Principal Investigator


J. William Boley, PhD.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University

110 Cummington Mall, Room 108
Office: 617-358-1134

Graduate Students

Stephanie Flores Zopf
Stephanie Flores Zopf
PhD Student, 2nd year, MechE
My background spans research in materials science, textiles, printing and flexible energy storage. I am interested in developing advanced manufacturing techniques to fabricate smart textiles for apparel and wearable technologies.
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Jean Paul Soto Aquino
PhD Student, 2nd year, MechE

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. As an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to participate in research at Boston University and at my alma matter across the Nanotechnology, Solid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences fields.  Now, my interests lay in programming, synthesizing and characterizing inks for multi-material 4D printing applications.

Javier M Morales Ferrer
PhD Student, 2nd year, MechE

I acquired my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with minor concentration in chemistry at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. During my bachelor my research interest where in thermal science and solid mechanics. I had the opportunity of participating in project related to both fields at my home campus and in different summer internships at Boston University and Harvard University. As a graduate student, my research is focused on 4D printing shape-shifting structures and its broad applications.

Rongxuan(Faust) Xie
MS Student, 2nd year, MSE
I received my bachelors degree in chemical engineering and technology in 2018.  During that time I focused on synthesis and characterization of metal catalyst for ε-caprolactone.  In the AAL, my research is aimed to design, synthesize, and characterize liquid metal inks for applications in soft electronics.

Undergraduate Students

Nicholas Rosenberger

I am an undergraduate Senior at Boston University studying mechanical engineering with a concentration in manufacturing engineering. In the AAL, I am working with Stephanie Zopf on developing materials for smart textiles and wearable technologies.

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