The Center for Complex Environmental Systems (CCES) at UMass Lowell is a multi-disciplinary research, technical assistance, and training organization that focuses on environmental science and technologies.
Areas of research include air pollution modeling and analysis; analytical tools for atmospheric, aquatic, and soil chemistry; soil remediation technologies; environmental microbiology; spatio-temporal analysis (including GIS); and environmental policy and impact analysis.
The Center has several associated laboratories, including analytical and wet chemistry laboratories; a biochemistry laboratory; an environmental microbiology laboratory; a site remediation laboratory; and a GIS laboratory for visualization of earth processes. The Center and associated faculty are engaged in several research efforts funded by Federal and State agencies and private institutions. The Center also provides a forum for exchange of information in the form of colloquia and occasional symposia on specific subjects.