Our Project Awarded the Resilience Solutions Grant

Our project “Battery-less Infrared Sensor Tags for Reliable Occupancy Sensing (BISTROS)” has been selected for the Resilience Solutions Grant Award 
in Northeastern’s GapFund360 program sponsored by the Global Resilience Institute. GapFund360 is a new funding program at Northeastern University (NU) overseen by the Center for Research Innovation (CRI) will help faculty researchers bridge the gap between promising lab results and commercially viable prototypes.

Congratulations!

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Ryan Sungho Kang passed his MS Thesis Defense!

Ryan Sungho Kang successfully defended his MS Thesis entitled “Ultra-narrowband Metamaterial Absorbers for Multispectral Infrared Microsystems” on Dec 6th 2018.

Congratulations and good luck with the continuation of the PhD program!

Committee Members and Defendant: (from left to right) Prof. Matteo Rinaldi, MS Thesis Defendant Ryan Sungho Kang, Prof.  Yongmin Liu and Prof. Cristian Cassella

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Zhenyun Qian is promoted to Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhenyun Qian has been recently promoted to a Research Assistant Professor, Congratulations!!

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Gates Foundation awards the ‘Global Grand Challenge’ grant


We were awarded the grant “Global Grand Challenge” by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop miniaturized, maintenance-free zero-power chemical sensors for pest and disease monitoring.

“Manual surveillance is time-consuming and requires prior knowledge of disease symptoms. Automated, sensor-based crop surveillance is far more effective, but relatively expensive, and the sensors constantly consume power, making them unsuitable for low-resource settings. They will develop a low-energy sensor-based monitoring system by exploiting a recently developed technology that comprises a micromechanical switch made of two cantilever beams.”

Congratulations!

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Paper Accepted for Publication in Advanced Optical Materials

Our paper S. Kang, Z. Qian, V. Rajaram, S. Calisgan, A. Alu’, and M. Rinaldi, “Ultra-narrowband Metamaterial Absorbers for High Spectral Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy” has been accepted for publication in Advanced Optical Materials.

Congratulations!

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