of the best paper published in the Transactions of the Institute. Awarded to Marko Suput (MFG), UDAY B. PAL, Rachel DeLucas (MFG), SOOBHANKAR PATI (MSE PhD Candidate), Guosheng Ye (MFG), and Adam C. Powell IV, for their paper “ Solid oxide membrane technology for environmentally sound production of titanium,” Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Vol 117, No 2, pp118-122, June 2008. LAUREN PLAVISCH was awarded an NSF GK12 Fellowship through the College of Arts and Sciences starting in June 2009.

SUPPORT

Other Fellowship

* Some data not yet available for 2009/2010. ** Eight existing PhD students from other Departments joined the Division; ten new students matriculated. Below: Associate Professor Gopalan (front left), Professor Pal (front right), graduate students (from left): Peter Zink and Wenhua Huang, and post-doctoral research associates (from left) Guosheng Ye, and Kyung Joong Yoon.

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Faculty and Staff Participating Faculty Participating Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) faculty are expected to advise and mentor MSE graduate students, help teach courses in the program, or serve on an MSE committee.

HATICE ALTUG Assistant Professor, ECE Nano-photonic devices and sensors; photonic switches for communication and bio-sensing applications • PhD, Stanford University, 2006

SOUMENDRA N. BASU Professor, ME; Co-Associate Division Head, MSE Thin films for energy, photonic, electronic, and superconducting applications: thermal barrier and environmental barrier coatings for gas turbine and fuel cell applications, environmental degredation of materials at elevated temperatures, structure and stability of interfaces, and characterization of structure and phase transformations in materials using electron microscopy techniques. • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989 ENRICO BELLOTTI Associate Professor, ECE Computational electronics; semiconductor materials and device simulations; power electronics; parallel computing • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999

LUCA DAL NEGRO Assistant Professor, ECE Optical amplification phenomena and laser physics; optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures; photonic crystals, anderson light localization and aperiodic dielectrics; nanophotonics and plasmonics • PhD, University of Trento, 2003 LINDA DOERRER Assistant Professor, Chemistry Magnetic materials and metals • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

KAMIL EKINCI Associate Professor, ME Nanomechanics, Nanofluidics, Nanophotonics, Applications of MEMS and NEMS • PhD, Brown University, 1999

MICHAEL GEVELBER Associate Professor, ME Electrospinning of nanofibers, Plasma spray, Ebeam deposition, Crystal growth, CVD • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988

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RUSSELL GIORDANO Associate Professor, GSDM Fabrication of multiple phase interpenetrating ceramic composites • DMD, CAGS, DMSc, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1991

BENNETT GOLDBERG Professor, Physics and Director, Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology Room- and low-temperature, near-field microscopy of semiconductors and biological systems; magneto-optics and magnetotransport of two- and one-dimensional electron fields • PhD, Brown University, 1987 SRIKANTH GOPALAN Associate Professor, ME Fuel cells, Chemical thermodynamics, Kinetics and transport phenomena to model the behavior of electrochemical systems • PhD, University of Utah, 1997

MARK GRINSTAFF Professor, Chemistry, BME Polymers, biomaterials, nanomaterials, wound repair, tissue engineering • PhD, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, 1992

CATHERINE M. KLAPPERICH Assistant Professor, ME/BME Nanomechanics of hydrated biomaterials implants, Tissue engineering scaffold materials, Drug delivery, Bio-micro electromechanical systems (BioMEMs) • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2000

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XI LIN Assistant Professor, ME Materials theory, Predictive simulation of materials electronic, optical, magnetic, and mechanical properties • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003 KARL LUDWIG Professor, Physics Surfaces, real time x-ray studies during thin film processing, phase transitions • PhD, Stanford University, 1986

AMIT MELLER Associate Professor, BME Nonpore force spectroscopy of RNA folding kinetics, DNA switches and transcription initiation kinetics, RNA helicases activity, mapping transcription factors interaction with DNA, ultra-fast DNA sequencing, novel optical methods for single molecule detection. • PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), 1998 PRITIRAJ MOHANTY Associate Professor, Physics Nanoscale materials, mechanical properties • PhD, University of Maryland, 1998

ELISE MORGAN Associate Professor, ME Mechanical behavior of biological materials, Mechanical stimulation of tissue differentiation, Micromechanics of multiscale media, Damage mechanics • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2002

THEODORE MOUSTAKAS Professor, ECE; Co-Associate Division Head, MSE Growth by MBE, HVPE and MOCVD of Nitride Semiconductors; Optical devices (LEDs, LDs, Optical modulators, Detectors) from deep UV to THz • PhD, Columbia University, 1974


TODD MURRAY Assistant Professor, ME Laser ultrasonics, Nanoscale materials characterization, Acoustic wave propagation, Optical sensors and NDE, Photorefractive materials and devices, Optoacoustic imaging • PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1998

ANNA K. SWAN Associate Professor, ECE Development of nanoscale optical selfinterference microscopy; optical properties of carbon nanotubes • PhD, Boston University, 1993

UDAY B. PAL Professor, ME; Division Head, MSE Fuel cells, Chemical thermodynamics, Kinetics and transport phenomena to model the behavior of electrochemical systems • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1984

M. SELIM ÜNLÜ Professor, ECE; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Engineering Photodetectors; nano-optics: high-resolution and solid immersion lens microscopy, subsurface imaging of semiconductor devices and circuits, biophotonics: biosensor fabrication and biological imaging techniques • PhD, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign, 1992

ROBERTO PAIELLA Assistant Professor, ECE Optical technologies for information processing; photonic devices based on semiconductor quantum structures, including group-III nitride quantum wells; nanoscale photonic devices and circuits; ultrafast optics • PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1998 VINOD K. SARIN Professor, ME Materials science, Surface modification, Physical and chemical vapor deposition, Consolidation of ceramics/composites, Structure/property consolidations, Transparent optical ceramics • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971 KEVIN SMITH Professor, Physics Electronic structure of materials • PhD, Yale University, 1988

JOYCE WONG Associate Professor, BME Biomaterials, nanomaterials, tailoring cell-material interfaces for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications; direct, quantitative measurement of biological interactions • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994 XIN ZHANG Associate Professor and Associate Chair, ME Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS), Micro/nanofabrication technologies motivated by practical applications in micro and nanoscale engineering and emerging bionanotechnologies • PhD, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1998

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Affiliated Faculty Affiliated Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) faculty are scientifically associated with the MSE program and serve as advisors and thesis committee members. RAMA BANSIL Professor, Physics Synthetic and biological macromolecules • PhD, University of Rochester, 1975

PAUL BARBONE Associate Professor, ME Theoretical & computational (bio) mechanics and (bio) acoustics * Medical (ultrasound) imaging • PhD, Stanford University, 1991

THOMAS G. BIFANO Professor, ME; Director, Photonics Center Deformable mirrors, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Adaptive Optics, Biophotonic Microscopy, Astronomical Telescope Instrumentation, Laser Wafefront Control • PhD, North Carolina State University, 1988 JOHN CARADONNA Associate Professor, Chemistry Mechanism of action of non-heme iron metalloproteins with a focus on the chemistry of metalloenzyme active sites involved in biological oxidation reactions • PhD, Columbia University, 1985 ANTONIO CASTRO-NETO Professor, Physics Graphene, strongly correlated systems, disordered magnetic systems • PhD, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, 1994

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FRANCO CERRINA Professor and Chair, ECE Semiconductor devices and fabrication modeling, nanolithography, nanofabrication, optics, optical systems, X-rays, synchrotrons, DNA synthesis, system and synthetic biology • PhD, University of Rome, 1974

CLAUDIO CHAMON Professor, Physics Strongly correlated quantum matter and out-of-equilibrium dynamics of classlical and quantum systems • PhD Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

LAISHENG CHOU Professor, GSDM Molecular biocompatibility of implant materials • DMD, Shanghai No.2 Medical University, 1977 • PhD, University of British Columbia, 1997 JAMES COLLINS Professor, BME Synthetic biology; systems biology; noiseenhanced sensorimotor function • DPhil, University of Oxford (England), 1990

MICHAEL EL-BATANOUNY Professor, Physics Magnetism at surfaces • PhD, University of California, Davis


SHYAMSUNDER ERRAMILLI Professor, Physics Biological materials • PhD, University of Illinois, 1986

EVAN EVANS Professor, BME Nano-microscale biomechanics; ultrasensitive force probes and extreme resolution optical techniques; material properties of soft biological materials, e.g. biomembranes • PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1970 MAXIM FRANK-KAMENETSKII Professor, BME DNA, pNA DNA structures; DNA topology; DNA functioning, PNA (peptide nucleic acid) • PhD, Moscow Physical-Technical Institute, 1971

GUILFORD JONES Professor, Chemistry Photochemistry and photophysical properties of dyes, dye probes, and chromophore conjugates of polymers and proteins. Design of photosynthetic models (photoactive peptides) that are capable of charge transport • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1970 WILLIAM KLEIN Professor, Physics Statistical physics of materials • PhD, Temple University, 1972

MALAY MAZUMDER Research Professor, ECE Particle technology, material engineering, electrostatic engineering • PhD, University of Arkansas, 1971

J. GREGORY MCDANIEL Associate Professor and Associate Chair, ME Structural acoustics, Automotive brake squeal, Biological vibrations, Ocean wave energy • PhD, The Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992

THEODORE MORSE Professor, ECE Photonic material processing; optical fiber fabrication, lasers, and sensors; high power double clad fiber lasers • PhD, Northwestern University, 1961

DAN NATHANSON Professor, GSDM Biomaterials with emphasis is on esthetic restorative materials • DMD, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 1972

RICHARD POBER Research Associate Professor, GSDM Ceramics engineering, interpenetrating phase materials, mechanics of materials, materials design, process design, equipment design • ScD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971

ANATOLI POLKOVNIKOV Assistant Professor, Physics Strongly correlated systems, physics of cold atoms and spin systems, superconductivity • PhD, Yale University, 2003

CLAUDIO REBBI Professor and Chair, Physics Computational methods applied to the study of quantum chromodynamics (QCD, the theory of interacting quarks and gluons) • PhD, Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy)

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SIDNEY REDNER Professor, Physics Non-equilibrium statistical physics of materials • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977

BELA SUKI Professor, BME Biomechanics of tissues and extracellular matrix, the ensemble behavior of complex biological systems; nonlinearities in biological systems • PhD, Jozsef Attila University (Hungary), 1987

BJORN REINHARD Assistant Professor, Chemistry Photophysical properties of nanoparticles and the applications of these nanoparticles to biological sensors and devices • Dr. rer. nat., Technical University Kaiserslautern, 2003

JOE TIEN Assistant Professor, BME Biological materials, microvascular tissue engineering; microvascular physiology; hydrogels • PhD, Harvard University, 1999

ANDERS SANDVIK Associate Professor, Physics Computational research on interacting quantum many-body systems • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993

DIMITRIJE STAMENOVIC Associate Professor, BME Cellular mechanics, rheology of soft tissues and cell, respiratory mechanics, mechanics of foam-like structure • PhD, University of Minnesota, 1983

H. EUGENE STANLEY Professor, Physics Statistical physics of materials • PhD, Harvard University, 1967

JOHN STRAUB Professor and Chair, Chemistry Theoretical and computational chemistry and biophysics • PhD, Harvard University, 1967

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OPHELIA K.C. TSUI Associate Professor, Physics Synthetic and biological macromolecules • PhD, Princeton University, 1996

KATHERINE YANHANG ZHANG Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, ME Mechanical behavior of soft biological tissue, Cardiovascular mechanics, Multi-scale modeling of biological composites, Microand nano- mechanics of thin film devices • PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003

LAWRENCE ZIEGLER Professor, Chemistry Ultrafast femtosecond laser measurements in a variety of materials, femtosecond carrier relaxation dynamics and optical properties of wide range of materials which include liquids, supercritical fluids, photodissociative molecules, biologically important species and wide band gap semiconductors • PhD, Cornell University 1978


Staff

Committees RUTH MASON Division Director

Steering Committee

ELIZABETH FLAGG Graduate Programs Manager

Course Scheduling

U. Pal T. Moustakas S. Basu K. Ludwig M. Grinstaff R. Giordano A. Meller R. Mason*

S. Basu U. Pal T. Moustakas R. Mason* Graduate Applications Review Committee S. Basu A. Swan T. Moustakas L. Doerrer R. Giordano K. Ludwig E. Flagg* Undergraduate COE MSE Minor S. Gopalan V. Sarin R. Paiella C. Klapperich PhD Exam Committee S. Basu T. Moustakas U. Pal Materials Colloquium T. Moustakas R. Mason* E. Flagg* Retreat/Socials V. Sarin U. Pal T. Moustakas S. Basu R. Mason* *ex-officio

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Graduate Programs Recruitment In July 2008, the new graduate-level Division of Materials Science and Engineering enrolled eight MSE PhD students from the former Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics. In Fall 2008, ten new PhD students matriculated; three were awarded Dean’s Fellowships (DFs), three were awarded Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTFs), four were awarded Research Assistantships (RAs). One MS student transferred to MSE from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Spring 2009. We also recruited six new funded PhD students for the Fall 2009 semester: two Dean’s Fellows, three GTFs, and one RA. Four new MS students were recruited for Fall 2009.

The Division reviewed 25 applications for Fall 2008: 17 post-MS PhD, 2 post-BS PhD, and 6 MS. Applications tripled for the Fall 2009 admissions review, totaling 79 applications: 53 post-MS PhD, 2 post-BS PhD, and 24 MS.

NEW MATRICULANTS 2008-2009 Male

Female

Full-Time

Part-Time

GTF

RA

Fellow

MS International

1

 1

PhD Domestic

3

1

4

2

2

PhD International

7

1

8

1

4

3

Total:

11

2

13

3

6

3

Other Aid 1

0

1

FALL 2008 MEAN GRE SCORES Verbal

%

Quantitative

%

An. Writing

%

Ph.D. Domestic

590

78

758

83

5

36

Ph.D. International

463

48

773

88

100

35

Spring 2009 Mean GRE Score MS International

Verbal

%

Quantitative

%

An. Writing

%

360

20

760

85

4

32

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Enrollment In the first year of the MSE graduate program, we enrolled 18 PhD students and two MS students. In Fall 2009 we have 23 enrolled PhD students and 4 MS students. In the next five years we expect the program to grow to around 50 PhD students and 20 MS students.

Teaching Fellows and Research Assistants 2008-2009 Aid

Students Funded

Dean’s Fellow

3

Graduate Teaching Fellow

3

Research Assistant

12 TOTAL

18

Degrees Awarded MS Degree Awarded One MS degree was awarded in the first year of the Division of Materials Science and Engineering.

STUDENT

ADVISOR

Petros Sakkas

Uday B. Pal

Post-graduation: PhD candidate, National Technical University of Athens

PhD Degree Awarded One PhD degree was awarded in the first year of the Division of Materials Science and Engineering.

STUDENT

ADVISOR

DISSERTATION TITLE

Haibing Wang

Srikanth Gopalan

Composite, Thin Film, Supported — MIEC Membranes for Hydrogen Generation and Separation

Post-graduation: Postdoctoral Associate, Arizona State University

Professor Zhang and graduate student Shusen “Forest” Huang inspect arrays of tiny infrared sensors.

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Course and Program Development The program is designed to leverage and engage, with respect to both classroom teaching and research instruction, all existing departments within the College of Engineering (COE), as well as the departments of Physics and Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and ongoing programs in the Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) related to restorative sciences and biomaterials. Our post-BS PhD and MS programs provide students the opportunity to specialize in our core research areas. These students are required to take 4 core courses and 2 courses in their respective concentration areas. Three of the four core courses are offered every year and are designed to provide foundational interdisciplinary knowledge of materials science and engineering and the fourth core course, selected from a list of four courses, provides an advanced in-depth state-ofthe-art knowledge of an interdisciplinary contemporary topic in Materials. Post-MS PhD students also take the same core course to prepare for their area qualifying exam. The core courses are: •

Core 1: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Core 2: Kinetic Processes in Materials

Core 3: Electrical, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials

o Or Introduction to solid state physics Core 4: Physics of Semiconductor Materials

o or Mechanical Behavior of Materials

o or Polymers and Soft Materials (new course)

o or Computational Methods in Materials Science

In the 2008/2009 academic year, MSE adopted the following four courses: •

MS 577 Electrical, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials

MS 726 Fundamentals of Biomaterials, cross-listed with ENG BE 726 and ME 726.

MS 727 Principles and Applications of Tissue Engineering, cross-listed with BE 727/ME 727.

MS 774 Semiconductor Quantum Structures and Photonic Devices, cross-listed with EC 774.

Pictured Left: Research Associate Kyung Joong Yoon and graduate student Wenhua Huang screen printing the components of an SOFC.

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Graduate Courses CLASS

TITLE

INSTRUCTOR

MS 500

Special Topics

Moustakas

MS 503

Kinetic Processes in Materials

Basu

X

MS 504

Polymers and Soft Materials

Klapperich

X

MS 505

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Gopalan

X

MS 507

Process Modeling and Control

Gevelber

X

MS 508

Computational Methods in Materials Science

Lin

X

MS 523

Mechanics of Biomaterials

Klapperich

X

PY 543

Introduction to Solid State Physics

Goldberg

X

MS 545

Electrochemistry of Fuel Cells and Batteries

Pal

X

MS 555

MEMS: Fabrication and Materials

Zhang

X

MS 574

Physical Semiconductor Materials

Bellotti

X

MS 582

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Murray

X

MS 900

Research

Altug

X

Basu

X

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FALL 2008

SPRING 2009 X

Gopalan

X

X

Lin

X

X

Moustakas

X

X

Pal

X

X

Sarin

X

X

Sharon

X

Unlu

X


Research MSE faculty have primary appointments in the College of Engineering (COE) Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics, and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM).

MSE faculty conduct research in four primary areas: Biomaterials, including drug delivery, tissue engineering, design of biomolecules/biopolymers, biosensors, mechanics of biomaterials, and laser spectroscopy; Electronic and Photonic Materials, including III-V nitrides, solid state lighting, carbon nanotubes, si-nanophotonics, fiber optic sensors, quantum

dots, and computational modeling; Materials for Energy and the Environment, including clean energy conversion, hydrogen generation and storage, fuel cells, green manufacturing, and biofuels; and Nanomaterials, including coatings, composite materials, photo-acoustic microscopy, nanoscale materials, and multi-scale modeling.

Professor Basu working on the ion mill in the Microscopy Laboratory.

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External Research Funding The following table delineates the new, continuing, supplemental grants awarded over the 2009 fiscal year. The funding level of all participating (indicated by an asterisk*) and affiliated faculty is approximately $22.5M.

Affiliation

PI

Title of Project

COE, ECE

Altug*

Development of Multiplexed, Commonwealth Ultra-Sensitive, Label-Free and of Rapid Biosensing Technologies for Massachusetts Proteomics and Virus Detection Applications

9/1/2008

8/31/2009

$91,780

COE, ECE

Altug*

SGER: Investigation of Plasmonic NSF Crystal Based Nanostructures for Biomolecule Detection (in conjunction with Photonics Center and CNN)

10/1/2008

9/30/2009

$55,000

CAS, Physics

Bansil

Graduate Student Support DHHS (L. Qiu) (Subcontract via Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

9/1/2008

1/31/2009

$27,811

CAS, Physics

Bansil

IPA: NSF Program Director for the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) Program

9/1/2008

8/31/2009

$209,096

CAS, Physics

Bansil

Protein Solution Phase Separation Amgen, Inc. Evaluation (in conjunction with Center for Polymer Studies)

10/10/2008

9/30/2010

$70,000

COE, ME

Basu*

EBC/TBC Coating System for Si-Based Ceramic Components for Improved Gas Turbine Performance and Lifetimes (Subcontract via Plasma Technology, Inc.)

NSF

7/1/2009

6/30/2010

$80,000

COE, ME

Basu*

REU Supplement: FRG: Functionally Graded High AI Mullite Environmental Barrier Coatings

NSF

2/1/2004

7/31/2008

$12,000

COE, ME

Basu*, Murray*, Sarin*

FRG: Functionally Graded High-AI NSF Mullite Barrier Coatings

8/15/2003

7/31/2008

$640,000

COE, ECE

Bellotti*

SBIR: Development of Low Stress DOD Ohmic Contacts to HgCdTe (Subcontract via Photronix, Inc.)

9/22/2006

12/14/2008

$697

COE, ECE

Bellotti*

Theoretical Investigation of Optoelectronic Devices Based on the ZnO Material System

6/1/2009

5/31/2012

$311,360

COE, ME

Bifano

High Actuator Density Boston MEMS Micromirror Process Micromachines Development (in conjunction with Corporation Photonics Center)

3/1/2009

6/30/2009

$17,535

COE, ME

Bifano

SBIR Phase II: Ultraflat Tip Tilt Piston MEMS Deformable Mirror (in conjunction with Photonics Center) (Subcontract via Boston Micromachines Corporation)

12/3/2006

12/3/2008

$102,793

20 | Research | Annual Report 2008-2009

Agency

NSF

NASA

Start Date End Date

Award


Affiliation

PI

Title of Project

Agency

Start Date End Date

Award

CAS, Physics

Castro-Neto The Physics of Graphene (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

DOE

9/1/2008

8/31/2009

$110,000

CAS, Physics

Chamon

Quantum Nanowire MultiConnections (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

DOE

9/1/2008

8/31/2009

$104,000

GSDM

Chou

Oral AIDS Clinical Training Program (Subcontract via UMass Medical School)

DHHS

7/1/2008

6/30/2009

$38,000

COE, ECE

Dal Negro*

Biodegradable Communications System (Subcontract via Tufts University)

DOD

1/1/2008

10/31/2009

$149,540

COE, ECE

Dal Negro*

MURI: Electrically-Pumped, Silicon-Based Lasers for ChipScale Nanophotonic Systems (Subcontract via MIT)

DOD

7/1/2006

6/30/2009

$103,167

COE, ECE

Dal Negro*

Nanoarray-Assisted Wavelength Shifting Films for Solar Applications

Lightwave Power, Inc.

2/1/2009

1/31/2010

$61,045

CAS, Chemistry

Doerrer*

EMT/NANO: Single Atom Wide NSF Wires with Insulation - New Paradigm for Ballistic Transport (REU Supplement) (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

6/1/2009

8/31/2011

$6,000

CAS, Chemistry

Doerrer*

EnVivo Research Agreement (J. Lum)

EnVivo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

11/1/2008

4/30/2009

$16,934

CAS, Chemistry

Doerrer*

Magnetic, Sub-Pore Scale Metal Oxide Particles for Enhanced Magnetic Resonance and Optical Characterization of Rock Pore Structure and Fluid Composition in Reservoir Rock (in conjunction with CNN) (Subcontract via University of Texas/Austin)

Advanced Energy Consortium

3/1/2009

2/28/2010

$200,145

CAS, Chemistry

Doerrer*, Starobinski

EMT/NANO: Single Atom Wide Wires with Insulation - New Paradigm for Ballistic Transport (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

NSF

9/1/2008

8/31/2011

$250,000

COE, ME

Ekinci*

CAREER: Photonic Integration of Silicon Nanoelectromechanical Systems (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

NSF

3/1/2009

2/28/2010

$80,231

COE, ME

Ekinci*

National Institute of Standards and Technology - IPA (Todd Murray)

NIST

9/1/2008

8/31/2009

$110,160

Boston University College of Engineering | Division of Materials Science and Engineering | Research | 21


Affiliation

PI

Title of Project

Agency

COE, ME

Ekinci*, Yakhot

High-Frequency Nanofluidics of Bio-NEMS: Theory and Experiments

NSF

6/15/2008

5/31/2011

$240,000

CAS, Physics

ElBatanouny

Structure and Dynamics of Surface Electron Spin Systems of Antiferromagnetic Insulators, Using Helium and Metastable Helium

DOE

1/1/2009

12/31/2009

$191,628

COE, ME

Gevelber*

Real-Time Control for Engineering NSF Electrospun Nanofiber Diameter Distributions for Advanced Applications (in conjunction with Center for Information and Systems Engineering)

9/1/2008

8/31/2011

$224,100

COE, ME

Gevelber*

STTR Phase II: Development of Advanced E-Beam Sweep Patterns and Control System (in conjunction with Center for Information and Systems Engineering) (Subcontract via CyberMaterials LLC)

NSF

4/15/2006

4/30/2009

$171,941

GSDM

Giordano*

Development of Novel AllCeramic Restorations and Wear, Strength and Fatigue of Restorative Materials

Vita Zahnfabrik (Germany)

2/1/2008

1/31/2009

$138,687

CAS, Physics

Goldberg*

Boston University Urban Fellows Project

NSF

6/1/2006

5/31/2009

$579,682

CAS, Physics

Goldberg*

Graphene Membranes as Advanced Micro- and Nano-Pressure Energy Sensors (in conjunction with Consortium Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology and Photonics Center) (Subcontract via University of Texas/Austin)

3/1/2009

2/28/2010

$161,369

CAS, Physics

Goldberg*

Summer Immersion Institutes

Stephen Bechtel Fund

12/9/2008

12/8/2009

$100,000

COE, ME

Gopalan*

Advanced Cathode Materials for Solid Oxide Electrolyzers

San Diego State University Foundations

3/1/2005

7/31/2008

$75,000

COE, ME

Gopalan*

MIEC Membranes for Hydrogen Generation & Separation

Other Corp.

3/1/2006

2/28/2009

$136,785

COE, ME

Gopalan*

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes: Unraveling the Relationship Between Oxygen Reduction, Structure, and Surface Chemistry

NETL

9/1/2008

3/31/2010

$450,001

CAS, Chemistry

Grinstaff*

Bacteriophobic Coatings for Inhibition of Pathogenic Biofilms (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

DHHS

4/1/2009

3/31/2010

$551,515

22 | Research | Annual Report 2008-2009

Start Date End Date

Award


Affiliation

PI

Title of Project

Agency

CAS, Chemistry

Grinstaff*

Biolubricants for Flex Viscosupplementation (in Biomedical, Inc. conjunction with ENG/Biomedical Engineering)

CAS, Chemistry

Grinstaff*

Clinical Prototype for Intraoperative Aerosolized Nanoparticle Drug-Delivery (Subcontract via Brigham and Women’s Hospital MGH/CIMIT)

CAS, Chemistry

Grinstaff*

Downhole Li-ion Batteries Advanced Energy Based on Network Ionic Consortium Liquids (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology) (Subcontract via University of Texas/Austin)

CAS, Chemistry

Grinstaff*

Expansile Nanoparticles for Delivery of Antibiotics (Subcontract via Dartmouth College)

CAS, Chemistry

Grinstaff*

In-Situ and On-Demand Modification of Hydrogel Characteristics: Applications for ‘No-Intervention’ Solutions

CAS, Chemistry

Grinstaff*

CAS, Chemistry

Start Date End Date

Award

2/1/2008

1/31/2010

$20,000

8/19/2008

7/31/2009

$40,394

3/1/2009

2/28/2010

$250,000

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

10/1/2008

9/30/2009

$33,000

Schlumberger

9/1/2008

8/31/2009

$80,000

Nanoscale Functional Dendrimer- DHHS DNA Assemblies (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

12/1/2007

11/30/2008

$195,000

Grinstaff*

Ophthalmic Sealants II: Dendritic DHHS Biomaterials for Repair of Ocular Wounds

9/1/2008

8/31/2010

$190,317

CAS, Chemistry

Grinstaff*

Phosphorylation-Specific Prolyl Isomerase Pin1 as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Asthma (Subcontract via Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

Sandler Family Supporting Foundation

7/1/2008

6/30/2009

$40,000

CAS, Chemistry

Grinstaff*

Reversing Electrostatic Interactions for Improved Gene Delivery

DHHS

5/1/2009

4/30/2010

$335,665

CAS, Chemistry

Jones

Fluorescent Dyes for Security Printing Applications

PhotoSecure DNA Technologies

1/1/2008

12/31/2009

$50,214

COE, ME

Lin*

Conjugated Polymer Solvent Affinity and Ion-Solvent Channel Design (Subcontract via MIT)

Honda R&D Company Limited

1/1/2009

12/31/2009

$365,099

COE, ME

McDaniel

Estimating the Effects of Damping DOD Treatments on the Vibration of Complex Structures

2/7/2008

4/30/2011

$351,216

COE, ME

McDaniel

Steering and Mixing Waves in Structures with Anisotropic Layers

12/1/2004

12/31/2008

$261,712

DOD

ONR

Boston University College of Engineering | Division of Materials Science and Engineering | Research | 23


Affiliation

PI

Title of Project

Agency

COE, BME

Meller*

Development and Evaluation of Composite Solid State/Protein Nanopores for High-Throughput Applications (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

Oxford Nanopore Technologies, LTD (United Kingdom)

3/1/2009

2/28/2011

$429,284

COE, BME

Meller*

Electronic Recognition of Gene Regulatory Proteins Bound to DNA (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

NSF

8/1/2009

7/31/2010

$195,000

COE, BME

Meller*

High Throughput DNA Sequencing Using Design Polymers and Nanopore Arrays

DHHS

9/1/2007

8/31/2009

$502,799

CAS, Physics

Mohanty*

Accurate Time Measurement Using Nonlinearly Coupled Resonators

Sand 9

9/1/2008

8/31/2009

$105,000

CAS, Physics

Mohanty*

CAREER: Nanomechanics in the Quantum Regime

NSF

4/1/2009

3/31/2010

$85,000

CAS, Physics

Mohanty*

NSF EMT/NANO: Computation Using Nanomechanical Oscillator Networks (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

9/15/2008

8/31/2011

$299,997

COE, ME

Morgan*

Collaborative Research: Microand Nano-scale Characterization and Modeling of Bone Tissue

NSF

9/1/2008

8/31/2011

$67,940

COE, ME

Morgan*

Inducing Skeletal Repair by Mechanical Stimulation

DHHS

9/1/2008

8/31/2010

$1,156,200

COE, ME

Morgan*

Prevention of Femoral Head Deformity

Medical

1/1/2007

12/31/2008

$11,374

COE, ME

Morgan*, Barbone

3-D Visualization and Prediction of Spine Fractures

DHHS

4/1/2009

4/30/2010

$1,607,356

COE, ECE

Morse

A New Approach to High-Power, Eye-Safe, Laser Technology Applications (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

DOD

6/1/2007

8/31/2010

$750,000

COE, ECE

Morse

A Novel Broad-Band Light Source for Advanced Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) System

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

7/1/2008

6/26/2009

$124,999

COE, ECE

Morse

HOM (Higher Order Mode) Fibers DOD for Blue Laser Applications

11/1/2008

10/31/2009

$100,000

COE, ECE

Moustakas* Growth and Characterization of NASA A1GaN Quantum Wells on Silicon Carbide for Edge Emission at 235 nm (SBIR Phase I) (Subcontract via Photon Systems, Inc.)

1/22/2009

7/22/2009

$33,318

GSDM

Nathanson

9/1/2008

6/30/2009

$375,625

Residency Program in General Dentistry

24 | Research | Annual Report 2008-2009

DHHS

Start Date End Date

Award


Affiliation

PI

Title of Project

Agency

COE, ECE

Paiella*

Collaborative Research: Quantum-Cascade-Laser Active Materials Based on SiliconGermanium Nanomembranes

NSF

7/1/2009

6/30/2010

$75,790

COE, ECE

Paiella*

GaN-Based Quantum-Structure Devices for THz Light Emission and Photodetection (in conjunction with Photonics Center)

NSF

9/1/2008

8/31/2011

$399,967

COE, ECE

Paiella*

Plasmonic Band-Structure Engineering for Light-Emission Efficiency Enhancement

DOE

8/15/2008

12/31/2009

$101,653

COE, ME

Pal*

Solid Oxide Membrane Commonwealth Electrolyzer for the Production of of Pure Hydrogen and Syn-Gas from Massachusetts a Source of Waste and Steam (Subcontract via UMass/Amherst)

9/1/2008

8/31/2009

$40,000

COE, ME

Pal*, Gopalan*, Basu*

Hybrid Processing of Planar Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

BTU International

9/1/2005

8/31/2008

$517,267

CAS, Physics

Polkovnikov Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

8/1/2009

9/15/2011

$50,000

CAS, Physics

Polkovnikov Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Many-Particle Cold Atom Systems

DOD

12/1/2008

11/30/2009

$137,566

CAS, Chemistry

Reinhard

Bioavailability and Toxicity of DHHS Engineered Nanomaterials (Lynell Skewis)

8/1/2008

7/31/2009

$27,887

CAS, Chemistry

Reinhard

Illuminating Dynamic Receptor Clustering in the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

DHHS

6/1/2009

4/30/2010

$306,063

CAS, Chemistry

Reinhard

Rationally Designed Plasmonic Nanostructures for Rapid Bacteria Detection and Identification (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

NSF

6/1/2009

5/31/2010

$173,750

CAS, Physics

Sandvik

Simulation Studies of Ground State Phases and Criticality in Correlated Quantum Matter

NSF

8/1/2008

8/31/2010

$240,000

COE, ME

Sarin*

A New Ceramic Scintillator for Neutron Detection

DOE

7/11/2005

7/10/2008

$123,759

COE, ME

Sarin*

Fast, Dense, Low Cost Scintillators DOE for Nuclear Physics

8/7/2006

8/6/2009

$140,000

COE, ME

Sarin*

Novel Ceramic Scintillators for PET (SBIR) (Subcontract via ALEM-Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.)

8/15/2008

8/14/2009

$100,000

DOE

Start Date End Date

Award

Boston University College of Engineering | Division of Materials Science and Engineering | Research | 25


Affiliation

PI

Title of Project

Agency

COE, ME

Sarin*

Optical Ceramic Hafnates: New Fast PET Scintillators

NIGMS

9/1/2005

8/31/2009

$160,000

COE, ME

Sarin*

Superior Medical Scintillator by Vapor Deposition (1)

NIBIB

5/1/2006

4/30/2009

$436,409

COE, BME

Stamenovic Airway Smooth Muscle Cell Orientation Control by Contractile Torque

DHHS

4/1/2009

3/31/2010

$259,769

CAS, Chemistry

Straub

Probing the Principles Governing Protein Aggregation (in conjunction with Center for Computational Science)

DHHS

12/1/2008

11/30/2009

$376,263

CAS, Chemistry

Straub

Probing the Principles of Dynamics and Energy Transfer in Proteins (in conjunction with Center for Computational Science)

NSF

2/1/2009

1/31/2010

$143,000

COE, BME

Suki

Acute Lung Injury: Making the Injured Lung Perform Better and Rebuilding Healthy Lungs (Subcontract via Boston Medical Center)

DOD

7/1/2008

6/30/2009

$68,550

COE, BME

Suki

Effects of Mechanical Forces on Lung Injury and Repair

DHHS

7/1/2009

6/30/2010

$496,539

COE, BME

Suki

Mechanisms of Progression in Late Stage Emphysema

DHHS

5/1/2009

4/30/2010

$355,022

COE, ECE

Swan*

REU Supplement - Vibrational NSF and Electronic Aspects of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Interactions

10/14/2008

8/31/2010

$7,000

COE, BME

Tien

Engineering Functional Lymphatic DHHS Networks in vitro

7/1/2009

6/30/2010

$243,750

COE, BME

Tien

Synthesis and Characterization of DHHS Patterned Microvascular Networks

3/1/2009

2/28/2010

$353,353

COE, ECE

Unlu*

High Speed Diagnostic of Temperature and Intensity Variation of Diode-Laser Facets (Subcontract via Science Research Laboratory, Inc.)

DOD

10/15/2008

7/31/2009

$32,999

COE, ECE

Unlu*

Research Agreement

The Mitre Corporation

6/1/2009

10/2/2009

$10,000

COE, BME

Wong*

Development of Tissue Engineering Solutions for Pediatric Vascular Surgical Repair and Reconstruction

The Hartwell Foundation/ Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

4/1/2009

3/31/2010

$100,000

COE, BME

Wong*

Magnetic, Sub-Pore Scale Metal Oxide Particles for Enhanced Magnetic Resonance and Optical Characterization of Rock Pore Structure and Fluid Composition in Reservoir Rock (in conjunction with CNN) (Subcontract via University of Texas/Austin)

Advanced Energy Consortium

3/1/2009

2/28/2010

$99,645

26 | Research | Annual Report 2008-2009

Start Date End Date

Award


Affiliation

PI

Title of Project

Agency

Start Date End Date

Award

COE, BME

Wong*

The Affect of Alignment on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Remodeling Behavior: Potential Risk in Neointimal Thickening (C. Williams)

American Heart Association

7/1/2008

6/30/2009

$21,000

COE, BME

Wong*

The Effect of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Organization on the Function of Engineering Tissue Constructs (Corin Williams)

American Heart Association

7/1/2009

6/30/2010

$21,000

COE, BME

Wong*

Vascular Cell Phenotype on Physiologically-Relevant Bioengineered Substrata (in conjunction with Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology)

DHHS

6/1/2009

5/31/2010

$406,250

COE, BME

Wong*

Vascular Cell Phenotype on Physiologically-Relevant Bioengineered Substrata (W. Duncanson)

DHHS

7/1/2008

12/31/2008

$24,035

COE, ME

Zhang K

Clare Boothe Luce Professorship

The Henry Luce Foundation

1/1/2006

12/31/2010

$427,377

COE, ME

Zhang K

Micro and nano-Mechanics of Thin Film and Thin Film Coatings

DARPA/MTO

4/25/2007

4/24/2009

$149,905

COE, ME

Zhang K

REU: Multiscale approach to NSF Understanding the Mechanical and Biochemical Behavior of Tissue Engineering Blood Vessels

6/1/2007

5/31/2009

$6,950

COE, ME

Zhang K, Zhang X*, Wong

Multiscale approach to NSF Understanding the Mechanical and Biochemical Behavior of Tissue Engineering Blood Vessels

6/1/2007

5/31/2009

$75,000

COE, ME

Zhang X*

CAREER: Creating NSF Nanostructured Gratings on Microstructures for Residual Strain/Stress Measurement in NEMS/MEMS and Traction Force Measurement in Cells (REU Supplement) (in conjunction with Photonics Center)

2/13/2004

8/31/2009

$48,000

COE, ME

Zhang X*

CAREER: Creating NSF Nanostructured Gratings on Microstructures for Residual Strain/Stress Measurement in NEMS/MEMS and Traction Force Measurement in Cells (REU Supplement) (in conjunction with Photonics Center)

3/1/2003

8/31/2009

$400,000

COE, ME

Zhang X*

Collaborative Research: Elastic NSF and Viscoelastic Characterization and Modeling of Polymer Based Structures for Biological Applications

9/1/2008

8/31/2011

$297,969

Boston University College of Engineering | Division of Materials Science and Engineering | Research | 27


Affiliation

PI

Title of Project

Agency

COE, ME

Zhang X*

Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of an HT Micro TCD (in conjunction with Photonics Center)

Schlumberger

7/1/2009

6/30/2010

$20,000

COE, ME

Zhang X*

Development of a Novel Optomechanical Uncooled Metamaterial-Enhanced Active Terahertz Detection Imager

NSF

7/1/2008

6/30/2011

$259,699

COE, ME

Zhang X*

Development of MEMS Column Using SOI Wafers

Schlumberger

6/1/2008

6/30/2009

$20,000

COE, ME

Zhang X*

Development of MEMS Column Using SOI Wafers

Schlumberger

7/23/2007

9/30/2008

$24,571

COE, ME

Zhang X*

GOALI: High Sensitivity Thermal Conductivity Sensor for Micro Gas Chromatography and Harsh Environment Chemical Detection (in conjunction with Photonics Center)

NSF

7/1/2009

6/30/2012

$239,537

COE, ME

Zhang X*

Mechanical Behavior of Amorphous Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposited Silicon Oxide Films for MEMS Applications

NSF

6/1/2007

5/31/2010

$150,000

COE, ME

Zhang X*

NER: A Digital Bio/ Nanoelectronics Interface for Single Cell Study

NSF

9/15/2006

11/30/2008

$100,000

COE, ME

Zhang X*

REU: NER: A Digital Bio/ Nanoelectronics Interface for Single Cell Study

NSF

8/9/2007

11/30/2008

$6,000

COE, ME

Zhang X*

Uncooled Cantilever Microbolometer Focal Plane Arrays with MK Temperature Resolution: Engineering Mechanics for the Next Generation

DOD

4/1/2006

9/30/2009

$298,902

TOTAL FUNDING FOR ALL MSE FACULTY:

Start Date End Date

$22,496,707

NEW FUNDING FOR PARTICIPATING FACULTY

$5,168,340

CONTINUING FUNDING FOR PARTICIPATING FACULTY

$11,026,073

28 | Research | Annual Report 2008-2009

Award


CONTINUING GRANTS Recipient

Title of Award

Source

Begin

End

Bellotti*

CAREER: Theoretical Investigation of Single Photon Detectors for Quantum Technology

NSF

5/1/2005

4/30/2010

Bellotti*

SBIR PHASE II - New Sensing Capabilities For Situational Awareness

AFOSR/Photronix

3/20/2007

9/20/2009

Bellotti*

Simulation Models For IR FPAS

CSC/BAE Systems

9/1/2007

8/31/2009

Morse

Miniature Laser Therapy Endoscope

HHS/PHS/NIH/ NIBIB via MGH

8/1/2007

7/31/2009

Morse

Ultra-High Definition (1um) Digital X-Ray Imaging

MA Technology Transfer Center

5/1/2008

7/31/2009

Moustakas*, Paiella*

Ultraviolet Electroabsorption Modular Based on IIINitride Quantum Wells

NSF

9/1/2007

8/31/2010

Paiella*, Moustakas*

Intersubband All-Optical Switching and OpticallyPumped Light Emission with

NSF

9/1/2006

8/31/2010

Ruane, Swan*

REU SITE: Research Experience For Undergraduates In Photonics

NSF

5/1/2008

10/31/2009

Swan*

Vibrational and Electronic Aspects of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Interactions

NSF

9/1/2007

8/31/2010

Unlu*

High-Throughput, Label-Free Promoter Sequence Discovery

PHS/NIH/NIGMS

7/1/2006

6/30/2009

Unlu*, Swan*

IRES: US-Turkey-Switzerland Collaboration on Resonant Structures for Biosensing and Imaging

NSF

5/1/2006

4/30/2010

Unlu*, Swan*

IRES: US-Turkey-Switzerland Collaboration on Resonant Structures for Biosensing and Imaging

NSF

5/1/2006

4/30/2010

Unlu*, Goldberg*

New Instrumentation for Nanoscale Subsurface Spectroscopy and Tomography

Univ of Rochester/ DOD/Air Force

6/15/2003

9/30/2009

Boston University College of Engineering | Division of Materials Science and Engineering | Research | 29


Faculty Publications and Lectures Participating Faculty are indicated by an asterisk.

Book Chapters BARBONE PE, Oberai AA. 2009. A review of the mathematical and computational foundations of biomechanical imaging. In: De Suvranu, editor. Computational Methods in Biomechanics, November.

Xu T and *MOUSTAKAS TD. 2008. Growth and Characterization of III-Nitride Quantum Dots and their Applications to Emitters. In Wang ZM, editor. Self-Assembled Quantum Dots, p439-460.

Newburg SO, Zosuls A, BARBONE PE, Mountain DC. 2008. Mechanical response of the basilar membrane to lateral micromanipulation. In: Cooper NP, Kemp DT, editors. Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing. London: World Scientific. p 136-41.

Price GM, TIEN J. 2009. Methods for forming human microvascular tubes in vitro and measuring their macromolecular permeability. In: Khademhosseini A, Suh KY, Zourob M, editors. Biological Microarrays (Methods in Molecular Biology series). Totowa, NJ: Humana Press. In press

Newburg SO, Zosuls A, BARBONE PE, Mountain DC. 2009. Mechanical response of the basilar membrane to lateral micromanipulation. In Cooper NP, Kemp DT, editors. Concepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing. London: World Scientific. p 240-46.

Price GM, TIEN J. 2009. Subtractive methods for forming microfluidic gels of extracellular matrix proteins. In: Bhatia SN, Nahmias Y, editors. Microdevices in Biology and Engineering. Boston, MA: Artech House. p 235-248.

*DAL NEGRO L, Li R, Warga J, Yerci S, *BASU SN, Hamel H, Galli G. 2008. Light-emission from silicon-rich nitride nanostructrues. In Khriachtchev L, editor. Silicon Nanophotonics: Basic Principles, Present Status and Perspectives. Pan Stanford Publishing, (August) pp 327-356. EVANS E, Halvorsen K, Kinoshita K, Wong WP. 2009. A New Approach to Analysis of Single Molecule Force Measurements. In: Hinterdorfer P, van Oijen A, editors. Handbook of SingleMolecule Biophysics. New York: Springer Science. p. 571-89. Bhattacharyya A and *KLAPPERICH CM. 2008. On-Chip Cell Lysis. In: Li Dongqing, editor. Encyclopedia of Micro- and NanoFluidics. p 2226. Wanunu M, and *MELLER A. 2008. Single Molecule Analysis of Nucleic Acids and DNA-protein Interactions using Nanopores. In Ha T, Selvin P, editors. Laboratory Manual on Single Molecules. Cold Spring Harbor Press. *MORGAN EF, Einhorn, TA. Biomechanics of Fracture Healing. In: Rosen CJ, editor. Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism. 7th edition, November 2008. *MORGAN EF, Bouxsein, ML. 2008. Biomechanics of Bone and Age-Related Fractures. In: Bilezikian JP, Raisz LG, Martin J, editors. Principles of Bone Biology. 3rd edition. Boston: Elsevier Academic Press. p 26-40. *MORGAN EF Barnes, GL, Einhorn, TA. 2008. The Bone Organ System: Form and Function. In: Marcus R, Feldman D, Nelson D, Rosen CJ, editors. Osteoporosis. 3rd edition. Boston: Elsevier Academic Press. p 3-25.

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*ÜNLÜ MS, Ozkumur IE, Bergstein DA, Yalcin A, Ruane MF, *GOLDBERG BB. 2008. Applications of Optical Resonance to Biologocial Sensing and Imaging: II. Resonant Cavity Biosensors. Biophotonics, Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering Series. p 87-99. *ÜNLÜ MS, Yalcin A, Dogan M, Moiseev L, *SWAN AK, *GOLDBERG BB, Cantor CR. 2008. Applications of Optical Resonance to Biologocial Sensing and Imaging: I. Spectral SelfInterference Microscopy. Biophotonics, Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering Series. p 71-86. *ZHANG X. 2009. Additive Processes for Polymeric Materials. Handbook of MEMS: Materials and Processes, Springer. *ZHANG X. 2009. Micro/nanostructures for Measuring Cellular Forces in Cardiac Myocytes. Nanomanufacturing. American Scientific Publishers. p 213-233.


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Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, Volume 27, Issue 2, March 2009, Pages 465-471.

Oberai AA, Feijoo GR, BARBONE PE, Acoust J. 2009. Lanczos iterated time-reversal. Soc. Am. Express Letters 125 (2): EL70-EL76.

Warga J, Li R, *BASU SN, *DAL NEGRO L. 2008. Electroluminescence from Silicon-Rich Nitride/Silicon superlattice structures. Applied Physics Letters 93 (15): 151116.

Oberai AA, Gokhale NH, Goenezen S, BARBONE PE, Hall TJ, Sommer AM, Jiang J. 2009. Linear and Nonlinear elasticity imaging of soft tissue in-vivo: Demonstration of feasibility. Phys. Med. Biol. 54: 1191–1207.

Warga J, Li R, *BASU SN, *DAL NEGRO L. 2008. Erbium-Doped Silicon Nanocrystals in Silicon/Silicon Nitride Superlattice Structures: Light Emission and Energy Transfer. Physica E: 1016.

D’Orsogna D, *BELLOTTI E, BARBONE PE, Lamarre P, Smith F, Fulk C, LoVecchio P, Reine M, Tobin S, Markunas J. 2009. A Novel Stress Characterization Technique for the Yanik Development of Low Stress Ohmic contacts to HgCdTe. Journal of Electronic Materials: 1698-1706. Richards MS, BARBONE PE, Oberai AA. 2009. Quantitative three dimensional elasticity imaging from quasi-static deformation: a phantom study. Phys. Med. Biol. 54: 757-779. Albocher U, Oberai AA, BARBONE PE. Harari I. 2009. Adjointweighted equation for inverse problems of incompressible planestress elasticity. Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Eng. 198.30-32: 2412. *BASU SN, Ye G, Khare R, McCandless B, *GEVELBER M, Wroblewski D. 2009. Dependence of Substrate Remelt and Stress Evolution on Surface Roughness Length Scales in Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials: 479-484. *BASU SN, Kulkarni T, Wang HZ, *SARIN VK. 2008. Functionally Graded Chemical Vapor Deposited Mullite Environmental Barrier Coatings for Si-Based Ceramics. The Journal of the European Ceramic Society 28: 437-445. Sirleto L, Ferrara MA, Rendina I, Warga J, Li R. *BASU SN, *DAL NEGRO L. 2008. Enhanced stimulated Raman scattering in silicon nanocrystals embedded in silicon-rich nitride/silicon superlattice structures. Appl. Phys. Lett. 93: 251104. *BASU SN, Kulkarni T, Wang HZ, *SARIN VK. 2008. Functionally graded chemical vapor deposited mullite environmental barrier coatings for Si-based ceramics. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 28 (2): 437-445. Kulkarni T, Wang HZ, *BASU SN, *SARIN VK. 2009. Compositionally graded mullite based CVD coatings. J. Materials Research: 470-474. Kulkarni T, Wang HZ, *BASU SN, *SARIN VK. 2009. Phase Transformations in Mullite Based Nanocomposites. International

Warga J, Li R, *BASU SN, *DAL NEGRO L. 2009. Erbiumdoped silicon nanocrystals in silicon/silicon nitride superlattice structures: Light emission and energy transfer. Physica E 41: 1040. Warga J, Li R, *BASU SN, *DAL NEGRO L. 2008. Electroluminescence from Si-rich nitride/silicon superlattice structures. Appl. Phys. Lett. 93: 151116. *BELLOTTI E, Driscoll K, *MOUSTAKAS TD, *PAIELLA R. 2008. Monte Carlo study of GaN versus GaAs terahertz quantum cascade structures. Appl. Phys. Lett. Volume 92, Issue 10, id. 101112. Penna M, Marnetto A, Bertazzi F, *BELLOTTI E, Goano M. 2009. Empirical pseudopotential and full-Brillouin-zone k.p electronic structure of CdTe, HgTe and HgCdTe. Journal of Electronic Materials: 1717-1725. Lamarre P, Fulk C, D’Orsogna D, *BELLOTTI E, Smith F, LoVecchio P, Reine MB, Parodos T, Marciniec J, Tobin SP, Markunas J. 2009. Characterization of Dislocations in HgCdTe Heteroepitaxial Layers Using a New Substrate Removal Technique. Journal of Electronic Materials: 1746-1754. Marnetto A, Penna M, Bertazzi F, *BELLOTTI E, Goano M. 2008. Ab initio, nonlocal pseudopotential, and full-zone k.p computation of the electronic structure of wurtzite BeO. Optical and Quantum Electronics, Volume 40, Numbers 14-15, p11351141. DOI 10.1007/s11082-009-9273-6. Schneck JR, *BELLOTTI E, Lamarre , ZIEGLER LD. 2008. Polar face dependence of the ultrafast UV reflectivity of ZnO single crystal. Appl. Phys. Lett. 93: 102111. D’Orsogna D, Tobin SP, *BELLOTTI E. 2008. Numerical Analysis of Very Long Wavelength HgCdTe Pixel Array for Infrared Detection. Journal of Electronic Materials 37 (9): 1349-1355. Bertazzi F, *BELLOTTI E, Furno E, Goano M. 2009. Experimental Electron Mobility in ZnO: A Reassessment Through Monte Carlo Simulation. Journal of Electronic Materials: 1677-1683.

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*BELLOTTI E, Driscoll K, *MOUSTAKAS TD, *PAIELLA R. 2009. Monte Carlo Simulation of Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser Structures Based on Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors. J. Appl. Phys. Volume 105, Issue 11, pp. 113103-113103-9.

*DAL NEGRO L, Miano G, Rubinacci G, Tamburrino A, Ventre S. 2009. A fast computational method for the analysis of an array of metallic nanoparticles. IEEE transactions on Magnetics 45: 1618.

Furno E, Bertazzi F, Goano M, Ghione G, *BELLOTTI E. 2008. Hydrodynamic transport parameters of wurtzite ZnO from analytic- and full-band Monte Carlo simulation. Solid State Electronics 52 (11): 1796-1801.

Boriskina S, Gopinath A, *DAL NEGRO L. 2008. Optical gap formation and localization properties of optical modes in deterministic aperiodic photonic structures. Optics Express 16: 18813.

Diouf A, Reimann G, and BIFANO TG. 2008. Fabrication of implantable microshunt using a novel channel sealing technique. Journal of Micro-Nanolithography Mems and Moems 7(3): 030501-1:3.

*DAL NEGRO L, Li R, Warga J, *BASU SN. 2008. Sensitized Erbium Emission from Erbium-Doped Silicon-Rich Nitride/Silicon Superlattice Structures. Applied Physics Letters 92 (18): 181105.

Forestiere C, Miano G, Rubinacci G, *DAL NEGRO L. 2009. Analyis of localized modes and spectral gaps in Fibonacci arrays of metal nanoparticles. Phys. Rev. B. 79: 085404. Forestiere C, Miano G, Boriskina S, *DAL NEGRO L. 2009. The role of nanoparticles shapes and deterministic aperiodicity for the design of nanoplasmonic arrays. Optics Express 17: 9648. Gopinath A, Boriskina S, Reinhard B, *DAL NEGRO L. 2009. Deterministic Aperiodic Arrays of Metal nanoparticels for surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Optics Express 17: 3741.

*EKINCI KL, Karabacak DM, Yakhot V. 2008. Universality in Oscillating Flows. Phys. Rev. Lett. 101: 264501. *EKINCI KL. 2008. All You Need is Feedback. Nature Nanotechnology 3: 319Yanik A, Wang X, Hong MK, ERRAMILLI S. 2009. Solitons, From Below. Journal of Biological Physics 35: 5-7. ERRAMILLI S, *ALTUG H. 2008. Extraordinary midinfrared transmission through coaxial aperture arrays: localized plasmons and surface plasmons. Applied Physics Letters 93 (81104).

Perry H, Gopinath A, Kaplan D, *DAL NEGRO L, Omenetto F. 2008. Nano and micro patterning of optically transparent mechanically robust, bio-compatible silk fibroin films. Adv. Mater. 20: 3070.

Yanik AA, Wang X, ERRAMILLI S, Hong MK, *ALTUG H. 2008. Extraordinary Mid-infrared Transmission of Rectangular Coaxial Aperture. App. Phys. Lett. 93, ID 081104, 3 pages.

Boriskina S, *DAL NEGRO L. 2008. Sensitive label-free biosensing using critical modes in aperiodic photonic structures. Optics Express 16: 12511.

Stefan-Wenzler J, Dunn T, ERRAMILLI S, *MOHANTY P. 2009. Nanoelectromechanical system-integrated detector with silicon nanomechanical resonator and silicon nanochannel field effect transistor. J. Appl. Physics 105.9: 094308-1-094308-4.

Gopinath A, Boriskina S, Feng NN, Reinhard Bs, *DAL NEGRO L. 2008. Photonic-plasmonic scattering resonances in deterministic aperiodic structures. Nanoletters 8: 2423. Boriskina S, Gopinath A, *DAL NEGRO L. 2008. Optical gaps, mode patterns and dipole radiation in two-dimensional aperiodic photonic structures. Physica E: doi:10.1016. *DAL NEGRO L, Miano G, Rubinacci G, Tamburrino A, Ventre S. 2009. A fast computational method for the analysis of an array of metallic nanoparticles. IEEE transactions on Magnetics 45 (3): 1618. Makarova M, Sih V, Warga J, *DAL NEGRO L, Vuckovic J. 2008. Enhanced light emission in photonic crystal nanocavities with Erbium-doped silicon nanocrystals. Appl. Phys. Lett. 92: 161107.

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Kuhn H, Protozanova K, Jaworski G, Mahabir R, FRANKKAMENETSKII M. 2009. Sequencespecific labeling of duplex DNA using nicking enzymes and oligonucleotide probes. J Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 26: 893-894. Kuhn H, Protozanova K, Jaworski G, Mahabir R, FRANKKAMENETSKII M. 2009. Sequence-specific labeling of duplex DNA using nicking enzymes and oligonucleotide probes. J Biomol. Struct. Dyn 26: 893-894. Yalcin A, Damin F, Ozkumur E, di Carlo G, *GOLDBERG BB, Chiari M, and *ĂœNLĂœ MS. 2009. Direct Observation of Conformation of a Polymeric Coating with Implications in Microarray Applications. Analytical Chemistry 81: 625-630.


Vamivakas AN, Younger RD, *GOLDBERG BB, *SWAN AK, *ÜNLÜ MS, Behringer ER, Ippolito SB. 2008. A case study for optics: The solid immersion microscope. American Journal of Physics 76: 758-768. Vamivakas AN, Younger D, *GOLDBERG BB, *SWAN AK, *ÜNLÜ MS, Behringer ER, Ippolito SB. 2008. A case study for optics: The solid immersion microscope. American Journal of Physics 76: 758-768.

Yoon KJ, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB. 2008. Effect of Anode Active Layer on Performance of Single-Step Cofired Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. J.Electrochem.Soc. 155: B610. Yoon KJ, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB. 2008. Effect of Anode Active Layer on Performance of Single Step Co-fired Solid Oxide Fuel Cells at High Fuel Utilizations. J. Electrochemical Society 155 (6): B610.

Koklu FH, Ippolito SB, *GOLDBERG BB, *ÜNLÜ MS. Subsurface microscopy of integrated circuits with angular spectrum and polarization control. Optics Letters 34: 1261 .

Yoon KJ, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB. 2009. Analysis of Electrochemical Performance of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Using Polarization Modelling and Impedance Spectroscopy. J. Electrochemical Society 156 (3): B311.

Bergstein DA, Ozkumur IE, Wu AC, Yalcin A, Needham J, Irani R, Gershoni J, *GOLDBERG BB, DeLisi C, Ruane MF, *ÜNLÜ MS. 2008. Resonant Cavity Imaging: A Means Toward High-Throughput Label-Free Protein Detection. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 14 (1): 131-139.

Bestel I, Campins N, Marchenko A, Fichou D, *GRINSTAFF MW, Barthélémy P. 2008. Two Dimensional Self-Assembly and Complementary Base-Pairing Between Amphiphile Nucleotides on Graphite. Journal of Colloid & Interface Science 323: 435-440.

Koklu FH, Vamivakas AN, Ippolito SB, *GOLDBERG B.B., *ÜNLÜ MS. 2008. Widefield Subsurface Microscopy of Integrated Circuits. Optics & Photonics News: 31.

Oelker AM, *GRINSTAFF MW. 2008. Ophthalmic Adhesives: A Materials Chemistry Perspective. Journal of Materials Chemistry 18: 2521-2536.

Wang H, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB. 2009. Hydrogen Generation and Separation Using Gd0.2Ce0.8O1.9Gd0.08Sr0.88Ti0.95Al0.05O3 Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conducting Membranes. J.Electrochem.Soc.

Moreau L, Camplo M, Wathier M, Taib N, Laguerre M, Bestel I, *GRINSTAFF MW, Barthélémy P. 2008. Real Time Imaging of Supramolecular Assembly Formation via Programmed Nucleolipid Recognition. Journal of the American Chemical Society 130: 14454–14455.

Huang W, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB, *BASU SN. 2008. Evaluation of Electrophoretically Deposited CuMn1.8O4 Spinel Coatings On Metallic Interconnects for SOFC Applications. ECS Transactions 13 (26): 405-411.

Degoricija L, Bansal PN, Söntjens SHM, Joshi N, Takahashi M, Snyder B, *GRINSTAFF MW. 2008. Hydrogels for Osteochondral Repair Based on Photo-crosslinkable Carbamate Dendrimers. Biomacromolecules 9: 2863–2872.

Huang W, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB, *BASU SN. 2008. Evaluation of electrophoretically deposited CuMn1.8O4 spinel coatings on Crofer 22 APU for solid oxide fuel cell interconnects. J. Electrochemical Society 155 (11): B1161.

Joshi N, *GRINSTAFF MW. 2008. Applications of Dendrimers in Tissue Engineering. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 8: 1225-1236.

Huang W, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB, *BASU SN. 2008. Evaluation of Electrophoretically Deposited CuMn1.8O4 Spinel Coatings on Crofer 22 APU for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Interconnects. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 155 (11): B1161. Yoon KJ, Ye GS, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB. 2009. Hydrogen Production Using Solid Oxide Membrane Electrolyzer with Solid Carbon Reductant in Liquid Metal Anode. Journal of Electrochemical Society 156: B1067. Yoon KJ, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB. 2009. Analysis of Electrochemical Performance of SOFCs Using Polarization Modeling and Impedance Measurements. J.Electrochem.Soc. 156: B311-B317.

Wathier M, *GRINSTAFF MW. 2008. Synthesis and Properties of Supramolecular Ionic Networks. Journal of the American Chemical Society 130: 9648-9649. *GRINSTAFF MW. 2008. Enzymatic Release of Surface Adsorbed RGD Therapeutic from a Cleavable Peptide Anchor. ChemMedChem 3: 1645 – 1648. Meyers SR, Juhn FS, Griset AP, Luman NR, *GRINSTAFF MW. 2008. Anionic Amphiphilic Dendrimers as Antibacterial Agents. Journal of the American Chemical Society 130: 14444–14445. *KLAPPERICH CM, Noack CL, Kaufman JD, Zhu L, Bonnaillie, Wool RP. A novel biocompatible adhesive incorporating plantderived monomers. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A.

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Kaufman JD, *KLAPPERICH CM. 2008. Surface detection errors cause overestimation of the modulus in nanoindentation on soft materials. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2008.08.004 Spencer NJ, Cotanche D, *KLAPPERICH CM. 2008. Peptide and collagen based hydrogel substrates for in vitro culture of chick cochleae. Biomaterials 29 (8): 1028-1042. Bhattacharyya A, *KLAPPERICH CM. 2008. MicrofluidicsBased Extraction of Viral RNA for Disposable Molecular Diagnostics. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 129: 693–698. Lau TT, *Lin X, Sidney Y, Vleit KV. 2009. Atomistic examination of the unit processes and vacancy-dislocation interaction in dislocation climb. Scripta Materialia 60 (6): 399-402. Caldwell MS, MCDANIEL JG, Warkentin KM. 2009. Frequency information in the vibration-cued escape hatching of red-eyed treefrogs. The Journal of Experimental Biology 212 (4): 566-575. McNally B, Wanunu M, *MELLER A. 2008. Electro-mechanical unzipping of individual DNA molecules using synthetic sub-2 nm pores. Nano Lett 8: 3418-22. Branton D, *MELLER A, et al. 2008. The potential and challenges of nanopore sequencing. Nature Biotechnology 26: 1146-1153. Wanunu M, Sutin J, McNally B, Chow A, *MELLER A. 2008. DNA Translocation Governed by Interactions with Solid State Nanopores. Biophys. J. 95(10): 4716-25. *MORGAN EF,Einhorn TA, Gerstenfeld LC. 2009. Microcomputed tomography assessment of fracture healing: Relationships among callus structure, composition, and mechanical function. Bone, 44 (2), Pages 335-344 (02-2009). *MORGAN EF,Gleason RE, Leong PL, Hayward LN, Salisbury Palomares KT. 2008. Mechanotransduction and fracture repair. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 90 (2): S25-90. *MORGAN EF, Mason ZD, Bishop G, Davis AD, Gerstenfeld LC, Einhorn TA. 2008. Combined effects of recombinant human BMP-7 (rhBMP-7) and parathyroid hormone (1-34) in metaphyseal bone healing. Bone 43 (6): 1031-1038. Barnes GL, Kakar S, Vora S, *MORGAN EF, Gerstenfeld LC, Einhorn TA. 2008. Stimulation of fracture healing with systemic intermittent parathyroid hormone treatment. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 90 (1): 120-127.

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Kaufman JD, Miller G, *MORGAN EF, *KLAPPERICH CM. 2008. Time-dependent mechanical characterization of poly(2hydroxyethyl methacrylate) hydrogels using nanoindentation and unconfined compression. Journal of Materials Research 23 (5): 1472-1481. Leong PL, *MORGAN EF. 2008. Measurement of fracture callus material properties via nanoindentation. Acta Biomaterialia 4 (5): 1569-1575. Salisbury Palomares KT, Gleason RE, Mason ZD, Cullinane DM, Einhorn TA, Gerstenfeld LC, *MORGAN EF. 2009. Mechanical stimulation alters tissue differentiation and molecular expression during bone healing. Journal of Orthopaedic Research: 1123-1132. Jacobsen KA, Alaql ZS, Fitch J, Mason ZD, Cole RM, Gilbert SR, Clemens TL, *MORGAN EF. Einhorn TA, Gerstenfeld LC. 2008. Bone formation during distraction osteogenesis is dependent on both VEGFR1 and VEGFR2 signaling. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 23 (5): 596-609. Houtchens GR, Foster MD, Desai TA, *MORGAN EF, *WONG JY. 2008. Combined effects of microtopography and cyclic strain on vascular smooth muscle cell orientation. Journal of Biomechanics 41 (4): 762-769 Hunter DJ, Gerstenfeld LC, Bishop G, Mason ZD, Einhorn TA, Maciewicz RA, Newham P, *MORGAN EF. 2009. Bone marrow lesions from osteoarthritic knees are characterized by sclerotic bone that is less well mineralized. Arthritis Research, Arthritis Res Ther. 2009; 11(1): R11. Hayward LNM, *MORGAN EF. Assessment of a mechanoregulation theory of skeletal tissue differentiation in an in vivo model of mechanically induced cartilage formation. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2009 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]. Gerstenfeld LC, Sacks DJ, Pelis M, Mason ZD , Graves DT, Barrero M, Ominsky M, Kostenuik PJ, *MORGAN EF, Einhorn TA. 2008. Comparison of bisphosphonate alendronate versus the RANKL inhibitor denosumab on murine fracture healing. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, February 2009:24:196-208 (doi: 10.1359/jbmr.081113). Gaur T, Wixted JJ, Hussain S, O’Connel S, *MORGAN EF, Ayers D, Komm BS, Bodine PV, Stein GS, Lian JB. 2009. Secreted frizzled related protein 1 is a target to improve fracture healing. Journal of Cellular Physiology: 174-181. A. Bhattacharyya, *T. D. MOUSTAKAS, Lin Zhou, David J. Smith and W. Hug, “Deep ultraviolet emitting AlGaN quantum wells with high internal quantum efficiency” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 181907 (2009)


Thomidis C, Nikiforov A Yu, Tao Xu, *MOUSTAKAS TD. 2008. InGaN- based LEDs grown by plasma-assisted MBE on (0001) sapphire with GaN QDs in the nucleation layer. Physica Status Solidi (c) 5: 2309.

Pookpanratana S, France R, Bar M, Weihardt L, Fuchs O, Blum M, Yang W, Denlinger JD, *MOUSTAKAS TD, Heske C. 2008. Intermixing and Chemical Structure at the interface between n-GaN and V-based contacts. Appl. Phys. Lett. 93: 172106.

Zhou L, Chandrasekaran R, *MOUSTAKAS TD, Smith DJ. 2008. Structural characterization of non-polar (1120) and semi-polar (1126) GaN films grown on r- plane sapphire. J. of Crystal Growth 310: 2981-2986.

Suput M, Delucas R, Pati S, Ye G, *PAL UB, Powell IV AC. 2008. Solid Oxide Membrane Technology for Environmentally Sound Production of Titanium. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy 117 (2): 118.

Dimakis E, Nikiforov AY, Thomidis C, Zhou L, Smith DJ, Abell J, Kao CK, *MOUSTAKAS TD. 2008. Growth and properties of near-UV light emitting diodes based on InN / GaN quantum wells. Physica Status Solidi (a) 205: 1070.

KJ Yoon, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB. 2008. Effect of Anode Active Layer on Performance of Single Step Co-fired Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). ECS Transactions 13 (26): 249.

Colakerol L, Piper LFJ, Fedorov A, Chen TC, *MOUSTAKAS TD, *SMITH KE. 2008. Observation of an inverted band structure near the surface of InN. Europhysics Letters (EPL) 83: 47003. Abell J, *MOUSTAKAS TD. 2008. The role of dislocations as non-radiative recombination centers in InGaN MQWs. Appl. Phys. Lett. 92: 091901. Henson J, Bhattacharyya A, *MOUSTAKAS TD, *PAIELLA R. 2008. Controlling the Recombination Rate of Semiconductor Active Layers via Coupling to Dispersion-Engineered Surface Plasmons. J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25: 1328-1335. Li Y, Bhattacharyya A, Thomidis C, Liao Y, *MOUSTAKAS TD, *PAIELLA R. 2008. Refractive-Index Nonlinearities of Intersubband Transitions in GaN/AlN QuantumWell Waveguides. J. Appl. Phys. Volume 104, Issue 8, pp. 083101-083101-6. *MOUSTAKAS TD, Xu T, Thomidis C, Nikiforov AY, Zhou L, Smith DJ. 2008. Growth of III-Nitride quantum dots and their applications to blue-green LEDs. Physica Status Solidi (a) 205 (11): 2560-2565. M. Misra, A. Bhattacharyya and *MOUSTAKAS TD, “UV Detectors”, Laser Focus World, November 2008, page 64. Henson J, Bhattacharyya A, *MOUSTAKAS TD, *PAIELLA R. 2008. Controlling the recombination rate of semiconductor active layers via coupling to dispersion-engineered surface plasmons. J. Opt. Soc. of Am. B: 1328 Driscoll K, Liao Y, Bhattacharyya A, Zhou L, Smith DJ, *MOUSTAKAS TD, *PAIELLA R. 2009. Optically Pumped Intersubband Emission of Short-Wave Infrared Radiation with GaN/AlN Quantum Wells. Appl. Phys. Lett, Volume 94, Issue 8, id. 081120.

*PAL UB. 2008. A Lower Carbon Foot Print Process for Production of Metals from their Oxide Sources. J. of Metals 60 (2): 36. Wang HZ, Kulkarni T, *SARIN VK, *BASU SN. 2008. Ordered and twinned multidomain structure in highly Al-rich mullite. Journal of Materials Research 22 (11): 3210-3217. Topping SG, *SARIN VK. 2009. CVD Lu2O3:Eu coatings for advanced scintillators. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 27 (2): 498. STAMENOVIC D, Ingber DE. 2009. Tensegrity-guided self assembly: from molecules to living cells. Soft Matter 5: 1137-1145. STAMENOVIC D, Kojic’ M, Stojanovic’ B, Hunter D. 2008. A finite element analysis of an osteoarthritis knee brace. J. Serbian Soc. Comp. Mech. 2: 29-41. STAMENOVIC D, Koji M, Stojanovi B, Hunter D. 2009. Pneumatic osteoarthritis knee brace. ASME J Biomech Eng 131. STAMENOVIC D. 2008. Rheological behavior of mammalian cells. Cell Mol Life Sci 65: 3592-3605. STAMENOVIC D. 2008. Cytoskeletal mechanics in airway smooth muscle cells. Respir. Physiol. Neurobiol. 163: 25-32. Ritter MC, Jesudason R, Majumdar A, STAMENOVIC D, BuczekThomas JA, Stone PJ, Nugent MA, SUKI B. 2009. A zipper network model of the failure mechanics of extracellular matrices. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106: 1081-1086. Silveira PSP, Alencar AM, Majumdar A, Lemos M, Fredberg JJ, SUKI B. 2009. Percolation in a network with long-range connections: implications for cytoskeletal structure and function. Physica A 388: 1521-1526.

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Majumdar A, SUKI B, Rosenblatt N, Alencar AM, STAMENOVIC D. 2008. Power-law creep behavior of a semiflexible chain. Phys Rev E (78). Arold SP, Bartolák-Suki E, SUKI B. 2009. Variable stretch pattern enhances surfactant secretion in alveolar type II cells in culture. Am. J. Physiol.: Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 296(4): L574-581. Frey U, SUKI B. 2008. Complexity of chronic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: implications for risk assessment, and disease progression and control. The Lancet 372 (9643): 1088-1099. Walsh AG, Vamivakas AN, Bacsa W, *SWAN AK. 2008. Spectroscopic Properties Unique to Nano-Emitters. Nano Letters 8: 4330-4334. Dogan M, Aksun I, *SWAN AK, *GOLDBERG BB, *ÜNLÜ MS. 2009. Closed-form representations of field components of fluorescent emitters in layered media. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 26 (6): 1458-1466 . Truslow JG, Price GM, and TIEN J. 2009. Computational design of drainage systems for vascularized scaffolds. Biomaterials 30 (26): 4435. Walsh AG, Vamivakas AN, Yin* Y, Cronin SB, *ÜNLÜ MS, *GOLDBERG BB, *SWAN AK. 2008. Scaling of exciton binding energy with external dielectric function in carbon nanotubes. Physica E 40: 2375–2379. Ghioni M, Armellini G, Maccagnani P, Rech I, Emsley MK, *ÜNLÜ MS. 2009. Resonant-cavity-enhanced single photon avalanche diodes on double silicon-on-insulator substrates. Journal of Modern Optics 56: 309-316 . Rosales-Garcia A, Morse T, Hernandez-Cordero J, and *ÜNLÜ MS. 2009. Single Polarization-Mode-Beating Frequency Fiber Laser. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 21 (8): 537-539. Sazonova O, Nugent MA, *WONG JY. 2008. Methods for investigating integrin-matrix interactions as a function of matrix mechanics and composition. FASEB J. 22 :1122.1. Amstad E, Zurcher S, Mashaghi A, *WONG JY, Textor M, Reimhult E. 2009. Surface Functionalization of Single Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Targeted Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Small 5(11): 1334-1342. Williams C, Liao J, Joyce EM, Leach JB, Sacks MS, *WONG JY. 2008. Changes in structural and mechanical properties in decellularized arteries: Implications for vascular tissue engineering. Acta Biomaterialia 5 (4): 993-1005.

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Jacot JG, *WONG JY. 2008. Endothelial injury induces vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation in highly localized regions of a direct contact co-culture system. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics 52(1): 37-46. Lin IK, Zhang Y, *ZHANG X. 2008.The Deformation of Microcantilever-Based Infrared Detectors during Thermal Cycling. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 18 (7): 075012. Lin IK, Liao YM, Liu Y, Ou KS, Chen KS, *ZHANG X. 2008. Viscoelastic Mechanical Behavior of Soft Microcantilevers-based Force Sensors. Applied Physics Letters 93 (25): 251907. Lin IK, *ZHANG X, ZHANG Y. 2009. Thermomechanical behavior and microstructural evolution of SiNx/Al bimaterial microcantilevers, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 19 085010 (10pp) doi: 10.1088/09601317/19/8/085010 Lin IK, *ZHANG X, ZHANG Y. 2008. Deformation of Microcantilever-Based Infrared Detector During Thermal Loading. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 18: 07501. Strikwerda A, Fan K, Tao H, Pilon D, *ZHANG X, Averitt RD. 2008. Comparison of Birefringent Metamaterials and Meanderline Structure as Quarter-Wave Plates at Terahertz Frequencies. Optics Express 17 (1): 136-149. Bingham CM, Tao H, Liu X, Averitt RD, *ZHANG X, W.J. Padilla. 2008. Planar Wallpaper Group Metamaterial for Novel Terahertz Applications. Optics Express 16 (23): 18565-18575. (This paper was highlighted by Nature in Vol. 456, 6 November 2008 and MRS Bulletin in Vol. 34, January 2009). Tao H, Strikwerda AC, Fan K, Bingham CM, Padilla WJ, *ZHANG X, Averitt RD. 2008. Terahertz Metamaterials on Freestanding Highly-flexible Polyimide Substrates. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41 (23). Tao H, Bingham CM, Strikwerda AC, Pilon D, Shrekenhamer D, Landy NI, Fan K, *ZHANG X, Padilla WJ, Averitt RD. 2008. Highly-flexible Wide Angle of Incidence Terahertz Metamaterial Absorber: Design, Fabrication and Characterization. Physical Review B 78 (24). Liu Y, Lin IK, *ZHANG X. 2008. Mechanical Properties of Sputtered Silicon Oxynitride Films by Nanoindentation. Materials Science and Engineering A 489 (1-2): 294-301.


Conference Proceedings Qiu Y, Liao R, *ZHANG X. 2009. Impedance-Based Monitoring of Ongoing Cardiomyocyte Death Induced by Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha. Biophysical Journal 96 (5): 1985-1991. Wang Y, Zheng X, Riddick N, Bryden M, Baur W, *ZHANG X, Surks H. 2009. ROCK Isoform Regulation of Myosin Phosphatase and Contractility in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Circulation Research 104 (4): 531-540. ZHANG Y, Dunn ML. 2009. Deformation of Patterned Bilayer Plate Microstructures Subjected to Thermal Loading. International Journal of Solids and Structures 46: 125-134. Zheng X, *ZHANG X. 2008. An Optical Moire Technique for Cell Traction Force Mapping. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 18 (12): 125006. Huang S, Tao H, Lin IK, *ZHANG X. 2008. Development of Double-Cantilever Infrared Detectors: Fabrication, Curvature Control and Demonstration of Thermal Detection. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 145-146: 231-240. Zheng X, *ZHANG X. 2008. Optical Moire as a Visualization Tool for Living Vascular Cell Contraction Force Mapping. Applied Physics Letters 93 (16): 164106. (This paper was also selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Vol. 16, Issue 9, November 2008.) Li R, Schneck J, Warga J, ZIEGLER L, *DAL NEGRO L. 2008. Carrier Dynamics and Erbium sensitization in Silicon Rich Nitride. Appl. Phys. Lett. 93: 091119.

D’Orsogna D, *BELLOTTI E, BARBONE PE, Lamarre P, Smith F, Fulk C, LoVecchio, P, Reine M, Tobin S, Markunas J, editors. Toward the Development of Low-Stress Ohmic Contacts for HgCdTe: A Novel Stress Characterization Technique. Proceedings of the 2008 Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials; 2008 November 11-13; Las Vegas, NV. pp. 55-58. Wroblewski D, Ghosh O, Lum A, Willoughby D, VanHout M, Hogstrom K, *BASU SN, *GEVELBER M, editors. Modeling and Parametric Analysis of Plasma Spray Particle State Distribution for Deposition Rate Control. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress; 2008 October 31-November 6; Boston, MA, IMECE2008-68752. Lugscheider E, Wroblewski D, Ghosh O, Lum A, VanHout M, *BASU SN, *GEVELBER M, Willoughby D, editors. Analysis of Plasma Spray Particle State Distribution for Deposition Rate Control. Proceedings of the 2008 International Thermal Spray Conference; 2008; Maastricht, The Netherlands, pp 826-831. Steen T.L, *BASU SN, *SARIN VK, *MURRAY TW, editors. Measurement And Analysis of Narrow-Band Surface Acoustic Waves in Ceramic Environmental Barrier Coatings. AIP Conf. Proc. 975; 2008. pp. 294-301. *BELLOTTI E, Sucena Almeida, Moldawer A, *MOUSTAKAS TD, Chiaria S, Bertazzi F, Furno E, Goano M, Ghione G, editors. Physics-based design of III-nitride and ZnO LEDs: from material properties to device optimization. Proceedings of HETECH 2008, The 17 European Workshop on Heterostructure Technology; 2008 November 3-5; Venice, Italy. pp. 21-26. Marnetto A, Penna M, Bertazzi F, *BELLOTTI E, Goano M, editors. Ab initio and full-zone k.p computations of the electronic structure of wurtzite BeO. Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices NUSOD ’08 International Conference; 2008 September 1-4. pp. 9-10. Bertazzi F, Furno E, Goano M, *BELLOTTI E, editors. Experimental Electron Mobility in ZnO: A Reassessment through Monte Carlo Simulation. Proceedings of the 2008Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials; 2008 November 11-13; Las Vegas, NV. pp. 199-202. *BELLOTTI E, Driscoll K, *MOUSTAKAS TD, *PAIELLA R, editors. Monte Carlo Study of the Temperature Dependent Performance of GaN versus GaAs Terahertz Quantum Cascade Structures. IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, paper TuO3; 2008 November; Newport Beach, CA. pp. 266-267. Penna M, Marnetto A, Goano M, Bertazzi F, *BELLOTTI E, editors. Ab initio, Semi-Empirical Pseudopotential, and FullZone k-p Electronic Structure of CdTe, HgTe, and HgCdTe.

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Proceedings of the 2008 Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials; 2008 November 11-13; Las Vegas, NV. pp. 105-108. Lamarre P, Smith F, Fulk C, LoVecchio P, Tobin S, Reine M, Parodos T, Marciniec J, D’Orsogna D, *BELLOTTI E, Markunas J, editors. Characterization of Dislocations in HgCdTe Epitaxial Layers Using a New Substrate Removal Technique. Proceedings of the 2008 Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials; 2008 November 11-13; Las Vegas, NV. pp. 51-54. Cornelissen S.A, Bierden P.A and. BIFANO TG, editors. A 4096 element continuous facesheet MEMS deformable mirror for high-contrast imaging. SPIE; 2008; San Jose, CA. pp. 68880V-68810. Diouf A, Gingras M, Stewart J. B, BIFANO TG, Cornelissen S, Bierden P, editors. Fabrication of single crystalline MEMS DM using anodic wafer bonding, in MEMS Adaptive Optics II. SPIE; 2008; San Jose, CA, USA. pp. 68880U-68811. Castillo J, BIFANO TG, editors. Adaptive optics calibration for a wide-field microscope, in MEMS Adaptive Optics II. SPIE; 2008; San Jose, CA. pp. 68880E-68887.

*GEVELBER M, Wroblewski D, Vattiat B, Ghosh O, VanHout M, *BASU SN, editors. Issues and Requirements for Developing a Plasma Spray Deposition Rate Sensor for Real-Time Control. Proceedings of the 2008 International Thermal Spray Conference; 2008; Lugscheider, Maastricht, The Netherlands. pp. 912-916. *GEVELBER M, Wroblewski D, VanHout M, Ghosh O, Willoughby D, *BASU SN, editors. Sensor and Control Design Issues for Implementation of Real-Time Deposition Rate Control for Plasma Spray. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress; 2008 Oct 31-Nov. 6; Boston, MA. pp. 10. Yan X, *GEVELBER M, editors. Analysis of Electrospinning Nanofibers: Diameter Distribution, Process Dyanmics, and Control. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress; 2008 Oct 31-Nov. 6; Boston, MA. p. 8. Yoon KJ, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB, editors. Analysis of Electrochemical Performance of Single Step Co-fired Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Analyzed Using Polarization Model and Impedance Spectroscopy. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings of the Fall 2008 Meeting, Paper #: 1126-S10-02, DOI: 10.1557/PROC-1126-S10-02.

Zhou Y, BIFANO TG, Lin C, editors. Use of adaptive optics to increase nonlinear imaging signal in mouse bone morrow. SPIE; 2008; San Jose, CA. pp. 688808-688809.

Huang W, *GOPALAN S, *PAL UB, *BASU SN, editors. Transport Through Electrophoretically Deposited CuMn1.8O4 Spinel Coatings on Crofer Interconnects. Proceedings of 2008 MRS Fall Meeting, Paper #: 1126-S11-05, DOI: 10.1557/PROC-1126-S11-05.

BIFANO TG, Bierden P, Cornelissen SA, editors. MEMS deformable mirrors for space and defense applications, in Micro (MEMS) and Nanotechnologies for Space, Defense, and Security II. SPIE; 2008; Orlando, FL. pp. 695914-695917.

Wathier M, *GRINSTAFF MW, editors. Dendrimers for Repairing Cataract Incisions. Trans. 2008 World Biomaterials Congress; 2008; Amsterdam, Netherlands. pp. 1924.

BIFANO TG, Stewart J, Diouf A, editors. Precise open-loop control of MEMS deformable mirror shape, in MEMS Adaptive Optics II. SPIE; 2008; San Jose. pp. 68880P-68885.

Wathier M, Stoddart S, Bansal P, Snyder BD, *GRINSTAFF MW, editors. Polysaccharide Mimics for Lubrication of Cartilage Joints. Trans. 2008 World Biomaterials Congress; 2008; Amsterdam, Netherlands. p. 55.

*DAL NEGRO L, Li R, Warga J, *BASU SN, editors. Silicon nanocrystals in silicon nitride structures: Towards efficient light emission under optical and electrical pumping. Proceedings of 5th IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics; 2008. pp 35-37.

Stoddart S, Wathier M, Snyder BD, *GRINSTAFF MW, editors. Synthesis, Biocompatibility, and Degradation Studies of Pseudopolysaccharides. Trans. 2008 World Biomaterials Congress; 2008; Amsterdam, Netherlands. p. 56.

Yanik AA, Wang S, ERRAMILLI S, Hong MK, *ALTUG H, editors. Localized Plasmonic Control of Extraordinary Light Transmission in Rectangular Coaxial Aperture Arrays at Mid-IR. SPIE/Photonic West Conference; 2009 January, Vol 7223 pp 72230T-72230T8. Yanik AA, Wang S, ERRAMILLI S, Hong MK, *ALTUG H, editors. Mid-infrared subwavelength polarization optics with plasmonic nanostructures. IEEE/LEOS Conference; 2008 November, pp 490-491.

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Dimakis E, Thomidis E, Zhou L, Smith DJ, *MOUSTAKAS TD, editors. Investigation of the Emission Properties of InN/GaN Quantum Wells using Temperature Dependent Photoluminescence. International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors, IWN-2008; 2008 October; Montreux, Switzerland. p. 148.


Nargelas S, Malinauskas T, Kadys A, *MOUSTAKAS TD, Dimakis E, Jarasiunas K, editors. Nonlinear carrier recombination and transport features in highly excited InN layer. International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors (IWN-2008); 2008 October; Montreux, Switzerland. p. 91.

Kaanta BC, Chen H, Lambertus G, Steinecker WH, Zhdaneev O, *ZHANG X, editors. High Sensitivity Micro-Thermal Conductivity Detector for Gas Chromatography. Proceeding of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS ‘09); 2009 January 25-29; Sorrento, Italy. pp. 264-267.

Henson J, Bhattacharyya A, *MOUSTAKAS TD, *PAIELLA R, editors. Tunable Surface-Plasmon Resonances in Strongly Coupled Metallo-Dielectric Multiple Layers. OSA Plasmonics and Metamaterials (META) Topical Meeting, paper MThC1; 2008 October; Rochester, NY.

Du P, *Lin X, *ZHANG X, editors. Development of Conductive Polymer Micro Cantilever for Conductivity Measurement. Proceeding of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (ASME ‘08); 2008 October 31 November 6; Boston, MA, IMECE 2008-67986, pp 1-5.

Zink PA, Yoon KJ, *PAL UB, *GOPALAN S, editors. Electrical Performance of Calcium-doped Lanthanum Ferrite for Use in Single Step Co-Fired Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings of the Fall 2008 Meeting; 2008; Boston, MA, Vol . 1126-S11-02.

Zheng X, *ZHANG X, editors. A Novel Versatile Biomechanosensor for Real Time Vascular Cell Contractility Mapping. Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS ‘08); 2008 October 12-16; San Diego, CA. pp. 510-512.

Pati S, Suput M, Delucas R, *PAL UB, editors. Solid Oxide Membrane Process for Calcium Production Directly from Its Oxide. EPD Congress, S.M. Howard, ed., TMS; 2008; Warrendale, PA. pp. 121-26.

Zheng X, *ZHANG X, editors. Diffraction Moire: Decoupling Distortions in Periodic Polymeric Post Arrays. Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS ‘08); 2008 October 1216; San Diego, CA. pp. 991-993.

Pati S, DeLucas R, Powell A, *PAL UB, editors. Magnesiothermic Reduction of Titanium Oxide Using the Solid Oxide Membrane Process. Magnesium Technology; 2008. pp. 33-38. STAMENOVIC D, Lazopoulos KA, editors. Durotaxis as an elastic stability phenomenon. Proceedings of 2008 BMES Annual Fall Meeting; 2008 October 1-4; St. Louis, MO, pp 1289-1294. STAMENOVIC D, Kojic M, Stojanovic B, Hunter D, editors. Pneumatic osteoarthritis knee brace. Proceedings of 2008 BMES Annual Fall Meeting; 2008 October 1-4; St. Louis, MO, Vol 131, Issue 4, p 045001-045007. STAMENOVIC. D, Majumdar A, Rosenblatt N, Alencar AM, SUKI B, editors. Tension-regulated dynamics of semiflexinle polymers of the cytoskeleton. Proceedings of 2008 BMES Annual Fall Meeting; 2008 October 1-4; St. Louis, MO, 168101-1 to 168101-4. Majumdar A, Rosenblatt A, Alencar AM, SUKI B, STAMENOVIC D, editors. Prestress-dependent rheology of semiflexible polymers of the cytoskeleton. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society; 2009 February 28-March 4; Boston, MA, Vol 96, Issue 3, pp 133a-133a.. SUKI B, Ritter MC, Majumdar A, Jesudason R, Stamenovic D, Buczek-Thomas JA, Stone PJ, Nugent MA, editors. A zipper network model od extracellular matrix failure reveals a new role of proteoglycans. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society; 2009 February 28-March 4; Boston, MA, 96(3) pp. 317a.

Tao H, Strikwerda A, Bingham C, Padilla WJ, *ZHANG X, Averitt rd, editors. Dynamical Control of Terahertz Metamaterial Resonance Response Using Bimaterial Cantilevers. Proceeding of Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS ‘08); 2008 July 2-6; Cambridge, MA. pp. 870-873. Tao H, Landy NI, Fan K, Strikwerda A, Padilla WJ, Averitt RD, *ZHANG X, editors. Flexible Terahertz Metamaterials: Towards a Terahertz Metamaterial Invisible Cloak. Proceeding of 2008 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM ‘08); 2008 December 15-17; San Francisco, CA. pp. 11.6.1-11.6.4. Tao H, Landy NI, Fan K, Strikwerda A, Padilla WJ, Averitt RD, *ZHANG X, editors. Terahertz Metamaterials with Simultaneously Negative Electric and Magnetic Resonance Responses based on Bimaterial Pop up Structures. Proceeding of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS ‘09); 2009 January 25-29; Sorrento, Italy. pp. 108-111. Lin I-L, Liao Y-M, Chen K-S, *ZHANG X, editors. Viscoelastic Characterization of Soft Micropillars for Cellular Mechanics Study. Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS ‘08); 2008 October 12-16; San Diego, CA. pp. 278-280.

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Invited Lectures Qiu Y, Liao R, *ZHANG X, editors. A Cardiomyocyte-based Biosensor for the Study on Hypertrophy Induced by Tumor Necrosis Factor Alfa. Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS ‘08); 2008 October 12-16; San Diego, CA. pp. 1802-1804. Qiu Y, Liao R, *ZHANG X, editors. Impedance-Sensing Assay for Real-time Monitoring Ongoing Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis. Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS ‘08); 2008 October 12-16; San Diego, CA. pp. 970-972. *SWAN A, Walsh AG, Schneck J, Green AA, Hersam M, and ZIEGLER LD, “Exciton Dynamics in (6,5) Carbon Nanotubes,” in Laser Science XXIV, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper LTuE2.

*H. ALTUG. “Nanoplasmonics for bio-sensing,” MIT’s Advanced Nanofabrication Seminar Series, Cambridge, MA, November 2008. *H. ALTUG. “Advances in Nanophotonics and Plasmonics,” Invited Short Course, Boston University, Photonics Center’s Future of Light Sympossium, Boston, MA, December 2008. *H. ALTUG. “Nanophotonics for bio-sensing applications,” UMass Lowell, Physics Department Seminar Series, Lowell, MA, March 2009. P. BARBONE. “Some math and mechanics of biomechanical imaging: current status and open questions,” Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS), Workshop on Inverse Problems: Recent Progress and New Challenges, Banff, Canada, November 17-20, 2008. P. BARBONE. and Jeffrey C. Bamber, “Ultrasound Elastography: Quantitative Approaches, Invited Short Course,” 2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Beijing, China, November 2-5, 2008. P. BARBONE. “Computational formulations for inverse problems with interior data,” Dept. of Instrumentation, Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, 5 November 2008. P. BARBONE. “Inverse elasticity problems in biomedical imaging,” Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 September 2008. *S. BASU. “Functionally Graded Environmental Barrier Coatings,” Carnegie Mellon University, 19 September 2008. *E. BELLOTTI, N. Sucena Almeida, A. Moldawer, *T. D. MOUSTAKAS, S. Chiaria, F. Bertazzi, E. Furno, M.Goano, G. Ghione. “Physics-based design of III-Nitride and ZnO LEDs: from material properties to device optimization,” 17th European Workshop on Heterostructure Technology (HETECH 2008), Venice, Italy, Nov. 3-5, 2008. T.G. BIFANO. “MEMS Adaptive Optics,” SPIE, San Jose, CA, 2008. *K. L. EKINCI. “Radiofrequency Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,” Condensed Matter Seminar, UC Berkeley, CA, November 3, 2008. *K. L. EKINCI. “Radiofrequency Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,” International Conference On Nanoscience + Technology, Keystone, CO, 5 July 2008.

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*L. DAL NEGRO. “Erbium-coupled silicon nanocrystals in silicon nitride: light emission enhancement in aperiodic photonic structures,” PRIME, Electrochemical Society Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, October 12-17, 2008. *L. DAL NEGRO. “Light in Deterministic Aperiodic Structures,” Boston University, Symposium of Light, Boston, MA, December 7, 2008. *L. DAL NEGRO. “Light in Deterministic Aperiodic Structures,” Yale University, New Haven, CT, December 17, 2008. *L. DAL NEGRO. “Deterministic Aperiodic Photonic-plasmonic structures,” International Workshop on Advanced Computational Electromagnetics, (ACE09), Lincei Academy, Rome, Italy, January 12-14, 2009. *L. DAL NEGRO. “Light in Deterministic Aperiodic Nanostructures,” 2009 Photonics West Meeting, San Jose, California, USA, January 24-29, 2009. *L. DAL NEGRO. “PL and EL from silicon-rich nitride films and multilayer structures,” 2009 Photonics West Meeting, San Jose, California, USA, January 24-29, 2009. *L. DAL NEGRO. “Light in aperiodic materials,” New York University (NYU), May 4, 2009. *L. DAL NEGRO. “Light emission from silicon nanostructures: past, present and future perspectives,” CLEO/IQEC Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 31 - June 5, 2009. *L. DAL NEGRO. “Design and engineering of on-chip localized fields with deterministic aperiodic structures,” MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 13-17 2009. *L. DAL NEGRO. “Deterministic aperiodic structures for nanophotonics and sensing applications,” EPFL, Lousanne, Switzerland, June 10, 2009. *L. DAL NEGRO. “Light scattering and trapping in aperiodic deterministic environments,” 5th Workshop on numerical methods for optical nanostructures, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, June 6-7, 2009. *L. DAL NEGRO. “Light in aperiodic structures,” IEEE - ICTON Azorres, June 28-July 02, 2009.

E. EVANS. Gordon Conference on Science of Adhesion, New Hampshire, 2009. E. EVANS. International Symposium on Genomic Biomechanics: 21st Century Frontier, La Jolla, 2008. E. EVANS. Neuroscience Summer School, International Institute of Neuroscience, Natal, Brazil, 2008. *M. A. GEVELBER. “Alternative Control Strategies And Requirements For Improving Thermal Spray Performance,” The Symposium On Improving Reliability And Consistency In Thermal Spray, Montreal Quebec, 2-3 Dec 2008. *S. GOPALAN. “Polarization Measurements On Single Step Cofired Anode-Supported Sofcs,” ETH Zurich. Joshua Winer, Aaron Griset, John V. Frangioni, *MARK W. GRINSTAFF, Yolonda L. Colson Mannick. “Regional Drug Delivery Via Nanoparticle Lymphatic Migration: Proof of Concept Using Dual Fluorescent Localization,” Day Award Presentation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2008. *MARK W. GRINSTAFF. “An Update on PGLSA Dendrimers and a New Story on Expansile Nanoparticles,” Gordon Conference: Drug Delivery in Medicine and Biology, Big Sky, MT, 2008. *MARK W. GRINSTAFF. “Local Delivery of Chemotherapy for Prevention of Tumor Recurrence,” Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day, Boston, MA, 2008. *MARK W. GRINSTAFF. “New Development in Localized Chemotherapy Drug Delivery Using Nanospheres and Polymer Films,” CIMIT Innovation Congress 2008, Boston, MA, 2008. *MARK W. GRINSTAFF. “Preparation and Evaluation of Functional Nanospheres,” PRL: Biomaterials and Nanomedicine, Frederick, MD, 2008. *MARK W. GRINSTAFF. “Synthesis and Characterization of Supramolecular Ionic Networks,” 102nd Korean Chemical Society Meeting; Symposium on Ionic Liquids, Jeju Island, Korea, 2008. Michel Wathier and *MARK W. GRINSTAFF. “Dendrimers for Repairing Cataract Incisions,” 2008 World Biomaterials Congress, Session: Functionalization of Dendrimeric Biomaterials, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008.

E. EVANS. Gordon Conference on Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin, New Hampshire, 2009.

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Prashant N. Bansal, Neel Joshi, Vahid Entezari, *MARK W. GRINSTAFF, and Brian D. Snyder. “Quantitative CT Arthrography Predicts Glycosaminoglycan Content and Biomechanical Properties of Articular Cartilage,” Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Albuquerque, NM, 2008. Rong Liu, Jesse Wolinsky, *MARK W. GRINSTAFF, and Yolonda L. Colson. “Paclitaxel-Loaded Polymer Film Prevents Local Recurrence of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,” 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, San Diego, CA, 2008. Yolonda L. Colson, Emily Southard, Aaron P. Griset, Ann Gaffey, Rong Liu, and *MARK W. GRINSTAFF. “Prevention of Locoregional Growth of Mesothelioma with Drug-Eluting Dynamic Nanoparticles,” Academic Surgical Congress, Huntington Beach, CA, 2008. Yolonda L. Colson, *MARK W. GRINSTAFF, Rong Liu, Patel R, Emily Southard, Taylor K, Joe Walpole, and Josha Winer . “Localized Drug Delivery Through the Use of ChemotherapyLoaded Polymer Films,” Academic Surgical Congress, Huntington Beach, CA, 2008. Claire Ceballos, Dominique Payet, Suzanne Giorgio, *MARK W. GRINSTAFF, and Michel Camplo. “Synthesis of First NucleoAmphiphiles Derived from Universal Bases,” Rencontre de Chimie Organique de Marseille (RCOM5) “Synthèse et chimie pour le vivant,” Marseille, France, 2008.

*X. LIN. “Computing Viscosity Of Supercooled Liquids,” Department Of Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA, December 2008. J. G. MCDANIEL. “Powering And Empowering Acoustic Defenses Of The Future,” The Chief Of Naval Operation’s Strategic Studies Group At The Bernard M. Gordon Center For Subsurface Sensing & Imaging Systems (Gordon-Censsis), Northeastern University, 12 December 2008. J. G. MCDANIEL. “Implicitly Causal Expansions In The Frequency Domain,” 156th Meeting Of The Acoustical Society Of America, Miami, FL, 13 November 2008. *E. F. MORGAN. Department Seminar, “Measurement Of The Local Mechanical Environment Of Skeletal Tissues,” Bioengineering, University Of Utah, February 2009. *E. F. MORGAN. Department Seminar, “Inducing Skeletal Repair By Mechanical Stimulation,” Bioengineering, University Of Pennsylvania, November 2008. *E. F. MORGAN. Department Seminar, ”Inducing Skeletal Repair By Mechanical Stimulation,” Bioengineering, University Of Maryland, October 2008. *E. F. MORGAN. “The Influence Of The Mechanical Environment On Skeletal Repair,” Orthopaedic Trauma Association Basic Science Fracture Forum, Denver, CO, October 2008.

*C. KLAPPERICH. “Towards The Application Of Molecular Diagnostics In Global Health,” Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series, 3 December 2008.

*E. F. MORGAN. “Mechanical Regulation Of Skeletal Healing,” Symposium On “Biomaterials: Properties, Variation And Evolution,” Annual Meeting Of The Society For Integrative And Comparative Biology, Boston, January 2009.

*C. KLAPPERICH. “Towards The Application Of Molecular Diagnostics In Global Health,” Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series, 5 November 2008.

T. MORSE, Andrea Rosales-Garcia, Juan Hernandez-Cordero. “Polarization Mode Beating (PMB) as an ultra-sensitive fiber optic sensor,” Wuhan, China.

*C. KLAPPERICH. “Microfluidic Sample Preparation For Molecular Detection Of Infectious Disease,” American Vacuum Society, 55th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 23 October 2008.

*T. D. MOUSTAKAS, “Fundamental Issues of UV Materials and Devices”, ARL Workshop on Nitride Semiconductor Optoelectronics for Logistics in Energy, Health and Safety. (Arlington, VA, May 19th, 2009)

*C. KLAPPERICH. “Towards The Application Of Molecular Diagnostics In Global Health,” Georgia Institute Of Technology, Bioengineering Program Seminar Series, 9 September 2008. *C. KLAPPERICH. “Microfluidic Sample Preparation For Molecular Detection Of Infectious Disease,” MEDI 2008, Hartford, CT, 10 September 2008.

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*T. D. MOUSTAKAS, “Materials Issues responsible for the “green gap,” Roundtable Discussions of the Solid State Lighting R&D Task Structure (U. S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, Sept.17-18, 2008) *T. D. MOUSTAKAS, “GaN-based Light Emitting Diodes for Solid State Lighting and UV Applications,” New England Chinese Information and Networking Association, Waltham MA, Dec. 10, 1008.


*T. W. MURRAY, S. Bramhavar, A. Sampathkumar And B. Pouet. “Theory And Applications Of Frequency Domain Photoacoustic Microscopy,” Acoustics ‘08, 155th ASA Meeting, Paris, France, July 2008.

J. TIEN. “Microfluidic Gels for Microvascular Tissue Engineering,” Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT), Summer Education Series, Boston, MA, 2008.

*T. W. MURRAY, S. Bramhavar, And B. Pouet. “Theory And Applications Of Frequency Domain Laser Ultrasonics,” 1st International Symposium On Laser Ultrasonics: Science, Technology And Applications, Montreal, Canada, July 2008.

J. TIEN. “Vascularization of Microfluidic Type I Collagen Gels,” Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2008 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 2008.

*T. W. MURRAY. “Laser Based Acoustic Techniques For Sensing And Imaging: Photoacoustic Microscopy And Acousto-Optic Imaging,” University Of Colorado At Boulder, February 2008. *T. W. MURRAY. “Mechanical Characterization Of Coatings Using Frequency Domain Photoacoustic Microscopy,” International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films, San Diego, CA, April 2008. *U. PAL. “Fuel Cells: State Of The Art And Challenges For Clean And Efficient Power Generation,” IMAPS Boston, MA, December 2008. *U. PAL. “Clean Energy Electrochemical Technologies Research At Boston University,” New England University Workshop In Solid State Ionics, Boston, MA, November 2008. *U. PAL. “Clean Energy Research At Boston University,” Hydrogen Coalition, Boston, MA, August 2008. *V. K. SARIN. “Engineered Materials Development Via CVD,“ IIT Mumbai, Mumbai, India, February 2008. *V. K. SARIN. “Development Of Transparent Ceramics For Scintallators,” ALEM/RMD, Watertown, MA, August 2008. D. STAMENOVIC. “Mechanics of the Cytoskeleton: Role of Engineers, Physicists and Mathematicians in Modern Biology,” seminar in the Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, March 25, 2009.

*J. WONG. Gordon Research Conference on Biointerface Science, Aussois, France, September 2008. *J. WONG. Gordon Research Conference on Surfaces With Spatial Property Gradients, Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley, NH, July 2008. *J. WONG. University of Texas-Austin, Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series, Austin, TX, April 2009. *J. WONG. Vascular Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop, NAVBO (North American Vascular Biology Organization, Whistler Village, British Columbia, Canada, March 2009. A. Krause, *A.K. SWAN. “Using Dark Field Microscopy to Probe Subsurface Structures Compositions by utilizing Dipole Fields from an Ideal Point Source,” Gordon CenSSIS Research and Industry Collaboration Conference 2008. Y. ZHANG. “Linked Mechanical And Biological Study Of Extracellular Matrix (ECM) Mechanics,” Department Of Medicine, Boston University, November 2008. *X. ZHANG. “Small-Scale Materials And Engineering Mechanics For Next-Generation Micro/Nanosystems,” The DARPA/MTO Workshop On Materials And Technologies For 21st Century MEMS And NEMS, Miami, FL, USA, January 8, 2008. R. D. Averitt and *X. ZHANG. “Terahertz Metamaterial Devices,” Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, USA, November 2008.

D. STAMENOVIC. “Rheology of Mammalian Cells,” seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, April 9, 2009. J. TIEN. “Engineering Functional Human Microvessels In Vitro,” Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA, 2009. J. TIEN. “Engineering Functional Human Microvessels In Vitro,” University at Buffalo, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Buffalo, NY, 2008.

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U.S. Patents L.L. Gunter, K. Chu, C.R. Eddy Jr., *T. D. MOUSTAKAS, *E. BELLOTTI, “GaN-based Permeable-Base Transistor and method of fabrication”, US Patent No: US 7,413,958B2 (August 19,2008). *S. GOPALAN and *U.B. PAL, “Hydrogen Separation Using Oxygen-Ion-Electron Mixed Conducting Memebranes,” US Patent No. 7,393,384, July 1, 2008. D. Seccombe, G.A. Orbeck, Jr., *S. GOPALAN, and *U.B. PAL, “1. Process for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Manufacture,” US Patent No. 7,485,385, Issued February 3, 2009

Research Laboratories Advanced Materials Process Control Laboratory Professor Michael Gevelber Research in this laboratory focuses on improving materials processing capabilities by applying a controls-based approach. Our controls-based approach integrates process modeling, sensor development, both system and control design, and experimentation to achieve greater control of material microstructure as well as improving yield and maximizing production rate. Research projects, typically conducted with industry partners, span a range of application areas including opto-electronic applications, advanced engines, power systems, and biomedical applications. Ongoing research projects include real-time control for plasma spray for thermal barrier coatings and fuel cells, e-beam deposition for precision optical coatings, electrospinning of nanofibers, chemical vapor deposition, and Czochralski crystal growth.

Biomedical Materials Research Laboratory Professor Catherine Klapperich The Biomedical Materials Research Laboratory is focused on materials research activities in the broad areas of tissue engineering and biomedical device design. The laboratory is equipped for polymer and hydrogel synthesis, microfluidic device rapid prototyping, fabrication of tissue engineering scaffold materials, molecular analysis and tissue culture. The laboratory houses a dynamic mechanical analyzer for time and temperature sensitive testing of gel and polymer macroscale mechanical properties. This facility is a fully functional laboratory for integrated mechanical, chemical and biological testing of biomaterials. The laboratory is adjacent to the shared bio-micro/ nanofabrication center. This clean room contains a mask aligner, AFM, DekTak Profilometer, e-beam evaporator and a spin coater. The lab also maintains a Hysitron Triboscope Nanoindentation Instrument located in the Low Vibration Area of the Photonics Center. Laboratory projects include experiments and modeling of the contact problem for nanoscale probes on soft hydrated

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biomaterials, cell-biomaterial interactions in tissue engineering materials, and diagnostic microfluidic device design. Below: Professor Catherine Klapperich holds a “lab on a chip” that may someday enable point-of-care diagnostics that would significantly reduce the spread of infection. The device uses microfluidic action to extract nucleic acids from saliva, blood, and other bodily fluids to isolate biomolecules.


Biomimetics Materials Engineering Laboratory Professor Wong The Biomimetic Materials Engineering Laboratory is focused on the development of biomaterials to probe how structure, material properties and composition of the cell-biomaterial interface affect fundamental cellular processes. Specifically, we are interested in developing substrata with features that mimic physiological and pathophysiological environments to study fundamental cellular processes at the biointerface. Current research projects include tissue engineering of small diameter blood vessels for bypass and intravascular pharmacology (e.g., stents); development of targeted nano- and microparticle contrast agents for multi-modal (magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and optical) detection of atherosclerotic and vulnerable plaque; and engineering biomimetic systems to study restenosis and breast cancer.

electrochemical systems such as fuel cells, ceramic gas separation membranes, batteries and sensors, a Horiba 910 particle size analyzer capable of obtaining particle size distributions of powders in the range of 0.01 microns to 1 mm using light scattering technique, a Solartron 1255 Frequency Response Analyzer (FRA) used for AC impedance spectroscopy, a high temperature furnace that can operate up to 1700째C, and a Spex 8000 mill capable of producing sub-micron particles for use in solid state electrodes by high energy ball milling in a very short period of time.

High-Temperature Chemical and Electrochemical Processing of Materials Laboratory Professor Uday Pal

The Computational Electronics Laboratory (CEL) is equipped with state-of-the-art computing tools. The lab has two computer clusters, one XP1000 Alpha Cluster (8 CPUs) running True UNIX 64, and an AMD Athalon MP Cluster (13 CPUs) running Linux. The lab also operates a variety of high-performance PCs and printers. The Computational Electronics Group develops software to study semiconductor materials and to perform electronics and optoelectronics device simulation. Commercial simulation packages, such as ISE Genesis and Silvaco Virtual Wafer Fab, are currently employed.

The laboratory is completely equipped for studying most high-temperature chemical and electrochemical processes involving metals and ceramics. It includes several hightemperature furnaces, residual gas analyzers, CO/CO2 analyzers, potentiostats, impedance analyzers, state-of-the-art thermogravimetric Cahn Balance, high precision power supplies capable of operating under constant current/voltage mode, viscometers, state-of-the-art data acquisition systems, powder processing facility, and fuel cell test stations. The laboratory currently supports the following research programs: novel materials processing for hydrogen storage, membrane technology for hydrogen production and separation, hybrid one-step processing of solid oxide fuel cells, materials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, and waste to energy conversion.

Green Manufacturing Laboratory

Pictured Right: A co-fired Solid Oxide Fuel Cell developed in the High-Temperature Chemical and Electrochemical Processing of Materials Laboratory.

Computational Electronics Laboratory Professor Bellotti

Professor Srikanth Gopalan Research in this laboratory focuses on environmentally benign power generation technologies such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). We explore the materials science and electrochemistry of SOFCs using impedance spectroscopy, galvanostats and potentiostats. Studies in this lab include measurement of the rates of charge transfer reactions that occur at the interfaces of solid state electrochemical devices, exploration of new processes, and modeling of the transport phenomena that occur in such devices. In this lab we also conduct research on ceramic gas separation membranes for the separation of industrially important gases such as oxygen and hydrogen. Ongoing projects conducted in close collaboration with industrial partners include the development of electrode and electrolyte materials for lower operating temperature SOFCs and the development of mixed ionic and electronic conducting materials for separation of hydrogen.

High Temperature Oxidation Laboratory Professor Soumendra N. Basu The research thrust of this laboratory is to investigate the high temperature oxidation behavior of materials by exposing metal and ceramic samples to corrosive atmospheres containing oxygen and sulfur at elevated temperatures up to 1,600째C. The laboratory is equipped with a CAHN thermogravimetric balance and a Mettler microbalance for weight gain measurements, as well as an apparatus for oxidation in O-18 atmospheres, in order to determine oxidation mechanisms.

The laboratory is equipped with a Perkin Elmer 263 A Potentiostat / Galvanostat used for characterization of

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Laboratory of Integrated Nanophotonics & Biosensing Systems (LINBS) Professor Hatice Altug Our group is developing nanophotonic devices for optical communications and on-chip biosensing. For communication applications, we are developing ultrafast lasers, ultra-efficient light emitting diodes and photonic crystal devices that can slow down the light. For biotechnology applications, we are using plasmonic nanostructures and photonic crystal cavities for realization of high-throughput, ultra sensitive and label free biosensors. To accomplish our goals, we are developing new computational modeling and advanced nanofabrication techniques including nano/bio-patterning and microfluidics. Our biosafety level-2 lab is capable of cell culturing and includes a modified AFM for surface functionalization. Our lab also houses state-of the art optical measurement equipments and computational clusters.

Laboratory for Microsystems Technology (LMST) Professor Xin Zhang Laboratory for Microsystems Technology (LMST) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the design, fabrication, characterization, packaging, and operation of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS). We perform research on MEMS and NEMS. Specifically, we are interested in applying materials science, micro/nanomechanics, and micro/ nanomanufacturing technologies to solve various engineering problems that are motivated by practical applications in MEMS/NEMS and emerging nanobiotechnologies. LMST is a Class 1000 cleanroom that provides resources for the design, fabrication, characterization, and testing of MEMS/NEMS devices. LMST is also a general biochemistry laboratory that has a strong collaboration with the cardiovascular researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Tufts-New England Medical Center, and Vanderbilt Medical Center. Current research at LMST is supported by NSF, AFOSR, AFRL, ARL, DARPA, NIH and a host of industries.

Laser Acoustics Laboratory/Photoacoustic & Photothermal Microscopy Laboratory Professor Murray These facilities are devoted to materials characterization using various laser-based inspection techniques including: laserbased ultrasonics, photothermal imaging, and acousto-optic imaging. The research group is developing approaches to excite and detect acoustic and thermal waves over micro- and nanometer-length scales. In addition, they study elastic wave propagation in a wide variety of materials systems including thin films and membranes, functionally graded materials, and biological tissue. Finally, optical techniques for exciting and detecting resonant vibrations in nano-mechanical structures are explored with applications including ultrasensitive biological

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and chemical sensors. The lab is rigged for a variety of optical and laser-based experiments and possesses a broad array of optical, acoustical, and vibrational instrumentation including several interferometers, optical fiber amplifiers, high-speed photodetectors and oscilloscopes, and pulsed laser sources.

Luminescence Laboratory Professor Luca Dal Negro The research is mainly focused on the steady-state optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures, bio-compatible materials and plasmonic devices. Implemented Optical techniques include: Broad-band Photoluminescence Excitation Spectroscopy (PLE), Emission lifetime measurements under steady state (CW) excitation, CW photoluminescence (PL), CW Quantum efficiency.

Materials Theory Group Professor Xi Lin We develop predictive modeling and simulation techniques to understand materials electric, optical, magnetic, and mechanical properties. Our current research activities focus on 1) conductive polymer soliton theory: polymeric charge transport, metal-toinsulator transition, and high strain-rate artificial muscles; 2) glass transition theory: viscosity of supercooled liquids, origin of fragility, strong-fragile-strong transition, glassy water, and protein folding; 3) solid dislocation theory: mechanical strength under ambient and extreme conditions, interacting line and point defects, and dislocation climb; and 4) interfacial charge transfer theory: heterogeneous catalysis and solid oxide fuel cells.

Microscopy Laboratory Professor Soumendra N. Basu This laboratory is dedicated to the preparation of electron transparent specimens for observation in the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). Specimens have to be reduced to a thickness in the order of 100Ă… in order to study atomic arrangements by high resolution TEM. Equipment available for this purpose includes a GATAN dimpler and ionmill, as well as precision grinding and polishing apparatus. The laboratory is also equipped with a darkroom, capable of processing TEM negatives and prints.


Nanoscale Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Professor Kamil Ekinci This facility is used to fabricate nanometer-scale semiconductor mechanical devices using electron beam lithography, plasma, and wet etching techniques. After fabrication, various state-ofthe-art characterization techniques are employed to study the physical processes dominant in these nanomechanical devices. Among the fundamental phenomena studied are dissipation, fluctuations, and surface effects at the nanometer length scales. The practical aspects of this research involve the design and fabrication of ultra-high-speed nanomechanical sensors and development of surface nano-engineering techniques for improved device characteristics. More information can be found at NEMS Home: Ekinci Group. Pictured left: Professor Ekinci and coworkers are developing cantilevers with textured surfaces to reduce friction in water. These superhydrophobic microstructures, which look like diving boards, are designed to detect trace amount of pathogens in water. However, the stickiness of the water reduces the sensitivity by orders of magnitude. The novel structures shown are expected to repel water efficiently and restore the exquisite sensitivity.

Optical Characterization & Nanophotonics Laboratory (OCN) Professors Goldberg, Swan, and ĂœnlĂź Nanophotonics addresses a broad spectrum of optics on the nanometer scale covering technology and basic science. Compared to the behavior of isolated molecules or bulk materials, the behavior of nanostructures exhibit important physical properties not necessarily predictable from observations of either individual constituents or large ensembles. We develop and apply advanced optical characterization techniques to the study of solid-state and biological phenomena at the nanoscale. Current projects include development of highresolution subsurface imaging techniques based on numerical aperture increasing lens (NAIL) for the study of semiconductor devices and circuits and spectroscopy of quantum dots, micro resonant Raman and emission spectroscopy of individual carbon nanotubes, biosensors based on microring resonators, and development of new nanoscale microscopy techniques utilizing interference of excitation as well as emission from fluorescent molecules. In addition to microscopy, optical resonance is nearly ubiquitous in our research projects including development of resonant cavity-enhanced photodetectors and imaging biosensors for DNA and protein arrays.

Pictured above: Former graduate student Nick Vamivakas aligning a microscope with Professor Swan

Orthopaedic & Developmental Biomechanics Laboratory Professor Elise Morgan This laboratory uses experimental and computational methods to explore the relationships between structure and mechanical function of biological tissues at multiple length scales. Current research projects include quantification of physiological loading conditions, 3-D visualization and prediction of spine fractures, and the effects of mechanical stimulation on joint and articular cartilage development. The laboratory houses a biaxial (axialtorsional) servohydraulic materials testing system with a variety of extensometers and load cells, a miniature torsional testing system, two micro-computed tomography systems, a multichannel signal conditional and amplification system, an X-ray cabinet, and various cutting tools including a sledge microtome and low-speed wafering saw. Additional space is dedicated to cell and tissue culture. Computational facilities include PC workstations equipped with software for image processing, finite element analysis, and general computing.

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Powder Metallurgy & X-ray Laboratory Professor Vinod K. Sarin The powder processing laboratory is equipped to batch, process, and densify a wide variety of materials. Particle size reduction and uniform mixing are essential in any powder preparation. In addition to a 500cc capacity attritor mill for processing small powder batches, an extensive selection of ball mill sizes and a variety of milling media, including silicon nitride and titanium carbide, are available. Consolidation and sintering capabilities include vacuum, over pressure, and hot pressing up to 25,000 KgF and temperatures in excess of 2400°C. These capabilities make the powder processing laboratory uniquely equipped for developing high temperature monolithic and composite materials. The laboratory is also equipped with a Bruker D8 Focus diffractometer with independent theta and two theta axis with copper radiation. This unit extends the laboratory’s capability to perform single crystal back reflection Laue studies for crystal orientation. The standard detector is the scintillation counter, with high dynamic range and low internal background. In addition, several Debye Scherrer powder cameras are also available. This unit is equipped with all necessary components for qualitative or quantitative phase analysis, crystallite size determination, and structure determination and refinement.

Precision Engineering Research (PERL) Laboratory Professor Thomas Bifano Research in the Precision Engineering Research (PERL) Laboratory is directed toward design, modeling, fabrication, and testing of advanced microsystems. A core research area involves development of large-scale arrays of coordinated microactuators for use in photonic or optical systems. Recent projects have included: development of deformable micromirror arrays for adaptive optics; modeling of microfluidic transport systems; development of microvalve arrays for control of fluid flow rate and pressure; design and fabrication of advanced optoacoustic MEMS sensors; and micro-scale contouring using ion beam systems. The laboratory houses state-of-the-art systems for design, fabrication, and testing of MEMS devices, including interferometric contouring microscopes, a high speed vibrometer, and adaptive optics and microfluidic test beds.

Research and development of diamond coatings is focused on the combustion flame process. Several combustion flame setups have been developed and fabricated to produce diamond coatings of various morphologies on a wide range of materials. Unique equipment and techniques have been developed to evaluate the mechanical, chemical, and structural properties of coatings, such as a micro-scratch tester to evaluate adherence. A hot wall CVD reactor is used for the deposition of functionally graded mullite coatings. Mullite (3Al2O3•2SiO2) has received considerable attention as a potential coating material for silicon-based ceramics due to its excellent corrosion resistance, creep resistance, high temperature strength, and most critically, excellent Coefficient of Thermal Expansion match, especially with Silicon Carbide. Dense, uniform, crystalline mullite environmental barrier coatings have been deposited by CVD on SiC substrates and these coatings have exhibited excellent high temperature oxidation and hot corrosion resistance. The coating process has subsequently been patented at Boston University. Transparent Radioluminescent Coatings of Lutetium Oxide doped with Europium Oxide are being developed using both PVD and CVD. It is believed that these atomistic deposition techniques will offer extensive promise as an alternative production method for tailoring microstructure and optimizing scintillation characteristics of these ceramics.

Ultrafast Nanostructure Optics (UNO) Laboratory Professor Luca Dal Negro The research is mainly focused on: a) ultrafast emission spectroscopy; b) optical gain relaxation dynamics; c) nonlinear optical characterization of semiconductor nanostructures, novel bio-compatible materials, photonic and plasmonic nanodevices. Implemented Optical techniques include: picosecond fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy, time-resolved variable stripe length and pump-probe gain techniques, emission quantum efficiency and photon statistics, Z-scan nonlinear characterization, second harmonic generation (SHG).

Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Laboratory Professor Theodore Moustakas

Surface Modification Laboratory Professor Vinod K. Sarin This unique state-of-the-art university research laboratory has the capability of R&D activities in the field of surface engineering involving both Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) techniques. It contains two experimental CVD units capable of producing a wide range of tough, adherent and protective coatings for various applications. Two multiple-target DC and RF sputtering units that produce monolithic, multi-layered, and composite coatings are available for coating development by PVD.

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The Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Laboratory is a state-ofthe-art facility dedicated to studying the growth, fundamental material properties, and fabrication of novel electronic and opto-electronic devices. The lab specializes in III-nitride growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy(MBE) and Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy(HVPE). It has a history in the development of LEDs and currently continues to focus on LEDs and semiconductor lasers in the blue-UV region of the electromagnetic spectrum.


MSE Colloquium Series DATE

SPEAKER

INSTITUTION

TITLE

CO-SPONSOR

17-Oct-08

Dr. Newell Washburn

Carnegie Mellon University

Design Principles for CytokineRegulating Biomaterials

Joint with ME

17-Oct-08

Dr. Sudipta Seal

Professor of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida

Regenerative Catalytic Rare Earth Nanoparticles as Therapeutics

Joint with the CNN

24-Oct-08

Dr. Robert F. Davis

John R. and Clare Bertucci Initial and Subsequent Modes of Growth AlN, GaN and Distinguished Professor, Department ZnO Semiconductor Films of Materials Science & Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

31-Oct-08

Dr. Efthimios Kaxiras

Department of Physics and School Multiscale Simulations of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Of Complex Materials For Harvard University Engineering And Biological Applications

7-Nov-08

Dr. U. (Balu) Balachandran

Argonne National Laboratory

7-Nov-08

Dr. H. Eugene Stanley

Director, Center for Polymer Studies, Liquid Water BU College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics

Joint with ECE

14-Nov-08

Dr. George M. Whitesides

Harvard University

Ionic Electrets and Contact Electrification

Joint with the CNN

21-Nov-08

Dr. Ilhan A. Aksay

Chemical Engineering Department, Princeton University

Biologically Inspired OrganicInorganic Nanocomposites

Joint with the CNN

5-Dec-08

Dr. Seung-Wuk Lee Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley

Making Viruses Work For Us

Joint with ME

27-Feb-09

Dr. Meilin Liu

Probing and mapping electrode reactions in SOFCs using in situ Raman spectroscopy

6-Mar-09

Dr. Gerbrand Ceder Department of Materials Science and Materials Design with First Principles Computations Engineering, Massachusetts Institute and application to Materials for Energy Storage and of Technology Generation

20-Mar-09

Dr. Theodore Moustakas

Division of Materials Science and Nitride Semiconductors and Engineering, Department of their Applications Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University

27-Mar-09

Dr. Uday Pal

Division of Materials Science and Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering Boston University

Performance Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and New Electrode Materials

3-Apr-09

Dr. Arto Nurmikko

Division of Engineering, Brown University

Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Dots as Active Optical Elements: From Single Photons Sources to Lasers?

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Joint with ECE and Physics

Development of Dense Membranes for Hydrogen Production and Purification

Cosponsored by ECE, Physics, and the CNN

Cosponsored by ECE, Physics, and the CNN

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MSE Advisory Board The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Advisory Board will provide an independent external review once every year. The primary purpose will be to review current Division academic and research programs, assessing contributions and achievements compared to our peers, and providing help in establishing long-range goals and priorities. The focus will be on maintaining and enhancing quality, relevance and excellence, and on strengthening the reputation of the Division. The Advisory Board held its first meeting on September 15, 2009. Six of the current nine Advisory Board members attended the meeting, as well as a majority of our MSE Steering Committee members. At the start of the meeting, Dean Lutchen provided a summary of the creation of the Division within the context of the College of Engineering reorganization. Several presentations were made, spawning comments and lively discussions throughout the meeting. Dean Lutchen later rejoined the Board at the end of the day to hear their consensus on where the Division stands now and their recommendations on how best to proceed. Pictured Left: Advisory board members front row from the left: Dr. C. Barry Carter, Dr. Subhash C. Singhal and Dr. Harry L. Tuller. Back row from the left: Dr. James G. Hannoosh, Dr. Max G. Lagally and Dr. Ron Latanision.

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Dr. C. Barry Carter is Department Head and Professor in the Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. Professor Carter is the author of the popular textbook, “Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering”, published by Springer. Professor Carter’s research interests are in characterization of interfaces and defects in ceramics and semiconductors. Dr. George Craford is currently the Solid State Lighting Fellow at Philips Lumileds Lighting Company. Prior to joining Philips he was the Technical Director of the Electronics Division at Hewlett-Packard Company. At Hewlett-Packard, Craford’s group pioneered the development of various types of LEDs and products. Dr. Craford is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has received numerous professional awards including the 2002 National Medal of Technology from the President of the United States in recognition for his contributions to the LED technology. Dr. James G. Hannoosh is currently Vice President of Development for Astra Tech, Inc., and former CEO and Senior Vice President of Atlantis Components, Inc. Both companies produce dental implants and medical devices employing advanced materials.

Dr. Max G. Lagally is Erwin W. Mueller Professor and Bascom Professor of Surface Science at the University of WisconsinMadison. Lagally is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including his election into the German National Academy of Science, the American Association for the advancement of Science, and the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Ron Latanision is currently Corporate Vice President & Practice Director at Exponent Engineering and Scientific Consulting, and Professor Emeritus in Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of ASM International, NACE International, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Latanison’s expertise and interests are in the areas of electrochemical science and processing technologies.

Dr. Kwadwo Osseo-Asare is Distinguished Professor of Metallurgy and Energy and Geo-environmental Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Professor Osseo-Assare’s research interests are in the areas of materials processing in the aqueous media. Dr. Subhash C. Singhal is Battelle Fellow and Director, Fuel Cells, in the Energy and Environment Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He served on the Electrochemical Society’s Board of Directors, was President of the International Society for Solid State Ionics. Dr. Singhal’s expertise and interests are in the areas of high temperature materials and solid oxide fuel cells. Dr. Harry L. Tuller is Professor of Ceramics and Electronic Materials in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Head of the Crystal Physics and Electroceramics Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electroceramics, Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, elected to World Academy of Ceramics. Professor Tuller’s research interests are in the areas of electroceramics and solid-state materials. Hans-Peter Weber, DMD, is the Raymond J. and Elva Pomfret Nagle Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, and serves as Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. His expertise is in the area of dental implants and reconstruction.

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Table of Contents 1 Message from the Division Head

15 Graduate Programs

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Recruitment

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Enrollment

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Teaching Fellows and Research Assistants 2008-2009

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Degrees Awarded

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Course and Program Development

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Faculty at a Glance

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Faculty Honors and Awards

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Graduate Students at a Glance

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Graduate Student Awards

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Participating Faculty

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19 Research 20 External Research Funding 30 Faculty Publications and Lectures 44 Research Laboratories 49 Colloquium Series 50 Advisory Board

Boston University Division of Materials Science and Engineering Annual Report 2008 – 2009

Photography: Boston University Photo Services Content: Elizabeth Flagg, MSE staff, and MSE faculty Front Cover: PhD student Soobhankar Pati assembles a waste-to-fuel device in the High-Temperature Chemical and Electrochemical Processing of Materials Laboratory. Back Cover: Professor Moustakas oversees LED production in the Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Laboratory This report provides a description of the instructional and research activities of the Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Boston University during the 2008 – 2009 academic year. Instructional activities are reported from the Fall 2008 through Summer 2009 semesters while scholarly activities and budget information are reported from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. Boston University’s policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission to all programs of the University. For more information or to download this report as a PDF, please visit our website at www.bu.edu/mse.


Boston University College of Engineering Division of Materials Science and Engineering Annual Report 2008-2009

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