The Saab Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center opened in Fall 2012
Each year, undergraduate and graduate students from our six colleges and schools gather to present their research in oral and poster presentations to their peers, faculty and guests.
Plastics Engineering Assoc. Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan is one of the University’s leading researchers on sustainability and renewable materials, having devoted more than decade of his career developing products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances.
Researchers from UMass Lowell and their counterparts from the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center will be working together as part of a new research and development initiative called HEROES (Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers).
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded a team of researchers from UMass Lowell, UMass Boston and the University of Wisconsin a three-year, $3 million grant to develop a metal catalyst for converting sunlight, carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into hydrocarbon fuel.
Hosted by UMass Lowell’s Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property, the Nov. 27 meeting of the Middlesex 3 Coalition was billed as “Enabling Life Sciences Innovation Beyond Cambridge.”
An integral part of UMass Lowell’s newly inaugurated $80 million Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center on North Campus is a “clean room” facility, where the air inside is continuously circulated, filtered and monitored to make sure that the number of microscopic particles present doesn’t exceed the maximum allowable limit.
In a recent podcast produced by the Museum of Science in Boston, electrical engineering Assoc. Prof. Joel Therrien talked about the importance of studying how nano-sized particles affect human health and the environment.
A team of researchers at UMass Lowell are now able to replicate photosynthesis in the laboratory, with the goal of someday storing solar energy on a commercial scale.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from UMass Lowell and the State University of New York, Binghamton, has been awarded a three-year grant worth nearly $460,000 by the National Science Foundation to synthesize lead-free nanosolder materials and develop innovative nanosoldering techniques for joining electronic components measuring only billionths of a meter in size.
The U.S. Army Research Office has awarded Prof. James Whitten a grant worth $345,000 over a period of three years to perform research on the photoluminescence of metal oxide nanoparticles measuring billionths of a meter.
Electrical and computer engineering Assoc. Prof. Alkim Akyurtlu recently received a three-year grant totaling about $650,000 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study homogeneous negative refractive index metamaterials.
UMass Lowell’s mission to enhance the student experience by providing a global perspective will be highlighted when Queen’s University Belfast — in partnership with UMass Lowell and Dublin City University — hosts the Advanced Materials, Polymer Processing and Manufacturing Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Sept. 25 and 26.
Profs. Pradeep Kurup and Ramaswamy Nagarajan are conducting pioneering research to develop an electronic “tongue” for detecting and analyzing heavy metals in the soil and groundwater.
Chemical engineering Assoc. Prof. Sanjeev K. Manohar is developing a sensor that would help keep the military's food supply safe and secure.
Electrical engineering Prof. Martin Margala, together with his former graduate student Vikas Kaushal and collaborators from the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain and North Carolina State University, are moving one step closer to developing even smaller, faster and super energy-efficient mobile electronic devices with their work on “ballistic deflection transistors,” or BDTs.
At the center of the University’s efforts is the brand-new, $80 million state-of-the-art Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC), which is scheduled to have its grand public opening Oct. 11.
UMass Lowell recently hired Gary Delehanty to serve as facilities manager for ETIC, the Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, set to open this fall on North Campus. Delehanty, who has 25 years of experience maintaining and operating clean rooms and other research labs, says taking care of ETIC is a dream job.
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