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Francis College of Engineering

The Francis College of Engineering has long served as an economic engine for the Merrimack Valley and beyond, providing talent and technology in engineering, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, and electronics. Our research meets challenges in energy, sustainability, information technology, and personalized medicine, while pursuing educational initiatives, increasing student opportunities and meeting workforce needs.
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Three times a year, the College of Engineering highlights its research endeavors in its publication Engineering Solutions. Our faculty and students work with foundations and companies to engineer solutions to society's most pressing problems. Read Engineering Solutions.
  • UMass Lowell students have joined together across majors to design, build and donate prosthetic devices for children.

    eNABLE Lowell is a local chapter of a global nonprofit volunteer organization that provides 3D printed prosthetic devices to children around the world.

Departments

Programs

  • Brianna Atwood
    Plastics Engineering

    Brianna Atwood came to UMass Lowell to study plastics engineering – but she’s done so much more. The honors student started a volunteer program that connects UML students with a local school. She has also participated in the professional co-op program, working on fire-resistant seals for airplanes.

  • Dean Kennedy
    Mechanical Engineering

    Dean Kennedy always dreamed of a career at Disney. The experience he gained and connections he made while earning his bachelor’s and master’s in mechanical engineering helped make that dream come true.

  • Omar Abdelaal
    Mechanical Engineering

    The Lawrence Lin MakerSpace is where Omar Abdelaal works on the drone for his senior capstone, and where he became inspired to start an eNABLE chapter in his native Egypt.

  • Maggie  Davenport
    Mechanical Engineering

    An honors seminar and fellowship sent Maggie Davenport to Haiti, where she’s working on sustainability projects.

  • Harish Hande
    Renewable Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

    Social entrepreneur Harish Hande is helping the poor in India in an economically and environmentally sustainable way, by bringing affordable solar power to the countryside.

  • Maureen Kelly
    Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

    A service-learning capstone in Lowell and Haiti transformed Maureen Kelly’s civil engineering education — and her life. She now works for a firm that supports her ongoing volunteer work in Haiti and her mentoring of current students.