Ahmed Busnaina

WL Smith Chair and University Distinguished Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director,  CHN

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  • 467 EC
  • 617.373.2992

Research Focus

Nanomanufacturing; nano and microscale printing of sensors and electronics; nano and micro-scale defects in semiconductor manufacturing; high rate nanomanufacturing; power electronics, RF, NEMS devices and nanomaterials based nanoelectronics, flexible and hybrid electronics

Education

  • PhD (1983), Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University

Honors & Awards

  • 2020 William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award
  • 2018 Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar
  • Life Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2013 Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology’s Willis J. Whitfield Award
  • 2006 Nanotech Briefs National Nano50™ Award, category: Innovator, National
  • 2006 Outstanding Faculty, SØren Buus Outstanding Research Award, Northeastern University
  • 2005 Aspiration Award, Northeastern University
  • 2005 Induction, Alpha Nu Chapter, Phi Beta Delta
  • 2004 Guest of Honor, Opening Ceremony, MicroBio Chip Research Center, Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea
  • 2000 ASMC DuPont Photomasks Best Paper Award, Annual IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference
  • 1999 Elected as R. L. Patrick Fellow of the Adhesion Society
  • 1997 ASME Computers in Engineering Division Chair Award
  • 1997 ASME Computers in Engineering Conference Chair Award
  • 1996 Elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 1993, 1994 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Egypt
  • 1993 Elected as an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • 1990 Best Paper Award, ASME Computers in Engineering Conference
  • 1990 John W. Graham, Jr. Faculty Research Award, Clarkson University
  • 1988 Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • 1988 Northeastern Region AIAA Faculty Advisor Award
  • 1986 Ralph R. Teetor National Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • 1986 AIAA Northeastern Region Special Service Citation Award

Professional Affiliations

  • R. L. Patrick Fellow, Adhesion Society
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Member, American Society of Engineering Education
  • Member, American Vacuum Society
  • Member, Electrochemical Society
  • Senior Member, Institute of Environmental Sciences
  • Life Member, Fulbright Association
  • Member, Materials Research Society

Research Overview

Nanomanufacturing; nano and microscale printing of sensors and electronics; nano and micro-scale defects in semiconductor manufacturing; high rate nanomanufacturing; power electronics, RF, NEMS devices and nanomaterials based nanoelectronics, flexible and hybrid electronics

Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN)

The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) is a research center focused on nanomanufacturing processes and designing sensors and other products using these processes.  Headquartered at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, we create and translate knowledge so that nanotechnology can better meet global and societal needs.

Our research and development work falls into four broad categories:

  1. Nanotechnology products and applications

  2. Nanomanufacturing processes

  3. Environmental health & safety of nanomanufacturing and nanoproducts

  4. Regulatory, legal, and ethical issues related to nanomanufacturing

Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN)

Selected Research Projects

  • Advanced Manufacturing Cluster for Smart Sensors and Materials
    • – Principal Investigator, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
  • Novel Nanoprinting for Wireless Chemical Gas sensors
    • – Principal Investigator, NASA

Research Centers and Institutes

Selected Publications

  • Cetin, Arif E., Yilmaz, Cihan, Galarreta, Betty C., Yilmaz, Gizem, Altug, Hatice, Busnaina, Ahmed (2020). Fabrication of Sub-10-nm Plasmonic Gaps for Ultra-Sensitive Raman Spectroscopy. Plasmonics, 15(4),1165-1171. 10.1007/S11468-020-01137-3
  • S.A. Abbasi, T.H. Kim, S. Somu, H. Wang, Z. Chai, M. Upmanyu, A.A. Busnaina, Fabrication of a Nanoelectromechanical Bistable Switch Using Directed Assembly of SWCNTs, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 53(23), 2020
  • Z. Chai, A. Korkmaz, C. Yilmaz, A.A. Busnaina, High-Rate Printing of Micro/Nanoscale Patterns Using Interfacial Convective Assembly, Advanced Materials, 2020, 2000747
  • Gao, Sen, Jiang, Qiuyi, Shi, Yu, Kim, Hyehee, Busnaina, Ahmed, Jung, Hyun Young, Jung, Yung Joon (2020). High-performance lithium battery driven by hybrid lithium storage mechanism in 3D architectured carbonized eggshell membrane anode. Carbon, 166,26-35. 10.1016/J.CARBON.2020.05.006
  • Z. Chai, H. Jeong, S.A. Abbasi, A.A. Busnaina Fabrication of Organic Field Effect Transistors using Directed Assembled and Transfer Printed Carbon Nanotube Source/Drain Electrodes, Applied Physics Letters, 114(10), 2019, 103301
  • Z. Chai, J. Seo, S.A. Abbasi, A. Busnaina, Assembly of Highly Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Using an Electro-Fluidic Assembly Process, ACS Nano, 12(12), 2018, 12315-12323
Ahmed Busnaina

Faculty

Oct 29, 2021

Improved Methods for the Fabrication of Damascene Templates

University Distinguished and William Lincoln Smith Professor Ahmed Busnaina, mechanical and industrial engineering, was awarded a patent for “Damascene template for nanoelement printing fabricated without chemomechanical planarization.”

Ahmed Busnaina and Siva Somu

Faculty

Nov 10, 2020

Busnaina and Somu Awarded Damascene Template Patent

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

Ahmed Busnaina

Faculty

May 28, 2020

Busnaina Receives ASME William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award

Professor Ahmed Busnaina, mechanical and industrial engineering, has received the 2020 William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Faculty

Jun 25, 2019

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”.

Faculty

Mar 19, 2019

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”.

Faculty

Feb 26, 2019

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”.

Faculty

Dec 12, 2018

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.

Faculty

Jul 26, 2018

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”.

Faculty

Dec 14, 2017

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.

Faculty

Sep 06, 2017

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.

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