Northeastern SMART Center

Northeastern SMART Center is a newly launched university research center that, in collaboration with federal agencies and industrial members, aims to conceive and pilot disruptive technological innovation in smart devices and systems to make everyday life safer, easier and more efficient.

Northeastern SMART fosters partnership between university, industry and government stakeholders to create new generations of smart devices and systems that are required by a number of industries including the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, Digital Agriculture, Robotics and Healthcare.

Demonstration of Near Zero Power MEMS Photoswitches for large-scale IoT applications

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Matteo Rinaldi
Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

Understanding and exploiting the fundamental properties of micro/nanomechanical structures and advanced nanomaterials to engineer new classes of micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (M/NEMS) with unique and enabling features applied to the areas of chemical, physical and biological sensing and low power reconfigurable radio communication systems

Recent News

2.1M DOE Award to Develop Clean Energy Technology

ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi, who is director of the Northeastern SMART Center and the Kostas Nanotechnology Lab, has been awarded a $2.1 million grant from the Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for “High-Performance and Miniaturized Greenhouse Gas Sensor for Drone-based Remote Sensing.” The grant is part of the OPEN 2021 program, which […]

professor in clean room lab clothes standing in front of Evatec's equipment in lab

The Northeastern University SMART Center Deploys an Evatec CLUSTERLINE® 200 for Manufacturing High Performance Piezoelectric Micro and Nano Systems

The Northeastern University SMART Center added the Evatec’s CLUSTERLINE® 200 to its nanofabrication capability. This is the first Evatec’s CLUSTERLINE® 200 tool deployed in an academic institution in the United States providing the SMART Center with a unique cutting-edge capability to perform research, development and pilot manufacturing of high-performance piezoelectric micro and nano systems.