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Aug 31, 2020

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.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Aug 06, 2019

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.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jul 11, 2019

McGruer and Rinaldi Awarded Patent

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

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jan 18, 2019

Rinaldi Awarded $1.7M ARPA-E Grant for Transformational Energy Technology

Matteo Rinaldi, ECE Associate Professor and director of Northeastern SMART, was awarded a $1.7M grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for “Zero-Power Wireless Infrared Digitizing Sensors for Large Scale Energy-Smart Farm”.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jan 17, 2019

Creating Low-Cost, Low-Power Sensors to Protect Crops

Matteo Rinaldi, ECE Associate Professor and Director of Northeastern SMART, is developing low-cost, low-power sensors that can monitor the health of a farmer’s crop and alert them when there is trouble.

Electrical & Computer Engineering