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 research at the Framingham Heart Study, Fermi National Lab, CERN, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and many other sites.


  • 3 Engineers
  • 1 Technician / Administrator
  • 3-5 Student Technicians

head_sm Eric Hazen (RETIRED as of 2023) founded the EDF in 1986. He has over 40 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 Office: ERB B01

danDan Gastler (Senior Engineer) has been with the EDF since 2013.  He has a Ph.D. in Physics and extensive experience in data acquisition, printed circuit board design, logic design using FPGAs and software development.

E-mail:  dgastler@bu.edu   Phone: 617-353-9135   Office:  PRB 457

andrewAndrew Peck(Electronics Engineer) started in the EDF in 2020. He has a strong background in programmable logic, PCB design, software and embedded systems.

E-mail: peck@bu.edu Phone: 617-353-6060 Office: PRB 455

panosPanos Gkountoumis (Design Engineer) is an experienced research engineer with expertise in digital design, PCB layout as well as extensive software experience. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from NTU Athens. He is currently (fall 2022) resident near CERN.

E-mail: panagiotis.gkountoumis@cern.ch Office: 32/4-B02 (CERN)

chrisChris Lawlor (Administrative Coordinator) has been with the EDF since 2004.  He 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: PRB 461