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Depositing Colloidal Particles onto Substrates

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina was awarded a patent for developing an “Interfacial convective assembly for high aspect ratio structures without surface treatment”.

Busnaina and Somu Awarded Patent

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina & Director of the Kostas Nanoscale Research Center Siva Somu were awarded a patent for “High rate electric field driven nanoelement assembly on an insulated surface”.

Busnaina and Somu Awarded Patent

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina & Director of the Kostas Nanoscale Research Center Siva Somu were awarded a patent for “Damascene template for directed assembly and transfer of nanoelements”.

Busnaina Selected as NAI Fellow

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina has been selected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for having demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.

Busnaina and Somu Awarded Patent

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina & Director of the Kostas Nanoscale Research Center Siva Somu were awarded a patent for “Single-walled carbon nanotube biosensor for detection of glucose, lactate, and urea”.

Unveiling NanoOPS Gen 2

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina, director of the Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, unveiled NanoOPS Gen 2, the university’s second-generation-nanoscale offset printing system located in the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security in Burlington.

Busnaina Invited to Director's Forum on Nanotechnology in Beijing

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina, the Director of Northeastern’s NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, was invited by The National Center for Nano Science and Technology in China to be part of this year Directors’ Forum for Nanotechnology in Beijing on August 28, 2017.

Northeastern Researchers Contribute to Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal

The Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal (MDCVJ) reports on leading edge research, diagnosis, and treatments from specialists at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and other invited contributors. In Volume 12, Number 3 (July-September 2016), numerous faculty and one PhD student had their research featured in the journal. Nucleic Acid Delivery for Endothelial Dysfunction in […]

CHN Awarded Patent for Fabricating Nanorods

Ahmed Busnaina & Siva Somu awarded patent for a “Nanoscale interconnects fabricated by .electrical field directed assembly of nanoelements”.

CHN Awarded Patent for SWCNT Chemical Sensor

Ahmed Busnaina, Yung Joon Jung, & Siva Somu awarded patent for a “Chemical sensor based on highly organized single walled carbon nanotube networks”.

CHN Awarded Patent for Nanoelement Assembly

CHN researchers Ahmed Busnaina, Siva Somu, & Cihan Yilmaz were awarded a patent for "High rate electric field driven nanoelement assembly on an insulated surface". Abstract Source: USPTO A method for high rate assembly of nanoelements into two-dimensional void patterns on a non-conductive substrate surface utilizes an applied electric field to stabilize against forces resulting […]

Northeastern and the National Nanotech Coordination Office

The NNI Strategic Plan outlines the high-level goals and priorities they will be pursuing in the next few years which should benefit the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN).

Busnaina speaks at Global Conference on Semiconductor Manufacturing

MIE Professor & CHN Director Ahmed Busnaina was an invited speaker at the 2016 International Conference on Planarization/ CMP Technology to address the Role of CMP in the Nanoscale Printing of Electronics, Sensors, Energy and Functional Materials Applications.

Prof Busnaina participates in an International Assessment of Research in Nanomodular Materials and Systems by Design

MIE Professor & CHN Director Ahmed Busmaina was one of the seven experts to participate in the International Assessment of Research in Nanomodular Materials and Systems by Design issued by the World Technology Evaluation Center.

US-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology

MIE Professor & CHN Director Ahmed Busnaina and Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung spoke at the 13th Annual US-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology which focused on Neuromorphic computing and Water & energy sustainability.

Assembly of Nanoelements

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina & ECE Professor Nicol McGruer were awarded a patent for “Directed assembly of carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles using nanotemplates”.

Nanoelement Transfer Template

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina & Director of the Kostas Nanoscale Research Center Siva Somu were awarded a patent for Damascene template for directed assembly and transfer of nanoelements.

CHN hosts webinar for the US National Nano Coordinating Office

CHN hosted a webinar for the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) that focused on the experiences, successes, and challenges for SMEs working in nanotechnology and on issues of interest to the business community.

Academic R&D Award to NU's Center for High-rate Nanotechnology

At the IDTechEx conference and exhibition in Berlin last week, the College's NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing received the Acaademic R&D Award for its achievement in developing and commercializing printed electronics technologies. Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx, the host of the event, noted that "Our esteemed judges are all from companies that are potential users of the technology. This adds […]

Faculty and Staff Awards 2016

2016 Faculty and Staff Awards Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2015-2016 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Carol Livermore, MIE Marilyn Minus, MIE Rising Star Staff Award Gabrielle Fiorenza, Co-op Nicole Nightingale, Dean’s Office Outstanding Teachers […]

Governor Baker visits the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun joined Mass­a­chu­setts Gov. Charlie Baker at an event announcing a $3 million grant, which will estab­lish the Advanced Nanoman­u­fac­turing Cluster for Smart Sen­sors and Mate­rials, or ANSSeM, that com­prises research uni­ver­si­ties and pri­vate man­u­fac­turing companies.

Prof. Busnaina to give Keynote at International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society Conference

MIE Distinguished University Professor Ahmed Busnaina will deliver the keynote presentation entitled “High-rate nano and microscale printing of electronics and sensors” at the 2016 International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society's RF and Manufacturing Packaging (RaMP) Workshop.

Smart Materials and the Future of e-Writing – Prof. Ahmed Busnaina an Invited Speaker

Distinguished University Professor Ahmed Busnaina is an invited speaker at the Smart Materials and Future of e-writing workshop to be held in Ohio on April 12-14, 2016.  Busnaina will be speaking about “Printing of Smart Sensors and Materials".   Smart Materials ​(defined as materials which can be significantly changed by factors such as stress, temperature, pH, […]

Busnaina speaks at iMAPS 43rd New England Symposium

MIE Distinguished University Professor Ahmed Busnaina is giving a keynote presentation on “A Trillion Sensors for Health Care” at the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (iMAPS) 43rd New England Symposium.

Prof. Busnaina presents at Printed Electronics Europe Conference

MIE Distinguished University Professor Ahmed Busnaina is speaking on Northeastern's unique expertise in High-Rate Nano and Microscale Printing of Electronics, Sensors and Functional Materials Applications at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe Conference 2016.

Prof. Busnaina speaks to Internatonal Microelectronics and Packing Society

Prof Ahmed Busnaina spoke to members of the International Microelectronics And Packaging Society about nano and microscale printing of electronics and sensors, and functional materials applications.

Prof. Busnaina speaks at the 15th Annual Flexible Printed Electronics Conference

Dr. Ahmed Busnaina, the Director of the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing spoke recently in Monterey, CA, at the 15th Annual Flexible Printed Electronics Conference (2016Flex).  Focusing on flexible electronics, 2016Flex brought together hundreds of leaders in research, industry, and government from the US, including military agencies, defense contractors, electronics firms, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and […]

Ahmed Busnaina to Present at NanoTechnology For Defense Conference

Ahmed Busnaina will give two presentations at the 2015 NanoTechnology For Defense Conference (NT4D) in City of Industry, CA. Wednesday, November 18, 9:20 AM: Carbon Nanotubes Based Resistive Sensor for Detection of Chemical and Bio Analytes Thursday, November 19, 2:25 PM: Nanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS) for Additive Printing of Devices and Structures for Electronics, Sensors, and Advanced Materials […]

Ahmed Busnaina gives Keynote at Sensors Global Summit 2015

Ahmed Busnaina will give the plenary keynote, "High-Rate Nanoscale Printing for Sensors, Energy and Materials Applications", at the Sensors Global Summit conference in La Jolla, CA.

NanoOPS Selected as R&D 100 Award Finalist

CHN’s NanoOPS technology is a finalist in the Process/Prototyping category in the R&D 100 Awards to be held on November 12-13, 2015 in Las Vegas.

CHN Awarded 2nd Patent

A 2nd Patent was awarded this month to CHN researchers Ahmed Busnaina, Siva Somu, & Cihan Yilmaz for “High rate electric field driven nanoelement assembly on an insulated surface”.

Fabricating Nanorods

A patent for "Nanoscale interconnects fabricated by electrical field directed assembly of nanoelements" was awarded to CHN researchers Ahmed Busnaina, Cihan Yilmaz, & Siva Somu.

Patent Awarded to CHN

A new patent, "System and method for integrating a single nanowire into a nanocircuit," was issued this week to CHN researchers Sivasubramanian Somu, Ahmed Busnaina, Nicol McGruer, and George Adams.

NanoOPS Selected as Finalist for R&D 100 Award

The editors of R&D Magazine have selected the CHN’s NanoOPS: Nanoscale Offset Printing System as a finalist for a 2015 R&D 100 Award in the Process/Prototyping category.

CHN Receives 2015 TechConnect National Innovation Award

CHN’s Nanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS) has received a 2015 TechConnect National Innovation Award.

CHN's Work Cited in Electronic Products Magazine

Electronic Products magazine has cited the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing in its July 2015 cover story on printed and flexible electronics: "P/F Sensors: their future and challenges".

CHN and NanoOPS at TechConnect World Showcase

The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) Nanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS) will be showcased at this year’s TechConnect World Innovation Summit & Expo, June 15-17.

From Lab To Fab: Pioneers in Nanomanufacturing

MIE University Distinguished Professor Ahmed Busnaina is featured in "From Lab To Fab: Pioneers in Nanomanufacturing," a new film by the Boston Museum of Science.

NanoOPS to be Showcased at TechConnect World Innovation Summit & Expo

CHN’s Nanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS) will be showcased at this year’s TechConnect World Innovation Summit & Expo, June 15-17, 2015.

NanoOPS to be Showcased at TechConnect World Innovation Summit & Expo, June 15-17

The NanoOPS technology developed by CHN will be showcased at this year’s TechConnect World Innovation Summit & Expo.

High-Rate Nanoscale Offset Printing Process Using Directed Assembly and Transfer of Nanomaterials

Advanced Materials has published an article entitled "High-Rate Nanoscale Offset Printing Process Using Directed Assembly and Transfer of Nanomaterials", by NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing researchers about technology developed at CHN.

Patent Awarded for Nanorods

MIE’s Ahmed Busnaina, Cihan Yilmaz, & Siva Somu were awarded a patent for creating “Nanoscale interconnects fabricated by electrical field directed assembly of nanoelements”

Nanoscale Patterns

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina was awarded a patent for creating “Patterned nanosubstrates made by directed self assembly of amphiphilic molecules”.

PhD Student Wins Young Researchers Forum Award from IEEE Conference

Congratulations to Nimet Yildirim, a Ph.D. student in the bioengineering program and in the CEE department, advised by CEE Prof. April Gu and MIE Prof. Ahmed Busnaina, along with the coauthors Jin Young Lee, Han Chul Cho and Sivasubramanian Somu, for winning the Young Researchers Forum Award from the 2014 IEEE Biosensors & Bioelectronics conference. 

Nanoscale Printing System

The Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security had a ribbon cutting celebration for NanoOPS, a new state-of-the-art nanoscale printing system developed by CHN.

Nanoscale Templating

MIE’s Ahmed Busnaina, Moneesh Upmanyu, & Sivasubramanian Somu were awarded a patent for “Highly organized single-walled carbon nanotube networks and method of making using template guided fluidic assembly”

3rd Patent in 3 Months

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina was awarded his third patent in three months for inventing a “Directed assembly of a conducting polymer”.  His other two patents this year were for a "Multi-biomark biosensor" and a "Method of integrating a single nanowire into a nanocircuit".

2nd Patent in 2 Months

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina & Research Associate Professor Sivasubramanian Somu were awarded a patent for their Multi-biomarker Biosensors. Professor Busnaina's previous patent was a a "Method of integrating a single nanowire into a nanocircuit". 

Nanowire into Nanocircuit

Sivasubramanian Somu (MIE), Ahmed Busnaina (MIE), Nicol McGruer (ECE), & George Adams (MIE) were awarded a patent for their method of integrating a single nanowire into a nanocircuit.  The nano-electromechanical switch uses carbon nanotubes as the actuation element.  

3Qs: The 3-​​D printing of tomorrow

Ahmed Bus­naina, the William Lin­coln Smith Pro­fessor and director of the NSF Nanoscale Sci­ence and Engi­neering Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing at North­eastern, has devel­oped a method called directed assembly that he calls the 3-​​D printing of tomorrow. It is faster, cheaper, and more ver­sa­tile than tra­di­tional 3-​​D printing, and he said it could enable a […]

Busnaina Awarded Patent

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Professor Ahmed Busnaina was awarded a patent for designing a “3D Nanoscale Circuit Interconnect & Method of Assembly by Dielectrophoresis”. Professor Busnaina has obtained numerous awards and honors in his time in the industry, as well as being a widely published author. He also occupies a position of leadership at the […]

A small-​​scale solution with a large-​​scale impact

Microchips are per­va­sive in today’s high-​​tech society, playing inte­gral roles in the inner work­ings of your cell phone to your Keurig coffee machine. A pro­cessing tech­nology called CMOS, or com­ple­men­tary metal–oxide–semiconductor, made microchips eco­nom­i­cally fea­sible in the 1980s, said Siva­sub­ra­manian Somu, a research sci­en­tist in Northeastern’s Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing. A crit­ical ele­ment in any microchip is some­thing […]

Chipping away at cancer

In the last two decades, the number of deaths from col­orectal cancer has steadily declined, according to the Amer­ican Cancer Society. While some of the decrease can be attrib­uted to better treat­ment prac­tices, early detec­tion is another pri­mary factor. Nonethe­less, col­orectal cancer is still the second leading cause of death among men and women in […]

Busnaina, Adams & McGruer Receive Patent

MIE Professors Ahmed Busnaina & George Adams, and ECE Professor Nicol McGruer have been awarded a patent for their “Bistable nanoswitch”.

Isaacs & Busnaina Awarded $1.2M Grant

MIE Professors Jackie Isaacs and Ahmed Busnaina have received an $1.2M NSF grant to use LCA methods to determine the ethical, legal, and societal impacts of scaling nanomanufacturing to commercial production.

Busnaina Receives $1.6M from Department of Defense

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina’s team was one of 34 Massachusetts groups selected to receive funding from the Department of Defense. Their research is focused on developing carbon nanotube enhanced power sources that are better than current battery technology.

Busnaina's nanotechnology research to help improve manufacturing

Ahmed Busnaina, William Lincoln Smith Professor and director of the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), is investigating ways of manufacturing materials which will allow structures and patterns down to 20nm or smaller using room-temperature and non-vacuum processes.

Collaboration between COE Nanomanufacturing Center and Physics yields high-impact result in journal Nanotechnology covered on PhysOrg.com

"Large scale 3D vertical assembly of single-wall carbon nanotubes at ambient temperatures." Nanotechnology 19 (2008) 455309. Faculty Leaders: Ahmed Busnaina, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Director, Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing and Sri Sridhar, Physics, Director, Electronic Materials Research Institute. For the past several years, researchers have been trying to take advantage of carbon nanotubes’ good electrical properties for future […]