Ahmed Busnaina

Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
Northeastern University
Email: busnaina@coe.neu.edu
Phone: (617) 373-2992

Ahmed A. Busnaina, Ph.D. is a University Distinguished Professor, the William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor, and the founding Director of National Science Foundation’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) for High-rate Nanomanufacturing and the NSF Center for Nano and Microcontamination Control at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Prior to joining Northeastern University, he was a professor and a director of the Microcontamination Control Lab at Clarkson University from 1983-2000. Dr. Busnaina is internationally recognized for his work on nano and micro scale defects mitigation and removal in semiconductor fabrication. He specializes in directed assembly of nanoelements and in the nanomanufacturing of micro and nanoscale devices. He developed many techniques for directed assembly and nanomaterials based manufacturing of nanoscale structures for energy, electronics, biomedical and materials applications. His research support exceeds $47 million.

Busnaina has authored more than 600 papers in journals, proceedings and conferences, and he has organized and chaired more than 175 conferences, workshops, sessions and panels for many professional societies. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research. He also serves on many advisory boards including Samsung Electronics; Chemical Industry Nanomaterials Roadmap, International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, Journal of Particulate Science and Technology, Journal of Environmental Sciences, Semiconductor International, Journal of Advanced Applications in Contamination Control. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Adhesion Society. His awards include a Fulbright Senior Scholarship, the 2006 Nanotech Briefs National Nano50 Award–Innovator category and the 2006 Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award–Northeastern University.