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.


  • (Typically) 3 Engineers
  • 1 Technician / Administrator
  • 3-5 Student Technicians

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

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