Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center

About the Building

UMass Lowell's Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (Saab Center)—an 84,000 square foot, $80 million dollar facility—is propelling the University's research facilities into the 21st Century. The state-of-the-art research and academic facility is a hub for developing advanced manufacturing and other technologies: preparing students for emerging job sectors, fostering industry partnerships and offering cutting-edge research in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, molecular biology, plastics engineering and optics, furthering fields such as life sciences, energy, national security, environmental protection and more. The Saab Center brings together world-renowned and next-generation research leaders to develop solutions to complex scientific challenges presently facing society.

On Dec. 10, 2012, the University announced that the ETIC has been named the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center in tribute to distinguished alumnus Mark Saab ’81 and his wife Elisia. The naming recognizes the Saabs for a new multimillion-dollar commitment to UMass Lowell that will make the couple the largest individual donors to the University.

Grand Opening Event

The research and academic facility celebrated its grand opening on October 11, 2012.


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View photos and a live feed of the project with time lapse video.