Nian Sun Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering email@example.com 617.373.3351 Expertise integrated magnetic inductors and transformers, RF/microwave devices and subsystems Nian Sun in the Press New Scientist Wood coated in nanocrystals can block electromagnetic signals “The result seems too good to be true,” says Nian Sun at Northeastern University in Massachusetts. “But the data seems valid, they got this high level of shielding with such a thin material.” Tiny acoustic antennas could help make brain implants a reality Researchers at Northeastern University have made a major advance in developing significantly smaller antennas, hundreds of times tinier than currently existing versions. The development is significant because, in a world in which virtually every piece of portable wireless communications technology has shrunk over time, antennas have stubbornly remained the same size. Science Magazine Mini-antennas could power brain-computer interfaces, medical devices Engineers have figured out how to make antennas for wireless communication 100 times smaller than their current size, an advance that could lead to tiny brain implants, micro–medical devices, or phones you can wear on your finger. The brain implants in particular are “like science fiction,” says study author Nian Sun, an electrical engineer and […] Science News New antennas are up to a hundredth the size of today’s devices Tiny chips that communicate via radio waves are a tenth to a hundredth the length of current state-of-the-art compact antennas. At only a couple hundred micrometers across — comparable to the thickness of a piece of paper — these next-gen antennas can relay the same types of signals as those used by TVs, cell phones and radios, […] Nian Sun for Northeastern Global News These new sensors can detect coronavirus particles on your breath, instantly These new sensors can detect coronavirus particles on your breath, instantly Instead of sticking swabs up our noses, what if we could instantly detect viral COVID particles we breathe out? A tiny antenna could be good for your health. All you have to do is stick it in your brain. A tiny antenna could be good for your health. All you have to do is stick it in your brain. Doctoral student Hwaider Lin recently received an award for designing a nano-antenna that could eventually be used to help treat depression. Student wins acclaimed award from Chinese government Student wins acclaimed award from Chinese government Tianxiang Nan, a doctoral candidate in electrical engineering at Northeastern, has been selected to receive the 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.