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Ahmed Busnaina

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

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  • 447 Snell Engineering Center
  • 617.373.2992

Research Focus

Nanomanufacturing, nano and microscale printing of sensors and electronics, nano and micro control, particulate and chemical defects in semiconductor manufacturing, high rate nanomanufacturing, NEMS devices and nanomaterials based nanoelectronics

Education

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

Honors & Awards

  • 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 Focus

Nanomanufacturing, nano and microscale printing of sensors and electronics, nano and micro control, particulate and chemical defects in semiconductor manufacturing, high rate nanomanufacturing, NEMS devices and nanomaterials based nanoelectronics

Research Initiatives

Advancing Nanotechnology through Innovation in Materials Engineering
Critical Infrastructure Sustainability and Security
Security, Sensing and Surveillance Systems

Department Research Areas

Energy Systems
Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing
Multifunctional Composites

Selected Publications

  • Z. Chai, S.A. Abbasi, A. Busnaina, Scalable Directed Assembly of Highly Crystalline 2,7-Dioctyl[1] Benzothieno[3,2-b][1]Benzothiophene (C8-BTBT) Films, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(21), 2018, 18123-18130
  • C. Yilmaz, A. Sirman, A. Halder, A. Busnaina, High-rate Assembly of Nanomaterials on Insulating Surfaces Using Electro-fluidic Directed Assemblys, ACS Nano,11(8), 2017, 7679–7689
  • C. Yilmaz, C. Sarisozen, V. Torchilin, A. Busnaina, Novel Nanoprinting for Oral Delivery of Poorly Soluble Drugs, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, 12(3), 2016, 157-162
  • H. Cho, S. Somu, J.Y. Lee, H. Jeong, A. Busnaina, High–rate Nanoscale Offset Printing Process Using Directed Assembly and Transfer of Nanomaterials, Advanced Materials, 27, 2015, 1759-1766
  • C. Yilmaz, A.E. Cetin, G. Goutzamanidis, J. Huang, S. Somu, H. Altug, D. Wei, A. Busnaina, Three-dimensional Crystalline and Homogeneous Metallic Nanostructures Using Directed-assembly of Nanoparticles, ACS Nano, 8(5), 2014, 4547-4558

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.

Faculty

Jul 24, 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 […]

Faculty

Jan 18, 2017

CHN Awarded Patent for Fabricating Nanorods

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

Faculty

Dec 19, 2016

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”.

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