About EDF

The Boston University Electronics Design Facility designs and builds advanced electronics in support of research science and education. The EDF develops a broad range of instrumentation, from small “black box” circuits for a lab to large systems. Areas of specialty include RF, low-noise circuits, programmable logic and impedance controlled fine-line multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCB). Since 1986 the EDF has contributed to experiments such as Framingham Heart Study, MACRO, Super-Kamiokande, CMS, ATLAS, MuLAN, and Muon g-2.


  • 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.

E-mail: hazen@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-6120
Cell: 617-448-9705
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.

E-mail: wusx@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-5102
Office: PRB467

Dan Gastler (Electronics Engineer) has a Ph.D. in Physics and extensive experience in data acquisition, software development and digital electronics.

E-mail: dgastler@bu.edu
Phone: 218-461-9178
Office: PRB457

Chris Lawlor (Administrative Coordinator) handles administrative and technical tasks for the EDF, including record-keeping, purchasing, prototype assembly and testing, and equipment repair.

E-mail: cjlawlor@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-4117
Office: PRB461 (front desk)