Northeastern SMART

In collaboration with federal agencies and industrial members, Northeastern SMART aims to conceive and pilot disruptive technological innovation in smart devices and systems to make everyday life safer, easier and more efficient.

Meet The TEAM

The goal of the SMART CENTER is to fulfill the promise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution of improving the quality of life for the world’s population by merging smart technologies with humans’ physical lives.

Northeastern SMART fosters partnership between university, industry and government stakeholders to create new generations of smart devices and systems that are required by a number of industries including the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, Digital Agriculture, Robotics and Healthcare.

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AME Academy 2022 Summer Session

Co-sponsored by Northeastern SMART

July 29, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Related Flyer:  AME-Academy-July-2022-Summer-Session-Flyer-AM-V10.pdf



AME Academy will be delivering a 1 day event at Northeastern University, Boston MA on July 29, 2022.

Join the team of experts led by electronics industry veteran Mr. Gene Weiner, member of the IPC’s Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame, who will present “The Impact of AME Technology and Other Technical Advances for Manufacturing Electronic Circuits.”

He will be joined by other leading AME experts from industry and academia from around the world to talk about packaging, materials, testing, and CAD tools. The applications cases to be presented will include biomedical, RF/mmWave, and robotics devices and systems.

You can attend in-person or online at no charge.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. All times are in US East coast time.

More information and registration click here.

Postdoc Position on Sensor Projects at SMART Center

The Postdoc will be working on research projects related to the design, fabrication, testing and packaging of microelectromechanical devices for infrared spectroscopy and their integration with lasers and gas cells into a low-power, miniature and light-weight greenhouse gas sensor system suitable for the development with drones.


Congratulations Center’s PhD Graduate – Sungho (Ryan) Kang successfully defended his PhD Thesis entitles “Plasmonically Enhanced Infrared Sensing Microsystems” on January 11, 2022.

Congratulations Center’s PhD Graduate – Flavius Pop successfully defended his PhD Thesis entitles “Intrabody Communication for Real-Time Monitoring of Implanted Medical Devices based on Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers” on December 1, 2021.

Congratulations Center’s PhD Graduate – Vageeswar Rajaram successfully defended his PhD Thesis entitled “Zero Power Microelectromechanical Sensors for Large-Scale IoT Applications” on September 14, 2021.

SMART Center received recognition from the academia, industry, and government agencies on its Annual Workshop on Nano Systems Innovation (NanoSI2021).

SMART Center was highlighted in a pre-recorded video case study within the official broadcast at this year’s Joint MRS (Materials Research Society) Virtual Spring and Fall Meeting, Nov 28 – Dec 4, 2020.

SMART Center 2020 Seminar Series – “Key elements in Productization of MEMS Oscillators” by Dr. Gabriele Vigevani on 12/1/2020, 1:35 pm – 2:35 pm!

SMART Center Deploys an Evatec CLUSTERLINE® 200 for Manufacturing High Performance Piezoelectric Micro and Nano Systems!

Congratulations Center’s PhD Graduate – Yao Yu successfully defended his PhD Thesis entitled “Microelectromechanical Magnet-free Non-Reciprocal Devices for In-band Full-Duplex Applications“!

Congratulations Center Faculty Members – Assistant Professors Aatmesh Shrivastava and Hui Fang, together with Affiliated Faculty Holly Jimison, were awarded a $300K NSF grant to create a “Self-powered Smart Ring for Always-On Health Interventions”!

Congratulations Center Faculty Member – Assistant Professor Hui Fang (PI), together with ChE Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes (co-PI), in collaboration with UCLA and Boston Children’s Hospital, Receive $2.2M NIH Award Leading to State-of-the-Art Electrophysiological Capabilities!

Congratulations Center Faculty Member – Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang organized the ROAD4NN workshop: International Workshop on Research Open Automatic Design for Neural Networks, at DAC 2020!

Congratulations Center’s PhD Student – Vageeswar Rajaram Receives Best Paper Award at IEEE IFCS-ISAF!

Congratulations Center Faculty Member – Associate Professor Josep Jornet Publishes Paper in the Journal ‘Science’ on Tunable Topological Charge Vortex Microlaser!

Welcome InvenSense joined SMART Center as a Collaboration Partner!

Congratulations Center Faculty Member – Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang group’s AI technology of deep neural networks on mobile devices got highlighted in news article – “Deep Neural Networks are coming to your phone. Here’s how that could change your life.”

Welcome InterDigital joined SMART Center as a Collaboration Partner!

Welcome Evatec joined SMART Center as a 5-year Collaboration Partner!

Congratulations Center Faculty Members – Assistant Professor Cristian Cassella (PI), Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo, and Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi received a NSF Award to Enable Longer Battery Lifetime and Next-Generation Micro- and Nano-Sensors!

Congratulations Center’s first PhD graduate – Guofeng Chen successfully defended his PhD Thesis entitled “Piezoelectric μ-Resonators for Low-Power and Low-Cost IoT Communication Nodes”!