Experts

For assistance in reaching a UMass Lowell expert source or to locate a source on a subject not listed here, contact Christine Gillette (Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, 978-934-2209) or Nancy Cicco (Nancy_Cicco@uml.edu, 978-934-4944).

Science and Engineering

Advanced materials

  • James Sherwood, associate dean of graduate studies of the Francis College of Engineering, co-director of the UMass Lowell Baseball Research Center, professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Advanced Composite Materials and Textile Research Laboratory

Astronomy

  • Robert Giles, professor, department chairman, physics, submillimeter wave technology lab

Baseball research

  • James Sherwood, associate dean of graduate studies of the Francis College of Engineering, co-director of the UMass Lowell Baseball Research Center, professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Advanced Composite Materials and Textile Research Laboratory

Biomedicine

Nanotherapy

  • Prakash Rai, assistant professor, chemical engineering

Stem cell research

  • Peter Gaines, associate professor, biological science, biomedical engineering and biotechnology program

BPA (Bisphenol-A)

  • Daniel Schmidt, associate professor of plastics engineering, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence

Bioplastics

Bridges

Buildings

Chemistry

  • Prakash Rai, assistant professor, chemical engineering    

Climate change

  • Mathew Barlow, associate professor of environmental, earth and atmospheric sciences
  • Juliette Rooney-Varga, director of the UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative and associate professor of environmental biology
  • James Forest, director of Security Studies Program and professor, Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

Computers and technology

Forensics and security

  • Xinwen Fu, associate chairman and professor, Computer Science Department 

Hardware

  • Fred Martin, associate professor, computer science, director of student success    

Software

  • Fred Martin, associate professor, computer science, director of student success

Internet

  • Byung Guk Kim, associate professor, computer science, College of Engineering

Energy 

Electricity

  • Craig Armiento, professor, electrical and computer engineering, College of Engineering       

    Nuclear

  • Gilbert Brown, professor of chemical engineering, College of Engineering

Wind 

  • Christopher Niezrecki, director of the WindSTAR Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; director of UMass Lowell Center for Wind Energy and professor of mechanical engineering 
  • Peter Avitabile, co-principal investigator of the WindSTAR Industry/University Cooperative Research Center and professor of mechanical engineering
  • Daniel Schmidt, associate professor of plastics engineering, first recipient of the Mark and Elisia Saab Endowed Professorship in Sustainable Plastics Engineering, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, Wind Turbine Research Group
  • James Sherwood, associate dean of graduate studies of the Francis College of Engineering, professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Advanced Composite Materials and Textile Research Laboratory.

Solar

  • Robert Parkin, solar energy program and graduate coordinator, professor of mechanical engineering and renewable energy engineering

Infrastructure

  • Tzu Yang Yu, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering, wind turbine research

Mathematics

Medical devices

  • Stephen McCarthy, director of the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) and professor of plastics engineering

Nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing 

  • Julie Chen, vice provost for research and co-founder of the UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center
  • Carol Barry, co-director of the Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence; associate director of the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing; professor of plastics engineering
  • Joey Mead, co-director of the Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence; deputy director of the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing; professor of plastics engineering
  • Daniel Schmidt, associate professor of plastics engineering, first recipient of the Mark and Elisia Saab Endowed Professorship in Sustainable Plastics Engineering, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, Wind Turbine Research Group

Plastics

  • Robert Malloy, professor and department chairman, Plastics Engineering Department and member, Plastics Hall of Fame
  • Stephen McCarthy, director of the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) and professor of plastics engineering
  • Daniel Schmidt, associate professor of plastics engineering, first recipient of the Mark and Elisia Saab Endowed Professorship in Sustainable Plastics Engineering, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, Wind Turbine Research Group

Physics

  • Robert Giles, professor, department chairman, physics, submillimeter wave technology lab

Telecommunications 

  • Jay Weitzen, professor of electrical and computer engineering

Transportation

  • Yuanchang Xie, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering

Pollution

Radar systems/imaging

  • Robert Giles, professor, department chairman, physics, submillimeter wave technology lab
  • Tzu Yang Yu, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering, wind turbine research
  • Yuanchang Xie, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering

Railways

  • Yuanchang Xie, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering 
  • Tzu Yang Yu, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering, wind turbine research

Roads

  • Tzu Yang Yu, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering, wind turbine research 
  • Edward Hajduk, lecturer, civil and environmental engineering

Robotics

  • Holly Yanco, director of the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center and professor of computer science

Weather

  • Frank Colby, professor of environmental, earth and atmospheric sciences

Wireless communication

  • Jay Weitzen, professor of electrical and computer engineering