bio

Bennett Goldberg is a Professor of Physics, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor of Science Education at Boston University. He is a former chair of the Physics Department and his active research interests are in nano-optics and spectroscopy of single viruses, semiconductor ICs, highly scattering porous media and 2D crystals. Goldberg was the founder and recently stepped down as Director of BU's Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology, an interdisciplinary center that brings together academic and industrial scientists and engineers in the development of nanotechnology with applications in materials and biomedicine, and is the current director of BU’s nanomedicine program, bringing engineers and physical scientists together with medical researchers and clinicians.

Goldberg was named last year as the inaugural Director of STEM Education Initiatives in the Office of the Provost, working with colleges, departments and faculty in course transformation toward increasing the amount of evidence-based and active-learning in STEM instruction, and in developing and implementing training in teaching and learning for STEM PhD’s and postdocs as future faculty.

Goldberg has a BA from Harvard College and an MS and PhD in physics from Brown University. Goldberg is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, has been awarded a Sloan Foundation Fellowship and is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigators Award. He is a life-long Boston Red Sox fan.