Boston University

Boston University
Type Disciplines
Research Institution Chemistry Engineering Physics
Address Postal Code
8 Saint Mary's St. 02215
City State / Province
Boston Massachusetts
E-mail Country
Web Phone
link (617) 353-8899
(617) 353-7271

The Boston University Photonics Center is dedicated to academic scholarship, entrepreneurial technology development, and innovative educational enrichment in the field of photonics.

The Photonics Center houses shared state-of-the-art facilities, including an optical fiber draw tower, an optical processing facility, a sophisticated optical metrology laboratory, and an integrated optoelectronics packaging laboratory. These assets, combined with leading academic experts and a dedicated staff, make the Photonics Center an extraordinary resource for students, faculty, and affiliated companies.

Faculty members are the principal investigators in the Center’s research laboratories and have pioneered breakthrough photonic devices that include blue light lasers, quantum cryptography systems, deformable mirrors that improve telescope and microscope resolution, high-speed phototedectors, and biophotonic sensors. Photonics faculty receive tens of millions in grant funding annually from agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, NIH, DARPA, and the Department of Defense.

The Office of the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education supports the University in facilitating research at the both the student and faculty levels. For more information visit

Contact: Cliff Robinson,

Boston University (BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Although chartered by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1869, Boston University traces its roots to the establishment of the Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury, Vermont in 1839. The University organized formal Centennial observances both in 1939 and 1969.

With more than 3,000 faculty members and nearly 30,000 students, Boston University is the fourth-largest private university in the United States of America and the city's fourth-largest employer.[4] The University offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees through 18 schools and colleges and operates two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood, where it is bisected by the Massachusetts Turnpike. The Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood."

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