The EDF is located at 3 Cummington Mall (Physics Research Building) in Room 461. The building is behind Morse Auditorium, and across from the Metcalf Science Center (SCI) at 590 Commonwealth Ave. Note: Cummington is no longer open to vehicle traffic, so park on Commonwealth Ave or Beacon St.
Closest T Stop: Blandford Street Station (Green Line B)
Closest Parking: Warren Towers Garage (Permits/Cash)
Closest BU Shuttle Stop: C4 (outbound), M4 (inbound)
Take the elevator to the fourth floor and make an immediate left as you exit the elevator. Head down the hallway and then take another left. The EDF is in Room 461.
Boston University Electronics Design Facility
590 Commonwealth Avenue, Physics Room 255
Boston, MA 02215
- 2 Senior Engineers
- 1 Electronics Engineer
- 1 Technician / Administrator
- 3 Student Technicians
Eric Hazen (Director) founded the EDF in 1986. He has over 30 years experience in electronics design, software development and project management. Mr. Hazen is skilled at embedded system design, software development and analog and digital circuit design.
Office: PRB461 (in the back)
Shouxiang Wu (Senior Engineer) has been with the EDF since 1999. Previously he worked with Nobel laureate Samuel Ting on the L3 experiment at CERN. Mr. Wu has considerable expertise in fast synchronous logic design, printed circuit board layout, and analog design.
Dan Gastler (Electronics Engineer) has a Ph.D. in Physics and extensive experience in data acquisition, software development and digital electronics.
Office: PRB461 (front desk)
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Take the "T" (subway).
It will take you anywhere you need to go.
From the airport:
- Outside the terminal, board a shuttle bus which says "Subway", ride to the station.
- Buy a prepaid "Charlie Card" for fare. They work on all busses/trains.
- Ride the blue line inbound to Government Center
- Go upstairs and board a green line train westbound
- For physics dept (or any other destination on Commonwealth ave), take a B-Boston College train to Blandford st (first above-ground stop)
- For Buckminster or Commonwealth Hotel, take B, C or D train to Kenmore Square
- For Holiday Inn (or any other
destination on Beacon St), take C-Coolidge Corner train to St Mary's street