Experts

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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 
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
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

Computer forensics

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

    Wind 
  • Christopher Niezrecki, director of the WindSTAR Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; director of UMass Lowell Wind Energy Research Group 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
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
Telecommunications 
  • Jay Weitzen, professor of electrical and computer engineering
Pollution
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