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Tracking Potential Outbreaks Through Wastewater

ECE Professor Nian Sun and MIE Professor Hongwei Sun are part of a team, led by Professor Sheree Pagsuyoin of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, which was awarded $660K in pledged funding as one of five third-place winners of the Trinity Awards, for their project, “Disease Surveillance with Multi-modal Sensor Network & Data Analytics”.

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Could Breathalyzers Make Covid Testing Quicker and Easier?

ECE Professor Nian Sun was featured in the Wired.com article “Could Breathalyzers Make Covid Testing Quicker and Easier?” for his efforts in using breathalyzer like devices to detect viral particles.

Faculty and Staff Awards 2020

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2019-2020 academic school year.

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Developing VLF Magnetoelectric Antennas for Communication Systems

ECE Professor Nian X. Sun was awarded a patent for creating a “Magnetoelectric very low frequency communication system.”

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Sensors to Detect COVID-19 Diagnosis Instantly

ECE Professor Nian Sun, in collaboration with Jeremy Luban from UMass Medical School, was awarded a $200K NSF RAPID grant for “COVID-19: New Handheld Gas Sensors for Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Virus: Instant COVID-19 Diagnosis from Exhaled Breath.”

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Nian Sun Named IEEE Fellow

ECE Professor Nian Sun has been named an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to integrated magnetic and magnetoelectric materials and devices.

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Sun Receives Prestigious Humboldt Research Award

ECE Professor Nian Sun was awarded the pres­ti­gious Hum­boldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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Upstage Lung Cancer Funds Biomarker Sensor Project Supporting Early Lung Cancer Detection

Boston-based organization Upstage Lung Cancer (ULC), the advocacy non-profit exclusively utilizing performing arts to raise awareness and funding in the fight against lung cancer, has awarded a $30k grant award to ECE Professor Nian Sun’s cutting edge Advanced Materials and Microsystems Laboratory (AMML), substantially funding a new research project exploring the use of a hand-held gas screening sensor system for breath biomarkers in the early detection screening of lung cancer.

Multiferroics and the path to the market

ECE Professor Nian Sun was interviewed by Dr. Stephen Shevlin from Nature Materials on Multiferroics and the path to the market.

Tiny Antenna Wins Big Prize

ECE PhD student Hwaider Lin’s research into creating a tiny antenna to precisely target specific neurons won first prize in NASA Tech Briefs magazine contest “Create the Future Design Contest.”

$1.34M NIH Grant for Wireless Microscale Neuronal Recording and Stimulation System

ECE Professor Nian Sun, Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo and Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava were awarded a $1.34M NIH collaborative grant with Massachusetts General Hospital to work on nano-scale neural radio frequency identification (NanoNeuroRFID) devices for wireless neural magnetic modulation and recording.

Engineers just created a tiny antenna, which could be used for brain implants

ECE Professor Nian Sun's research featured in Digital Trend's Engineers just created a tiny antenna, which could be used for brain implants. See Related Article: Reducing the Size of Antennas

Ultra-small antennas point way to miniature brain implants

ECE Professor Nian Sun's research featured in Nature's Ultra-small antennas point way to miniature brain implants. See Related Article: Reducing the Size of Antennas

Mini-antennas could power brain-computer interfaces

ECE Professor Nian Sun's research featured in Science Magazine's Mini-antennas could power brain-computer interfaces, medical devices and highlighted in ASEE's First Bell. See Related Article: Reducing the Size of Antennas

Reducing the Size of Antennas

ECE Professor Nian Sun has discovered a way to build new antennas that could be up to one hundred times smaller than traditional antennas.

VOTERS Awarded Patent

CEE Professor Ming Wang  & ECE Professor Nian Sun were awarded a patent for “Real-time wireless dynamic tire pressure sensor and energy harvesting system”. Abstract Source: USPTO An instantaneous/real-time wireless dynamic tire pressure sensor (DTPS) for characterizing pavement qualities and for detecting surface and subsurface pavement defects under normal driving conditions. Signal processing provides quantitative […]

FY17 TIER 1 Award Recipients

23 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY17 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing over $600K dollars of investment in research.

Research Fair a Big Success

The COE Undergraduate Research Lab fair gathered hundreds of students eager to learn about the research opportunities available to them.

PhD Student Wins Mobile Defense Challenge

MIE PhD student Shadi Emam was on the winning team of Finjan Holdings, Inc.'s Mobile Defense Challenge 2015.

Sun Awarded $364K NSF Grant

ECE Professor Nian Sun was awarded a $364K NSF grant for creating "Nanomagnetic Stimulation Capability for Neural Investigation and Control".

ECE Graduate Student Tianx­iang Nan Wins 2015 Chi­nese Gov­ern­ment Award for Out­standing Self-​​Financed Stu­dents Abroad

Tianx­iang Nan, an ECE doc­toral can­di­date, has been awarded the 2015 Chi­nese Gov­ern­ment Award for Out­standing Self-​​Financed Stu­dents Abroad – one of just 500 such scholars.

Sun/Rinaldi Receive $1M Grant

ECE Professor Nian Sun & Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi were awarded a $1M grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for Nanofabricated Neural Probes with Ultra-Sensitive Integrated Compact RF NEMS Magnetoelectric Sensors for Electro-Magneto-Brain Activity Map.

Vibration Energy Harvester

ECE Professor Nian Sun was awarded a patent for his invention of a vibration energy harvesting device with increased output power density. 

3Qs: Could circuits’ face-​​lift mean faster, smaller phones?

ECE Associate Professor Nian Sun has developed a method for RF circuits to be tunable on both the capacitor & inductor side, allowing for smaller cell phones and longer battery life.  Imagine a cell phone that’s half the size with longer bat­tery time and better per­for­mance. That could become a reality thanks to new research […]

Sun Receives $450K Grant

ECE Associate Professor Nian Sun has been awarded a $450K grant from Semiconductor Research Corporation for his work in Tunable Inductors & Transformers for Filters, LNAs, and PAs.

Article Voted Top in Past Decade

ECE Associate Professor Nian Sun’s paper on “Giant Electric Field Tuning of Magnetic Properties in Multiferroic Heterostructures” has been selected as one of the 10 most outstanding full papers & featured articles in the past ten years in Advanced Functional Materials.

Article Voted Top in Past Decade

ECE Associate Professor Nian Sun’s paper on “Giant Electric Field Tuning of Magnetic Properties in Multiferroic Heterostructures” has been selected as one of the 10 most outstanding full papers & featured articles in the past ten years in Advanced Functional Materials. Source: News @ Northeastern

Sun Receives Additional Funding

Nian Sun, an ECE Associate Professor, received an additional $76K towards his NSF CAREER award that investigates novel spin-spray synthesis methods for magnoelectronic films at low temperature.

Sun Receives $50K for Research

Nian Sun, an ECE Associate Professor, received $50K from Northrop Grumman Corporation for bringing up collaborative research on high performance miniature antennas with Northrop Grumman.