In 2009, founded by Nian Sun, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Integrated Ferroics at Northeastern University, Winchester Technologies, LLC is an offshoot of Northeastern University’s laboratory work. Winchester Technologies is quickly building up the facilities and research capability. The company’s mainstay is its collaborative research team, drawing support from Professor Nian Sun’s lab of about 29 scientists and engineers. Winchester Technologies has been focused intensively on magnetics research and product development for almost ten years. Winchester Technologies received more than 30 awards from different agencies, like NSF ERC, DARPA, AFOSR, and has signed more than 30 non-disclosure agreements with different companies for product evaluation and potential investments, including Raytheon, BAE, Lockheed Martin, Analog Devices Inc., Boeing, ALPSALPINE, SONY, Infineon, to many small businesses.


  • Ultra-sensitive hand-held mobile gas sensors for various purposes.
  • Novel magnetostrictive materials and radically new RF nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS) magnetoelectric sensors, and real-time electro-magneto brain activity mapping in awake, normally active live animals.
  • Integrated nanoscale magnetic and magnetoelectric sensors with picoTesla sensitivity at DC and low frequencies.
  • Integrated magnetic and magnetoelectric microdevices for power electronics.
  • Integrated RF and microwave magnetic and magnetoelectric microdevices.
  • Multifunctional materials based miniaturized antennas, filters, magnetic field sensors, inductors, etc.


Winchester Technologies Staff

Currently, the research team of Winchester Technologies is home to about 31 scientists and engineers, including collaborative research members of Northeastern University’s Advanced Materials and Microsystems Laboratory (AMML). See below for a directory of researchers.

Nian Sun, Ph.D.
Founder; Chief Technical Advisor
Hui Lu
Chief Executive Officer
Hwaider Lin, Ph.D.
Venkat Parimi, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research and Development
Chia-Shih (James) Cheng, Ph.D.
Sr. RF/Microwave Engineer
Xiaoling (Amy) Shi, Ph.D.
Sr. Research Scientist
Yuan (Daniel) Gao, Ph.D.
Research Consultant
Ivan Lisenkov, Ph.D.
Research Consultant
Chu-hung (Peter) Lee
Mechanical Engineer
Peter Kelly
Mechanical Designer
Justin Su
Biomedical Engineer
Erik Little
Mechanical Engineer
Sean Callahan
Mechanical Engineer
Joseph Abate
Electrical Engineer
Cole Hodys
Biological Engineer
Joe Durkin
Electrical Engineer
Cade Braddock
Electrical Engineer

Advanced Materials and Microsystems Laboratory (AMML) Members

Chen, Lei, Ph.D.                                              Yuxiao He, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar                                                 Post Doctoral Researcher

Xianfeng Liang                                                 Huaihao Chen
Ph. D. Candidate                                                Ph. D. Candidate

Neville Sun                                                         Cunzheng Dong
Ph. D. Candidate                                                 Ph. D. Candidate

Alexei Matyushov                                             Mohsen Zaeimbashi
Ph. D. Candidate                                                  Ph. D. Candidate

Yifan He                                                                Yuyi Wei
Ph. D. Candidate                                                   Ph. D. Candidate

Mehdi Nasrollahpourmotlaghzanjani         Shadi Emam     
Ph. D. Candidate                                                   Ph. D. Candidate

Anthony Romano                                             Nirjhar Bhattacharjee Ph. D. Student                                                        Ph. D. Student

Alexandria Will-Cole                                           Changxing Sun
Ph. D. Student                                                        Visiting Ph. D. Student

Yingxue Guo                                                         Damo Wang
Graduate student                                                  Graduate student