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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
Associate 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

Monitoring Fires in Complex Environments

ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi has developed a smart wireless fire detector that could monitor complex environments using an ultra-battery-saver mode that could last up to ten years.

McGruer and Rinaldi Awarded Patent

ECE Professor Nicol McGruer and Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi were awarded a patent for “Zero Power Sensors”.